History 8-1 Home Page

Handy links to use.

Back to Mr. Robbins' home page.

Email Mr. Robbins
If you are trying to email me from a computer where you do not have a webmail account, copy and paste the above linked address into your email program.

The Online Textbook

Quiz Star

The Library of Congress

Presentation Rubric

Class starter handouts

Syllabus and Rules

Emergency supplies
Please, use these only if needed occasionally.

Lined paper

Graph paper

Before registering for any  web tools, I strongly suggest you read my guidelines.
Click here to read them.

Web tools for your use

This is a very handy and simple poster creation tool that includes some pretty sophisticated tools.

This may be the largest selection of clip art on the web - and it's free.






This is the web site for U.S. History 8-1 from Mr. Robbins at Madison Junior High School.

The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.









Beware the Superlative Demon!

Oldest, best, most, first, worst
– you get the idea.

We live in a society obsessed with extremes. Not only can this focus thwart deeper learning, it can cause us to misunderstand and ignore some very, very important facts and truths.





Here's a happy and motivational little tool to start your day. And it is a primary source from colonial times.

If you want to download a full size copy that you can tape to your  mirror to
help you get your morning started, click here.



    Number, Name   Links   Deadline
The Course Assessment   Quiz Star   Nov. 29
One, The Peopling of the Americas   Click here.   Dec. 2





Journal Items

Remember -

  • We read and summarize a reading selection for your journal every day.
  • You will submit your journal entries from each week Friday. Please, submit only the items for that week each Friday.
  • You will keep your journal entries on 8 1/2" x 11" three hole punch paper.
  • When your journal entries are returned, keep them in your class binder.

The links to the journal entries we use for each day are found in the right hand column of this table. There are also extra copies of the articles from each day in the blue out box.

If you want to see an example of how your journals should be formatted, click here.

To view the PowerPoint about plagiarism and journal entries we used at the beginning of class, click here.

Weekly Vocabulary

For the week ending 12/3

  • clemency




Link to the Daily Article

For the week ending 12/3

11/30  Selections from the Inter Catera, 1493