History 9A Home Page

Handy links to use.

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Email Mr. Robbins
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Quiz Star

The Library of Congress

The Ancient to Classical Civilizations Timeline

Presentation Rubric

Knight Cite

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.

Middle Ages and Change



This is the website for History 9A from Mr. Robbins at Madison Junior High School.




Be sure to bring your three hole binder and notebook paper every day.







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 is a brief introduction to Rome hosted by the British Museum.

Textbook chapters click here





For the long-term timeline, click here.

Ancient Timeline


    Number, Name   Links   Deadline
The Course Assessment   Quiz Star   As announced
One, Our Earliest Records and Migration Theories   Click here   As announced
Two, Ancient Humans and Early Civilizations   Click here   9/6
Three, Jerusalem and its Influence   Click here.   9/09 or TBA
Four, Greece   Click here.   9/16
Five, Rome, Part One   Click  here.   TBA
Six, Rome, Part Two   Click here.   10/11
Seven, The Middle Ages, Part One   Click here.   10/24 or TBA
Eight, Review of Middle Ages and 100 Years   Click here.   11/02
Nine, Three Reformation Leaders   Click here.   11/17





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 8/26

  • Indigenous
  • Dolmen
  • Genome

For the week ending 9/02

  • Kinetic
  • Autonomous

For the week ending 9/23

  • Catafalque

For the week ending 9/29

  • Provenance
  • Elucidate

For the week ending 10/14

  • Asylum




Link to the Daily Article

For the week ending 8/26
8/24  Mounds at LSU Campus
8/26  Low Water Reveal Spanish Stonehenge
8/27  Neolithic Watermelon

For the week ending 9/02
8/29  Dinosaur Skeleton in Portugal
8/30  DART Impact
8/31  Artemis Launch
9/01  Voyager Repair

9/02  Ancient Elephant Tusk

For the week ending 9/09
9/06  Ancient Irish Carvings

9/07  Juul Lawsuit
9/08  DNA Helps Identify Victim and Killer
9/09  Queen Elizabeth II Dies, Charles III Becomes King

For the week ending 9/16
9/12  9/11 Memorial Services
9/13  The Stone of Scone
9/14  Paleolithic Surgery
9/15  1.8m y.o. Tooth Found in Georgia
9/16  Quad Jump Skater

For the week ending 9/23
9/19  The Queen's Cowboy
9/20  The Funeral of the Queen
9/21  Putin Initiates Military Conscription
9/22  Russians Flee from Call Up
9/23  Hurricane Fiona Tracks to Canada

For the week ending 9/29
9/26  Lights Out in Europe

9/27  Roman Era Anchor Found Near English Coast
9/28  Hurricane Ian Nears Florida
9/29  The Edict of Milan

For the week ending 10/14
10/10  Vesuvius Eruption
10/11  Refugees in Germany
10/12  Egypt Wants Rosetta Stone Returned
10/13  Skeletons Under Shopping Center

10/14  Easter Island Heads Damaged by Wildfire

For the week ending 10/21
10/17 Purple Tomatoes
10/18 Bear Attack
10/19 Pope Urban Calls for the Crusades
10/20 Bubonic Plague Genetic Study
10/21 Selections from the Magna Carta

For the week ending 10/28
10/24 Woman Rescued Near Silverton, Colorado
10/25 Plastic Recycling
10/26 Paleolithic Fish Weir
10/27 New British Prime Minister
10/28 Florida Python Challenge

For the week ending 11/04
10/31 Halloween Candy

11/01 Crowd Crush in Korea
11/02 Revolutionary War Camp
11/03 Inter Caetera
Pictish Stone

For the week ending 11/11
11/07 Notre Dame Sarcophagus
11/08 Lab Grown Blood
11/09 Da Vinci Mural
11/10 Roman Art in Thrift Store
11/11 History of Veterans Day

For the week ending 11/18
11/14 Zelenskyy Visits Kehrson
11/15 Revolutionary War Burials
11/16 600-year-old Coin
11/17 Artemis I Launch