History 8-2 Backup 03042022

Five handy links to use.

Online Textbook

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.

Quiz Star

The Library of Congress

National Geographic Search Engine

Presentation Rubric

Class starter handouts

Class 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 class web site for History 8-2 from
Mr. Robbins at Madison Junior High School.

Mount Vernon






The Wretched Face of the West

Bryson and Jed wanted to share
The Wretched Face of the West with all of you.


NNL Productions Present
Mutated Animal Kingdom Disaster

By the Natalies and Lydia
Click on the above image for a larger version

Jefferson's Pasta Recipe




This is  a small-size map of the territorial expansion of the
United States up to 1900.

Territorial Acquisitions of the United States

Click on the above map to open a large-scale version.

Super Moon

Thanks to Michael for a great picture of the Super Pink Moon this month!

Pink Super Moon

Some of our classmates have used their artistic talents to spread the joy of spring!

Spring sketches



Online Textbook > Click here.


Just in case you're wondering how much time until summer break, here's your answer.

But, hey, who's counting?



Assignment Number & Name   Links
Use the links below to go to the web page for that assignment.
The Course Assessment   Quiz Star   In class 3/8
1, The Washington Presidency, Part One   Click here.   3/16
2, A New Nation in a World of Conflict   Click here.   3/18
3, Lewis and Clark   Click here.   3/30
4, Jefferson's Second Term, War of 1812   Click here.   4/09
5, One Third Book Report   Click here.   4/09
6, Changing Democracy in America   Click here.   4/16
7, Westward Migration and Antebellum America   Click here.   4/30
8, Selected Essay Topics   Click here.   5/05
9, Civil War Timeline and Events   Click here.   5/13
10, Two Thirds Book Report   Click here.   5/11
11, Lincoln and Reconstruction   Click here.   5/21


Books for class reading

  • The books listed below are already approved for your class reading.
  • If you want to use another, that's fine, but you need to have Mr. Robbins approve it. Generally speaking a book needs to be set close to the time period we will cover in class, be well written, and be moderate length.
  • You may use these books in any form you can find. You may check one out from the school or public library, or purchase it from an online source such as Amazon. These books are all in the public domain and are not very expensive.
  • You may use the links below to access your book as an ebook.
  • Some books have audio files. You may use the audio file for your book reading if you choose.
Book Title PDF Link Audio File Link
Roughing It, Mark Twain   Click here.
Best Humorous American Short Stories, Assorted Authors HTML only (for now)  
Eight Cousins, Louisa May Alcott   Click here.
Up From Slavery, Booker T. Washington Click here. Click here.
Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain   Click here.
Little Women, Louisa May Alcott Click here. Click here.
Rose in Bloom, Louisa May Alcott   Click here.
Little Men, Louisa May Alcott Click here. Click here.
Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe * Click here. Click here.

* These books qualify for extra credit.

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.


Week ending March 12

  • NA

Week ending March 19

  • Pending


 Link to the article for the day 

For the week ending March 12
3/09 Moving to Idaho
3/10 WWII Airman Remains Found
3/11 Fukushima 10 Year Anniversary
3/12 Ancient Mechanism

For the week ending March 19
3/15 Washington's Farewell Address
3/16 Recycled Plastic
3/17 History of St. Patrick
3/18 Tornadoes in the South
3/19 Neanderthals Used Toothpicks

For the week ending March 26
3/22 Space Junk Cleanup
3/23 Copper Artifacts
3/24 Philadelphia Goes Dark to Protect Birds

3/25 Journal of Meriwether Lewis
3/26 Ship Trapped in Suez Canal

For the week ending April 1
3/29 Rare Dinosaur
3/30 Possible Source of COVID
3/31 Aaron Burr Document
4/01 DNA Study in South America

For the week ending April 9
4/06 Returning Native American Remains
4/07 Iceland Volcano
4/08 Bronze Age Map
4/09 Death of Prince Philip

For the week ending April 16
4/12 Caribbean Volcano
4/13 Jackson, Indian Removal Act

4/14 Tennessee Cave Art
4/15 Neanderthal Footprints
4/16 Another Climate Change Viewpoint

For the week ending April 23
4/19 Oregon Trail Diary
4/20 Anticipating Chauvin Verdict
4/21 Ancient Irish Tomb
4/22 Tubman Home
4/23 Selections from William Brown Narrative

For the week ending April 30
4/26 Super Pink Moon
4/27 Census Outcomes for House Representation
4/28 Viking Boat
4/29 Death of Michael Collins
4/30 Vaccine Access

For the week ending May 7
5/3 St. Mary's Fort Dig
5/4 Bancroft Civil War Diary Entry
5/5 200th Anniversary of Napoleon's Death
5/6 700 Year-old Skeleton
5/7 Synthetic Diamonds

For the week ending May 14
5/10 Speech by Oliver Wendell Holmes
5/11 Sailor from the Franklin Expedition Identifed
5/12 BYU-I Student Drowns in Henry's Fork
5/13 The Emancipation Proclamation
5/14 NY Police Get Rid of Robot Dog

For the week ending May 21
5/17 Parts of Lincoln's House Divided Speech
5/18 The Gettysburg Address

5/19 Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
5/20 Alaska Volcano
5/21 Johnson's Speech