Conference Day!

  • Ms. Bray and I will be holding conferences with you to review your Group Presentation Plan.
  • In preparation for this meeting, you will need to:
  • Group "Pitch":
    • Meet with your entire group to collaboratively finish the Group Presentation Plan you began in class.
    • Compose a "pitch" for your presentation. Identify a broad claim that will work for all of your topics, and that connects to your broad theme. Come to your conference on Monday prepared to deliver a professional "pitch" to me and to Prof. Marquez. This should: be rhetorically powerful (make us want to come to your presentation), include specific references to your research, and specifically identifies a theme by which you will connect all of your topics.

Don't forget, you will also need to:

  • WRITE a Source Review of your chosen primary source document.
    • Follow the instructions on the Focused Research & Inquiry link under WP 2. **This Source Review should be in MLA format.
    • ATTACH your Source Review to the link in Bb. It's under "Assignments. This is due no later than the beginning of your class time on Monday.


  • Quiz #4 is scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 19th. Chapter 12 Contending Voices. Helper vs. Fitzhugh = Debates over Slavery in the United States.
  • By Thursday, 10/20 you will need to post the definition of the term listed next to your name. Here is the complete list of terms. Make sure you post your definition by midnight! * Key term definitions- post here: Key term definitions- student generated list/review FOR EXAM II!

Oct. 17: "The Election of 1912 and its Contemporary Significance" Public Forum:
Join the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Humanities Texas for an evening of discussion about the election of 1912 as well as its parallels to subsequent elections and its relevance today. The free public forum will be held from 4:30 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in the University Center, Lone Star Ballroom. Participating TAMU-CC scholars include Dr. David Blanke, Dr. Jen Brown, and Dr. Anthony Quiroz. Nick Jimenez, editorial page editor emeritus for the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, will serve as moderator. If you plan to attend, RSVP to Learn more at; email; or call ext. 2402. Texas teachers who attend a forum will receive CPE credit and may apply for travel stipends (up to $200 each) and substitute reimbursements.
Learning Community E students who attend this event AND write a reflection will be amply rewarded!