This is Frederick Douglass. He is a pretty big deal.

  • Questions, comments, concerns?
  • Summer/Fall Registration 2017 with Shelby and Alex!
    • Summer Fall class schedules here: http://banner.tamucc.edu/schedule/
    • A little something to help you out: Summer and Fall 2017 Registration
    • If you go and visit with Shelby or Alex about registration, I am going to offer 3 extra credit points to your Reading Quiz average at the end of the semester. Feel free to visit with them as often as you'd like, however, only 1 visit will earn you a maximum of 3 points. You MUST sign in with them on a sheet that will include your name, time and date and reason for your visit with them! Ms. Shoults and Mr. Grieme will be submitting these sign-in sheets to me on Tuesday, April 11th. Make every effort to go by and visit with them before then!
    • 9 am and 10 am classes: Here is Shelby's contact information.
    • 11 am and 12pm classes: Here is Alex's contact information.
  • Frederick Douglass - primary source analysis discussion!
  • A little writing to get the ideas flowing |
  • A Memorable Speech: What is his argument?
    • Let's read along!
    • What reasons does Douglass offer to make the case that the Fourth of July is not meant for the American slave?
    • What evidence does he provide that this is in fact is the case?
    • How does Douglass demonstrate courage and conviction in his speech?
  • What about William Lloyd Garrison? Who was he? Why does his perspective matter?
  • What connections to WP 3 do you see in his speech?

Reminders and announcements:

  • The Pride Alliance welcomes Equality Texas to screen National Geographic's Gender Revolution on Friday, March 31, 2017 in UC Island 316 from 4-7 pm. For those of you that conducted research on Deborah Sampson, Loreta Janeta Velázquez or women's rights activists- this film may help you to consider some modern day issues to connect with your topic!
  • History Reading Quiz#5- Tuesday, April 4th will be over Chapter 12 Fitzhugh vs Helper. The quiz will be taken individually and in multiple choice format.
    • Make sure to pay attention to each man's personal experiences shaped their views of slavery and what types of WRITING each of them did to share their views!
  • Midterm grades have been posted on SAIL. Your course grade is based upon and calculated according to the grades earned on the following:
    • Participation and attendance
    • Writing Project #1
    • History Quiz(taken at the beginning of the semester)
    • History reading quizzes- average ( included 1 dropped quiz grade, you have 4 remaining for the semester)
    • Your averages have been posted on Blackboard. Please DO NOT hesitate to come and see me if you have questions or concerns about your grade in History and Seminar! I am more than willing to sit down with you and discuss your grades.
  • Make-up Exam day- Thursday, April 6th
    • Large lecture will not meet on this day. If you do not need to take a make-up, the learning community instructors will have optional meetings with students during large lecture class time to discuss student's grades in the LC. If you do need to take the make-up exam, you will need to get a letter of permission from me or Wooster to take your missed exam. I will be holding office hours from 2-3:45 pm.
  • Friday, April 7th is the last day to drop a course for the semester! Make sure to visit with your professors before you decide to drop a course!
  • Need some additional guidance on the material for History? Here is the Supplemental Instruction Schedule for our learning community this semester: Spring 2017 SI Schedule