Saturday, December 10, 2016

Human Rights Day!



HRAC: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (video)

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USCIS 100:9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
  • life
  • liberty
  • pursuit of happiness

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 31


Monday, December 5, we kicked off our week of CASAS testing. On Tuesday, our citizenship students put aside the Voices of Freedom textbooks, and took assigned Life/Work ESL assessments plus the Citizenship Listening test (965/965). Early Birds also completed the CIT (mock interview) speaking assessment. Here are the links to sample assessments are below:


The ESL students also participate in three EL Civics Objectives; this semester, ESL 1, 2, 3 participated in individual mock citizenship interviews (COAPPS 40) and ESL 4, 5, Transition did group projects exploring Voting Rights (COAPPS 39). On Election Day, we successfully hosted our own mock election. For more info about EL Civics, see:


Each EL Civics objective has specific language and literacy objectives. For example, Objective #40: students respond correctly to questions about the history and government of the United States in order to be successful in the naturalization process

To learn more about CASAS Citizenship assessments, see:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

After 75 Years, Pearl Harbor Memories Still Raw



VOANews: After 75 Years, Pearl Harbor Memories Still Raw

On December 07, 1941, Japan launched a devastating surprise attack against US forces in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt famously called it “a date that will live in infamy” and asked Congress for a Declaration of War, which drew the country into World War II. As the U.S. commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack, VOA’s Julie Taboh looks back at Pearl Harbor through the eyes of the witnesses and survivors who remember the day vividly.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/3626223.html

POP QUIZ!

USCIS 100:80. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

USCIS 100:81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?

USCIS 100:82. Before he was President, Eisenhower was a general. What war was he in?

USCIS 100:89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?

USCIS 100:90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 30

 


N-400

Civics
  • Voices of Freedom ch. 8: The Constitution, Bill of Rights, Washington and Franklin
  • Bill of Rights
  • You can also check out the USCIS Lessons for the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Washington and Franklin (here)

Integration:
  • A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day 2014 based on the new N-400r http://goo.gl/JBCkGV

Monday, December 5, 2016

NEW PODCAST: A "Common" Citizenship Interview with Hoa Minh Quan

Hoa Minh Quan and wife (and classmate), Ho Bich Lien


NEW PODCAST: A "Common" Citizenship Interview with Hoa Minh Quan
Download the  interview script: 
  • A "Common" Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (53qs, 2pgs) (updated 06/12/2016) pdf: http://goo.gl/cPTyRL