Monday, May 28, 2018

Citizenship Resources for Memorial Day



      Memorial Day Resources from uscitizenpod
      • Citizenship Resources for Memorial Day post
      • A 21-Question “Salute” for Memorial Day Quiz based on the USCIS 100qs
      • Memorial Day: Vietnam Time Line (video)
        Ngo Huu Phuc reads "The Vietnam Time Line" essay in honor of Memorial Day. Mr Ngo was a mechanic in the South Vietnam Air Force and studied for US Citizenship at Milpitas Adult School. He became a US Citizen in 2009.  You can find a copy of "The Vietnam Time Line" in HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS IN THE USA by Mary Glasgow, Scholastic Inc., 2001, ISBN 1-900702-59-2.
      • The Vietnam War Memorial, Washington DC (photos)
        The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, The Three Soldiers, and The Vietnam Women's Memorial, april 2013.  I took this picture in 2010 near the Vietnam Heritage Garden, San Jose.  May the American and Vietnamese peoples always stand together!
      • uscitizenpod (gagliajn): Sons of San Jose Vietnam War Memorial
        These photos were taken on Memorial Day 2013 at Sons of San Jose Vietnam War Memorial, Guadalupe Park, by Paula Harbor and were uploaded to Facebook. I asked Paula if I could share them. Her comments:

        I hate war. I hate violence. I hate greed. I look at this name etched into granite and wonder ... what if?

        Over the course of the couple hours I was at this memorial today people came and went. Parents, siblings, friends, vets, Vietnamese with bouquets of thanks. Everyone had a story. "Do you have someone on the wall?" The answer was always yes and the story told. A man came and put his hand on my shoulder. After several moments we spoke. He helped with find raising the memorial and talked about his buddies who are on the wall. I shared about Gus.


        For more info, see http://goo.gl/uulqUi and http://www.sjwarmemorial.com/

      More Memorial Day Resources
      Check back later for more resources

      Saturday, May 26, 2018

      On Memorial Day, Military Monuments Have Special Meaning



      VOA News: On Memorial Day, Military Monuments Have Special Meaning

      Cities across the United States have erected memorials to the hometown heroes who fought and died in America's wars, from the American Revolution of 1776 to the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Washington, DC, is no exception. The capital city area is home to some of the best-known military monuments, as Faith Lapidus reports on this Memorial Day.


      Friday, May 25, 2018

      Citizenship Interview with Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem)



      uscitizenpod: Citizenship Interview with Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem) and Josefina Rios (Mexico)

      In honor of Ramadan, my fellow teacher, Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem), asks questions based N-400 Application for Naturalization and requests further explanation for Part 12 vocabulary.

      You can also listen to the podcast here:



      You can follow along at:

      A “Regular” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (6 pgs, 75 questions) (updated 10/01/2016)
      pdf: http://goo.gl/Q5BhXk
      ppt: https://goo.gl/GUfiKY
      vocab pdf: https://goo.gl/PsDrG9

      N-400r Part 12 Overview pptx via Google Slides (30 vocabulary words) https://goo.gl/yWvD4Q

      N-400r Part 12 Overview Vocabulary (pdf of pptx) (30 vocabulary words) https://goo.gl/402lzB

      Introduction to the N-400r Part 12 Quiz (20 questions) http://goo.gl/0HdOVp

      N-400r Part 12 Overview Quiz (27 questions) http://goo.gl/3m3t7K

      N-400r Basic Interview Quiz Part 12 (20 vocabulary words) http://goo.gl/U0aGKQ

      After the interview, Teacher Nahil talks about how she prepares for and observes the month of Ramadan.

      This interview was recorded on the eve of Ramadan 2018.

      You can find more citizenship resources in English, Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu at http://bit.ly/citz4ramadan

      Thursday, May 24, 2018

      U.S. Citizenship Class 33, Spring 2018, Milpitas Adult School

      We will be do CASAS Testing for the first part of the evening


      You must take a CASAS rest after May 15 so that you can return to class August 22.



      Civics
      • Citizenship: Passing the Test: A Country of Laws  by Lynn Weintraub (publisher's website)
      • si.edu: Preparing the Oath: The Courts  Videos
      Intermediate Level Judicial Branch Lesson Plan
      The Judicial Branch lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 12, 13, 37, 38, 39, 40, and 66.








      Integration
      • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part pdf


      Wednesday, May 23, 2018

      SD Citizenship Interview 4: Marital Status and Questions Out of Sequence



      uscitizenpod: SD Citizenship Interview 4: Marital Status and Questions Out of Sequence

      In this interview, the examiner (Ha Thu Nguyen) asks the applicant (Jennifer) some basic level Citizenship questions based on the N-400. Because the applicant's eligibility is based on her marriage to a US citizen, the examiner asks the applicant detailed questions about her marital status and living arrangement. Also the examiner departs from the standard N-400 question sequence to test the applicant's English comprehension.

      This interview was recorded at the San Diego CATESOL Conference where we recorded five quick citizenship videos with SDCE citizenship teachers, Mechelle Perrot, Rose-Elena Lopez, and Thu Ha Nguyen.

      For more information about the San Diego Continuing Education Citizenship classes (including an online course), go to http://www.sdce.edu/citizenship

      Watch more SD Citizenship Interviews at http://bit.ly/SDcitz-interviews

      Tuesday, May 22, 2018

      U.S. Citizenship Class 32, Spring 2018, Milpitas Adult School





      N-400
      Civics
      Integration
      • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 2 pdf

      Monday, May 21, 2018

      SD Citizenship Interview 3: Small Talk and Allegiance



      uscitizenpod: SD Citizenship Interview 3: Small Talk and Allegiance

      In this interview, the examiner (Rose-Elena Lopez) asks the applicant (Thu Ha Nguyen) some beginning level Citizenship questions based on the N-400. The applicant also responds to small talk questions and explains the Oath of Allegiance.

      This interview was recorded at the San Diego CATESOL Conference where we recorded five quick citizenship videos with SDCE citizenship teachers, Mechelle Perrot, Rose-Elena Lopez, and Thu Ha Nguyen.

      For more information about the San Diego Continuing Education Citizenship classes (including an online course), go to http://www.sdce.edu/citizenship

      Watch more SD Citizenship Interviews at http://bit.ly/SDcitz-interviews

      Sunday, May 20, 2018

      American Pentecost: A Citizenship Quiz about Languages in America



      American Pentecost: A Citizenship Quiz about Languages in America
      Podcast: https://goo.gl/6awpLF (corrected!)
      Video: https://youtu.be/L69nzNVlTxY
      PDF: https://goo.gl/gqNnJv





      An American Pentecost:
      We are American Indians, Native Alaskans, Europeans, Latinos, Africans, Arabs, Asians, Pacific Islanders-- yet all of us hear America speaking in our own languages about FREEDOM!

      For more info about languages spoken in America:

      Voting Rights Act Sect 203
      Section 203 targets those language minorities that have suffered a history of exclusion from the political process: Spanish, Asian, Native American, and Alaskan Native. The Census Bureau identifies specific language groups for specific jurisdictions.
      Section 203 says that jurisdictions (cities, counties, states) shall provide election materials in the language of the applicable minority group as well as in the English language.
      Sources:


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