Sunday, February 25, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018
VOANews: At Trump's Home Military Base, Airmen Share Stories of Diversity
President Donald Trump's first year in office has at times been racially charged, from his push to temporarily ban citizens from certain countries to his comments after a race riot in Charlottesville, Virginia, when some said he didn't swiftly condemn white supremacists.
Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/at-trumps-home-military-base-airmen-share-stories-of-diversity/4268762.html
Friday, February 23, 2018
uscitizenpod: 2018 Lunar New Year Citizenship Interview (I will update the subtitles this weekend)
Happy New Year! Today, I interview my fellow teacher, Hongyan, who is preparing for her Citizenship Interview.
After the interview, Teacher Hongyan, shares with us some tips about studying English and her volunteer work at our local library in which she and a mothers' group organize a monthly Chinese story hour for children.
More Citizenship Resources for Lunar New Year
Also watch Derek's Lunar New Year's Quiz: A short interview which focuses on N-400 Part 12 questions plus USCIS civics questions that have more than one possible answer. https://youtu.be/Dk8GXML-sBo
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
A joint resource of the Smithsonian National American History Museum and the USCIS. A collection of mini-videos, activities, and quizzes for each of the 100 question. BEST! RESOURCE! EVER!
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
VOANews: US Students Blame Politicians for Continued School Shootings
Students of the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in a mass shooting on Valentine's Day (February 14) vow they will not stay quiet in the face of continuing danger from guns. One of them, Emma Gonzalez, has become the face of a student revolt against lax U.S. gun laws after she condemned the politicians, including U.S. President Donald Trump, who have accepted campaign contributions from the National Rifle Association.VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/4260497.html
VOANews: Students Hold 'Lie-In' Protest to Urge White House Action on Guns
The White House is signaling it is open to expanded background checks on potential gun buyers. The statement comes as pressure builds for Washington to address gun violence following last week's shooting at a Florida high school, where 17 people were killed. VOA's Bill Gallo reports
Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/4262002.html
If you have an opinion about the budget, immigration, DACA, gun control, or any other topic, you can contact your representative by phone or email via Senate.gov or House.gov.
Frequently, the website will ask about your Zip + 4, which is your zip code plus your route number, which you can find by following the link to USPS.com and entering your street address
You can also write or call the President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Leave a simple message such as: "I support DACA" or "I support gun control."
Monday, February 19, 2018
uscitizenpod: Presidents' Day Quiz (2018)
Over 40 USCIS Civics and History Questions about our Presidents
- US Citizenship Podcast (2017: https://goo.gl/iOOXzh)
- Presidents’ Day Quiz 2011 Part A: Washington and Lincoln http://goo.gl/FueRho
- Presidents’ Day Quiz 2011 Part B: Executive Branch and Federalist Periodhttp://goo.gl/cHx4im
- Presidents’ Day Quiz 2011 Part C: The 1800s http://goo.gl/ZXsKe1
- Presidents’ Day Quiz 2011 Part D: Recent History http://goo.gl/IfO7At
- Presidents’ Day Quiz 2012 http://goo.gl/XIKHVg
- Angelica Mendoza (Veracruz, Mexico) (Presidents' Day 2013)
- The Presidential Valentine's Day Quiz
- pdf (2014): http://goo.gl/nj60ar
- forms (2016): https://goo.gl/forms/Hjung72cP0
- video (2016): https://youtu.be/CbNV_eRFQ9M
- Anh Thi Vu (Vietnam) (Presidents' Day Quiz 2015 and 2016)
- Carol Lin (Taipei, Taiwan) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Hushang Ansary (Iran) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Rend al-Rahim (Baghdad, Iraq) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Esam Omeish (Tripoli, Libya) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Nimco Ahmed (Mogadishu, Somalia) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Louay Safi (Damascus, Syria) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Safa Aldabyani (Sana'a, Yemen) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Other Resources
- American English at State: President's Day
- Learning Chocolate: U.S. Citizenship 29: Presidents Day
- Sean Banville: Lessons on American Presidents
- si.edu: Preparing for the Oath: the Presidents
- VOA Learning English: The Making of a Nation
- VOA Learning English: a History of Presidents Day (2018) (read)
- VOA Learning English: America's Presidents articles, videos, and mp3s at https://learningenglish.voanews.com/z/5091
Check back for updates!
Sunday, February 18, 2018
uscitizenpod Mix and Match U.S. Citizenship Interview Level D Practice 3
Derek's Lunar New Year's Quiz: A short interview which focuses on N-400 Part 12 questions plus USCIS civics questions that have more than one possible answer.