Friday, March 31, 2017

Happy Cesar Chavez Day!

USCIS 100:51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

UFW: Cesar Chavez: Embrace the Legacy (5 min. UFW video)
Learn about the legacy of Cesar Chavez from Martin Sheen, Edward James Olmos, Edward James Olmos and others and get involved in keeping Cesar's dream alive!

Cesar Chavez started the United Farm Workers union, because farmworkers did not have "the legal right to organize and to vote for collective bargaining. They didn't have the right to have clean drinking water, access to portable toilets, lunch breaks, or short rest breaks during workdays. And they were not entitled to the minimum wage or unemployment insurance."

USCIS 100:51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?

  • freedom of expression
  • freedom of speech
  • freedom of assembly
  • freedom to petition the government
  • freedom of worship
  • the right to bear arms
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 2017 Number 23

  • Easy Round Robin Citizenship quiz plus 10 civics question

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Women in the Executive Branch

Women in the Executive Branch

Eight Civics questions about women serving in the federal, state, and local levels of the Executive Branch
  • mp3:
  • pdf:

Also see:
  • Women in the Legislative Branch 2016 mp3 and pdf
  • Citizenship Resources for Women's History Month page
  • Eight for March 8th: a Quick Citizenship Quiz for International Women's Day 2016 pdf and mp3
  • Women and USCIS 100 Questions: Civics pdf (2011) and mp3 (2016)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 2017 Number 22

Preparing for Naturalization (updated 04/18/2016)


USCIS Citizenship Resource Center Lesson Pans

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. Preparing for the Oath: The Courts
This teacher guide features a student handout, Crossword Puzzle—Courts, and steps for taking the class through the Courts theme. Download teacher guide.
In this lesson plan, students will follow the Courts theme in Preparing for the Oath and learn more about the Supreme Court by studying recent landmark cases. Download lesson plan.


  • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 3 pdf

Monday, March 27, 2017

CASAS Assessments for Citizenship Preparation UPDATED!

COABE: CASAS Assessments for Citizenship Preparation (recorded webinar)

Presented by Jennifer Gagliard and sponsored by New Readers Press.  See the ppts below. Watch COABE's video series on Citizenship and Civic Engagement and download the COABE app!



For a quick overview about CASAS Mission, watch:

CASASsystems: About CASAS

Find out more about CASAS and our mission to improve basic skills for education and workplace success.

Watch COABE's video series on Citizenship and Civic Engagement and download the COABE app!

CASAS Assessments for Citizenship Preparation 

Pathways to Citizenship: Teaching Civics to English Language Learners

Ensuring Immigrants' Access to WIOA: Data and Advocacy Tools for Adult Educators

Capitol Hill Day - Giving a Voice to Adult Education Students

Capitol Hill Day - Bringing advocacy to Capitol Hill

Advocating for Adult Education: How to Advance State and Federal Policies That Support Your Learners

The Blended Classroom in Rural Communities: How to Pull Together Resources on a Small Budget

The Trump Administration and Adult Education: A View from Washington, DC

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Women's Suffrage Movement

American English at State: Women's Suffrage Movement 

March is Women's History Month in the U.S. We start #whm with our #AmericanEnglish graphic with vocabulary related to the women's suffrage movement in the U.S. Who is an important woman in history from your country?

Follow American English at State on Facebook, visit their website and downoad: Celebrate USA: Women's History Month (pdf)