Saturday, August 27, 2016

ESL Podcast 1230 – Expressing Disapproval of Elected Officials


ESL Podcast 1230 – Expressing Disapproval of Elected Officials 
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I’m voting for Clump this year for president. Learn who you should vote for in this episode. 


Keywords:

  • to vote
  • election
  • to make your voice heard 
  • represents
  • political agendas
  • reflect
  • elite
  • apathy
  • in the pockets of special interest groups
  • pork-barrel
  • platforms
  • stand for
  • lip service
  • public opinion
  • regular folks
  • silent protest
  • disaffected

Also check out:
ESLPod Blog: Your Guide to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Series:

Also check out ESLPod: Introduction to the US  course

Friday, August 26, 2016

Happy Women's Equality Day!

19th amendment: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." The 19th amendment was ratified on Aug 18, 1920.





USCIS 100:48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

▪ Citizens eighteen (18) and older (can vote).

▪ You don’t have to pay (a poll tax) to vote.
▪ Any citizen can vote. (Women and men can vote.)
▪ A male citizen of any race (can vote).



Check out more resources from Women's Suffrage and History from US Citizenship Podcast:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

US National Park Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary



VOANews: US National Park Service Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The U.S. national Park Service was created 100 years ago to protect and preserve America's national treasures.  Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/3480080.html

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 04



N-400: A Basic Citizenship Interview based on the USCIS Revised N-400 (2pgs, 38 qs) (updated 06/12/2016)


Civics:

Integration
  • "Holding the Bag" Chapter 2 and 3 by Ana Gianola
  • N-400 Basic Interview Quiz and Independence quiz

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Previous Classes:

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Citizenship Resources: August 2016



uscitizenpod: New Citizenship Resources: August 2016

USCIS Civics Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpNZsaiyFfG0mZUx6aS8Tn2pANNymRDaJ

CLINIC's Graphic Novel: Miguel's Naturalization Interview http://cliniclegal.org/sites/default/files/toolkits/citizenship/CLINIC-Graphic-Novel.pdf

ILRC: Annotated N-400 and Translations
http://www.ilrc.org/n-400-translations-spanish-other-languages

Elizabeth Claire's Easy English News: The Constitution of the United States with a Side-by-Side Translation in Simple English
elizabethclaire.com/store/media/general/free-download/US-Constitution-in-Simple-English-updated.pdf

New Readers Press: News for You: 2016 Voting Guide
http://www.newreaderspress.com/filebin/pdf/2016_NFY-VotingGuide.pdf

VOA Learning English: U.S. Elections 2016
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/p/5622.html

US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview by Jennifer Gagliardi (Author) is now available on:


and other ebook retailers for $2.99
Or ask you library to a order a copy for their ebook collection.447

FREE US Citizenship Podcast Apps



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 03



N-400: Elementary Interview based on the Revised N-400 (21qs)
Civics

Integration
  • "Holding the Bag" Chapter 2 and 3 by Ana Gianola
  • N-400 Elementary Quiz  and Early American quiz

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Previous Classes:


    Monday, August 22, 2016

    12 Citizenship Study Tips from US CITIZENSHIP BOOTCAMP

    12 Citizenship Study Tips from US CITIZENSHIP BOOTCAMP   
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    01. The USCIS N-400: Download the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization from www.uscis.gov/n-400. Fill it out. (Don't fill in your SSN on your practice copy). Study the questions, the key vocabulary, and your answers.

    02. USCIS Social Media: Follow USCIS.gov and USCIS.gov/es on Facebook and Twitter.

    03. The USCIS Citizenship Resource Center: Try all of the USCIS English and Civics tests resources at www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test

    04. Flash Cards: Download the USCIS Civics and English flash cards. Review the citizenship vocabulary sets on Quizlet.

    05. Videos: Check out the new USCIS: Civics Playlist which has one video for each question. Follow-up by watching all the videos and take all the quizzes from Preparing for the Oath. Also look for videos of mock citizenship interviews on YouTube.

    06. Study-Buddy: Find a "study-buddy." Meet regularly. If you can't meet in person, use Skype or Facetime for 15 minutes every day. Ask each other the N-400 and civics questions.

    07. Citizenship Class: Go to a citizenship class at your local adult school, library, church, or community center. If there is no class, start a self-study group. Students learn more by talking and working with each other.

    08. Online Classes via your Library Card: Ask your local library for access to subscription databases that offer free online Citizenship classes via your library card. For example: Pronunciator's ProCitizen is similar to SI.edu Preparing for the Oath; and Learning Express has Citizenship Classes in English and Spanish. Be careful: these online classes focus on the civics questions and you must also learn about the N-400.

    09. Family Literacy: Check out age-appropriate books and DVDs from the library about US history and civics and read or watch them with your kids. For adult and children’s books about the naturalization process, see SCCL’s Citizenship Resources.

    10. Family Fun: Take your kids to National Parks and local historical sites. While visiting the parks, look for Geocache treasures or Pokémon Go critters. Extend the fun by putting together jigsaw puzzles which feature great American landmarks such as the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, or maps of the Fifty States.

    11. More English! If you need more help with your English, check out the resources on VOA Learning English, Cambridge Ventures Arcade, or the uscitizenpod's Citizenship Resources. Or sign up for an ESL or English conversation class.

    12. US Citizenship Podcast: Check out my blog at uscitizenpod.com every day for new citizenship resources. You can also download the free US Citizenship Podcast app for iPhone/iPad: https://goo.gl/dLiOAE or Android: https://goo.gl/d6rs9f or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes: https://goo.gl/BVrqHQ and most importantly, practice the dialogues in this book.

    --excerpt from US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview by Jennifer Gagliardi (Author)

    US Citizenship Bootcamp is available from:
    and other ebook retailers for $2.99
    Or ask you library to a order a copy for their ebook collection.


    Good Luck! I know that you will be a great American Citizen!

    Sunday, August 21, 2016

    Muslim Army Chaplain Seeks to Bridge Gaps Between Cultures



    VOANews: Muslim Army Chaplain Seeks to Bridge Gaps Between Cultures

    Republican Presidential Candidate Trump kicked up a media storm when he found himself in a feud with the family of a Muslim soldier who died fighting for his country. But hidden away from the spotlight, thousands of American Muslim soldiers, sailors and airmen are quietly serving their country. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb caught up with one of those men.
    Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/muslim-chaplain-seeks-to-bridge-gaps-between-cultures/3472955.html

    Quick Quiz based on the VOANews Video: Muslim Army Chaplain Seeks to Bridge Gaps Between Cultures

    1. USCIS 100:What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*
    2. USCIS 100:10. What is freedom of religion?
    3. USCIS 100:32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
    4. USCIS 100:41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
    5. USCIS 100:53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
    6. USCIS 100:51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
    7. USCIS 100:57. When must all men register for the Selective Service?
    8. USCIS 100:86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
    9. USCIS 100:94. What is the capital of the United States?*
    10. USCIS 100: 100. Name two national U.S. holidays.