Monday, January 21, 2019

Citizenship Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr Day



uscitizenpod: Three Questions for MLK Day
Three Citizenship Questions for MLK Day focused on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  Read/listen to the whole quiz below.

14 USCIS Questions in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This quiz matches 14 USCIS civics questions with speeches and events from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who worked for equality for all Americans and for all those who thirst for peace and justice throughout the world mp3 and pdf




Interview with Krestos Negasi (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) on MLK Day mp3 and pdf





A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r of Juah Sarwee from Fish Town, Liberia plus 10qs about US Geography and Symbols (2017) pdf  

A Citizenship Interview Quiz for Paulette Poujol-Oriol (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) (2018) pdf

Kahoot: Citizenship Questions in Honor of Martin Luther King, Dr Day! 


Learning Chocolate: Martin Luther King Jr Day

MLK Day Special mp3

uscitizenpod: US Citizenship Resources for African-American History Month
During the month of February, we explore the connection between the USCIS History and Civics questions and African American History. We also include Citizenship, Immigration, and Gov't Resources in African Languages! 





VOA Learning English: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial


VOA The King Legacy Marching Forward series:


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    Saturday, January 19, 2019

    Undocumented Immigrants at Trump National Golf Club




    VOANews: Undocumented Immigrants at Trump National Golf Club

    Hear the story of undocumented immigrants Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz, former housekeepers at Trump National Golf Club. Reporter: Ramon Taylor; Camera: Ramon Taylor, Celia Mendoza

    VOA Connect brings together stories of people across the United States. It's a place to meet street artists and high tech innovators, and everyone in between.
    For more: https://www.voanews.com/connect

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    Citizenship Prep 101 at EL Civics Conf, Pasdena



    b>Jan 18, 2019 EL Civics Conference, Pasadena
    • Pasadena City College, 3035 E.Foothill Blvd, Pasadena
    • Parking in Lot C (corner of Foothill and Maple) is free.  Enter the building from that lot. 
    • 7:30 Registration
    • 8:00-8:45 Breakfast with Publishers
    • 8:45-9:00 Welcome

    Citizenship strand:
    • 9:10-10:00  Tech Up Your Citizenship Class, Jennifer Gagliardi - OTAN, Room 138
    • 10:10-11:00 Teaching the 100 Ques - Thematically, Mark Herbst - MtSAC, Room 228
    • 11:10-12:00 Naturalization Process, Ivan - USCIS, Room 228
    • 12:00-1:20  Citizenship Networking Lunch
    • 1:30-2:20   USA Learns, Andrea Willis, Room 228
    • 2:30-3:20   Citizenship Prep 101, Jennifer Gagliardi - OTAN, Room 228
    • 3:30-4:00   Wrap up


    Tech Up Your Citizenship Class at EL Civics Conference, Pasadena



    Jan 18, 2019 EL Civics Conference, Pasadena
    • Pasadena City College, 3035 E.Foothill Blvd, Pasadena
    • Parking in Lot C (corner of Foothill and Maple) is free.  Enter the building from that lot. 
    • 7:30 Registration
    • 8:00-8:45 Breakfast with Publishers
    • 8:45-9:00 Welcome

    Citizenship strand:
    • 9:10-10:00  Tech Up Your Citizenship Class, Jennifer Gagliardi - OTAN, Room 138
    • 10:10-11:00 Teaching the 100 Ques - Thematically, Mark Herbst - MtSAC, Room 228
    • 11:10-12:00 Naturalization Process, Ivan - USCIS, Room 228
    • 12:00-1:20  Citizenship Networking Lunch
    • 1:30-2:20   USA Learns, Andrea Willis, Room 228
    • 2:30-3:20   Citizenship Prep 101, Jennifer Gagliardi - OTAN, Room 228
    • 3:30-4:00   Wrap up

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship Class 04, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



    uscitizenpod:  A Practice Citizenship Interview for Mrs. Muthurajan

    The Muthurajans visited Milpitas Adult School to record a practice interview for the mother. 
    • 5:45-6 pm show this video as a warm-up
    • play the video on the computer  (click the link above)

    N-400
    • Overview of the Revised N-400 Part 12
      •  (6:00-6:10) Hand out N-400r Basic Interview Quiz Part 12 (20 vocabulary words) http://goo.gl/U0aGKQ (the Overview Interview)is on the back); Give students time to complete the quiz
      •  (6:10-6:15) Show N-400r Part 12 Overview pptx via Google Slides (30 vocabulary words) https://goo.gl/yWvD4Q to correct the quiz.  Prompt the students to ask the appropriate question for each slide.  Correct pronunciation as needed
      • (6:15-6:30)  Overview Interview of the Revised N-400 Part 12 https://goo.gl/3vwQNY divide students into pairs and let them interview each other using Overview Interview which is on the back of the quiz they just took; monitor their progress; pass out 10-12 red civics flash so they can quiz each other after the interview--this approximates the citizenship interview)
      • Equipment note: you may need to more the video cable back and forth between the computer and the document camera.  Simply unplug the cable and move it to the correct port.  I will mark the port.  If there is a problem, please ask another teacher.

    Civics
    • Voices of Freedom by Bill Bliss Ch.11 National Holidays and US presidents (pg 185-197)
      • 6:30-7:30 students take turns reading the textbook aloud (The President Profiles take a long time--go slowly and discuss thoroughly)
        • display the textbook via the document camera!
        • Let the students re-read the page silently after you finish the page.  
      • At the end of each page, give students time to read the page silently or in pairs.  Let the students pair-practice the questions.
      • 7:30-7:45 Break time!
    • Preparing the Oath: The Presidency
      • 7:45-8:00 watch the videos after completing the textbook reading
        • play the videos via the computer
      • note--enable Flash by clicking Yes
    Integration

    Homework (watch these videos at home)

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

    My Ngoc Thi Thach Practices for her U.S. Citizenship Interview



    uscitizenpod: My Ngoc Thi Thach Practices for her U.S. Citizenship Interview

    My Ngoc Thi Thach visited my home to practice on more time for her U.S. Citizenship Interview on Monday.

    Watch her sister, Van Thach, also has a video:

    Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 7
    https://youtu.be/bQ_xvjhPCSI

    I will post a new video from Van Thach later this week.

    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship Class 03, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



    VOA Learning English: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

    N-400r Part 12 (was Part 11) Resources (updated 06/12/2016):

    Civics
    • Voices of Freedom by Bill Bliss Ch.10 Recent History MLK and more 176-184
    • Preparing the Oath: Rights

    14 USCIS Questions in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    This quiz matches 14 USCIS civics questions with speeches and events from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who worked for equality for all Americans and for all those who thirst for peace and justice throughout the world mp3 and pdf

    Monday, January 14, 2019

    Partial US Government Shutdown Enters Week 4





    VOA News: Partial US Government Shutdown Enters Week 4

    A partial U.S. government shutdown is in its fourth week, becoming the longest federal work stoppage in American history. VOA's Michael Bowman reports from Washington, where finger-pointing abounds amid President Donald Trump's continuing demand for border wall funding and congressional Democrats' refusal to approve it.

    Read more about the Government Shutdown at VOANews: US Politics

    Sunday, January 13, 2019

    USCIS CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING CEREMONY PROCEDURE



    Prinz Elliot: USCIS CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING CEREMONY PROCEDURE

    USCIS CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING CEREMONY PROCEDURE

    Here is what to expect at your naturalization ceremony:

    1. Receive a Notice to Take the Oath of Allegiance
    You may be able to participate in a naturalization ceremony on the same day as your interview. If a ceremony is unavailable, we will mail you a notice with the date, time, and location of your scheduled naturalization ceremony on a Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony.

    If you cannot attend your scheduled naturalization ceremony, return the notice, Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony, to your local USCIS office, along with a letter requesting a new date and explaining why you cannot attend the scheduled naturalization ceremony. Failing to appear more than once for your naturalization ceremony may lead to a denial of your application.

    2. Check in at the Ceremony
    Once you arrive at the ceremony, check in with USCIS.

    A USCIS officer will review your responses to the questionnaire, Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony. Please complete your responses to the questionnaire before you arrive.

    To see what items are prohibited on federal properties, you can check the Federal Protective Service’s frequently asked questions web page.

    3. Return your Permanent Resident Card
    You must return your Permanent Resident Card to USCIS when you check in for your naturalization ceremony. This requirement is waived if you provided proof during the naturalization interview that the card has been lost and you have attempted to recover it, or if, because of your military service, you were never granted permanent residence. You will no longer need your Permanent Resident Card because you will receive your Certificate of Naturalization after you take the Oath of Allegiance.

    4. Take the Oath of Allegiance
    You are not a U.S. citizen until you take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony. You will receive your Certificate of Naturalization after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

    5. Receive Certificate of Naturalization
    Carefully review your Certificate of Naturalization and notify USCIS of any errors before leaving the ceremony. You may use your Certificate of Naturalization as official proof that you are a U.S. citizen.