Friday, July 21, 2017

NEW Equality and Freedom Intermediate Level Lesson Plan from USCIS

USCIS: Intermediate Level

Susan B. Anthony
The Equality and Freedom lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 6, 48, 60, 74, 77, 84, and 85.
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Beginning Level Equality and Freedom Lesson Plan
Equality and Freedom lesson plan and handouts for literacy students and low beginners covering civics test items 6, 77, 84, 85, and 100.















Smithsonian: Preparing for the Oath: Rights (video) (transcript pg 14-17)

This teacher guide features a student handout, Finish the Sentence—Rights, and steps for taking the class through the Rights theme. Download teacher guide.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Diep Bui's Practice Citizenship Interview



uscitizenpod: Summer School Practice Citizenship Interview #2 with Diep Bui


Today we are going to listen to Diep Bui new versions of the Easy Interview--15 questions based on the N-400 plus some civics questions. These interviews are part of the Round-Robin series of interviews and listening quizzes that will be release Labor Day 2017.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

US Citizenship Summer Interview 2



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Today we are going to listen to a couple from Shanghai responding to two new versions of the Easy Interview--15 questions based on the N-400 plus some civics questions.  These interviews are part of the Round-Robin series of interviews and listening quizzes that will be release Labor Day 2016.

Episodes of US Citizenship Podcast are now available on Stitcher plus the uscitizenpod YouTube channel where you will find more videos from our Summer School ESL/Citizenship at Milpitas Adult Education.

More News: I just received the proof for the new paperback edition of my book, US Citizenship Bootcamp.  Prepare for the US Citizenship interview by completing a series of 10 interviews based on the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization (rev 03/26/16). The first interview includes 10 simple questions; the subsequent interviews gradually introduce new vocabulary and grammar patterns. Includes civics quizzes, 2 glossaries, Citizenship resources, and more!

You can get the ebook now from Apple iBook or Smashwords.  However, the new paperback is a big improvement over the ebook: each chapter has picture and definition vocabulary quizzes plus an expanded chapter about the Oath of Allegiance.  Order the book from ESLPublishing.com.  I wil have more info sbout the book in a week or two.


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Sunday, July 16, 2017

U.S. Citizenship's Final Step: The Oath | The Daily 360

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NYTimes: U.S. Citizenship's Final Step: The Oath | The Daily 360


In this 360° video, attend a naturalization ceremony with Zachee Pouga Tinhaga, a lawyer from Cameroon, as he takes the oath of allegiance to become a U.S. citizen.

By: Michael Kirby Smith, Niko Koppel, Guglielmo Mattioli

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Prayer for Refugees



Teacher Jennifer says: I created this post in response to the following video. Learn more about the good work of Lutheran Social Services Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program.   Call your Senators and Representatives or use the Countable app to publicly support or oppose the Travel Ban.

VOA News Video: Travel Ban Complicates Families Awaiting Refugee Foster Children
While a U.S.judge expanded the rules for coming to the U.S. under the travel order Thursday, some groups remain in limbo, including children without family who come to the U.S. to live with guardians known as foster parents. The refugee agency that serves the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program says it doubts the new ruling affects. As Arash Arabasadi reports the would-be parents continue to wait. Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/3944676.html

Thursday, July 13, 2017

CLINIC: The Story of US



CLINIC: The Story of US: Preview Clip

“The Story of Us” features Aden Batar, a Muslim from Somalia who became an American citizen after being granted asylum in the United States. Now, he works as the Immigration and Refugee Resettlement Director at Catholic Community Services of Utah in Salt Lake City. The show also highlighted the work of Holy Cross Ministries, particularly their services to victims of domestic abuse. In what may seem like an unlikely place for “outsiders” to make a home, Salt Lake City residents are creating a community where everybody is welcome.

It may be broadcast at any time. You can find a list of currently scheduled air dates for episodes in The Visionaries series here. “The Story of US” is part of Season 21.
The producers of the documentary, Visionaries, are also working with us to develop means for local organizations and Catholic media outlets to use the show for advocacy and promotional efforts. Please consider contacting your local affiliate and encouraging them to air this uplifting look at the work done with refugees and victims of human trafficking. Find contact information for your local PBS affiliate here: http://www.stationindex.com/tv/by-net/pbs
If you need further information or wish to preview the episode, please fill out the form on this page.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CUNY Citizenship Now!



CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free, high quality, and confidential immigration law services to help individuals and families on their path to U.S. citizenship. 

  • Exam Preparation Handbook (free pdf)
    • Provides valuable information and tools to help prepare you for the citizenship test.
  • Citizenship Now! Naturalization Guide (free pdf)
    • A guide to the naturalization process from application to swearing-in and beyond.