Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of St Patrick's Day and Irish-American Heritage Month

A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of St Patrick's Day and Irish-American Heritage Month mp3 / pdf (fixed)

Q4: The "Know-Nothings" (1850s) was a group of native-born Americans which tried to stop Irish immigration.  The "Know-Nothings" thought that the Irish were “alien” and would not support US democracy because of their Catholic religion.  The "Know-Nothings" became too violent and failed. The Irish persevered and overcame discrimination and exploitation.  

100 years later, what movement tried to end racial discrimination? 

The fight against xenophobia based on religious belief continues. See the #NoBanNoWall Citizenship Interviews

Friday, March 16, 2018

Model Citizen Without Citizenship: Undocumented Science Teacher Detained

VOANews: Model Citizen Without Citizenship: Undocumented Science Teacher Detained

A Kansas science teacher was arrested by ICE agents in his front yard on January 24. His community has rallied in support as his family and lawyers try to fight his deportation order. Esha Sarai reports.
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Thursday, March 15, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 18, Spring 2018, Milpitas Adult School


  • Voices of Freedom: Citizens Rights and Responsibilities pg 199-211 read (round-robin), review. and discuss

  • Citizenship Interview Quiz: Ana Maria Romero Galdámez (San Salvador, El Salvador) pdf
  • Women in the Legislative Branch Quiz LISTEN / READ (fixed)
  • Women in the Judicial Branch LISTEN / READ

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Ten New Citizenship Resources

uscitizenpod: Ten New Citizenship Resources

LATE BREAKING NEWS: USCIS will do a major update to their website,, this week!

1. 60-Second Civics Podcast
60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. Recent episodes have focused on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

2. CitizenshipWorks Prep Tools App
Besides the Civics quiz, Citizenshipworks recently upgraded their app to help people find free or low-cost legal assistance. This app is also available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean.

3. Countable: Contact your Reps, Influence Congress, Vote on Bills
The Countable app helps you make your voice heard by using email and social media to contact your US representatives.  Set up alertsand act on issues of personal importance such as immigration, DACA, H4EAD, and gun control.

4. Fisher-Hill: U.S. Citizenship for Spanish Speakers
Fisher Hill publishes a series of workbooks for Spanish-speaking teens and adults acquire English and Civics literacy skills. They have two new bilingual Citizenship paper back workbooks about how to prepare for the Naturalization Test.

5. Get Epic: US Citizenship Collection
Get Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under. Educators can create online classes and assign books and resources so that parents and children can read together in preparation for the US Citizenship interview.  Check the show notes for my US Citizenship Collection of digital books and videos.

6. Informed Immigrant: Know Your Rights Guides
Informed Immigrant connects the undocumented immigrant community and service providers with the information and resources they need to become empowered in our current political environment.  Check out their updated website and awesome collection of immigrant rights guides.

7. New Readers Press: Holding the Bag by Ana Gianola
Many teachers and students use New Readers Press Citizenship textbook series by Lynn Weintraub, but are you familar with High-Beginning Level ESL novel: HOLDING THE BAG by Ana Gianola?  Negasi is a taxi driver from Ethiopia, who has been in the Washington D.C. for many years and has a family. He accidentally becomes involved in a robbery and faces a moral issue.  Negasi's story offers many opportunities to discuss the N-400 Application for Naturalizantion and the Civics  Questions.  The paperback edition includes vocabulary exercise whereas the ebook contains the text only.  Students can also download the free mp3s and listen at home.  

8. USALearns Citizenship 
USA Learns has a FREE online Citizenship course to help you prepare for your naturalization interview. Teachers can create their own classes and keep track of their students' procress.  The course has four units:
Unit 1: Steps to Becoming a U.S. Citizen
Unit 2: N-400 Interview Practice
Unit 3: Civics, Reading and Writing Practice
Unit 4: Your Interview and New Citizenship

9. USCIS: Submit your N-400 online!
Applicants can file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization online through their USCIS online account. When they use the interactive Form N-400, applicants will see questions, alerts, and notifications specific to the answers they provide while completing the form. Applicants will also see prompts and reminders to upload required evidence. This means each person follows a personalized path for completing the form based on the information that they provide.  At this time, applicants must submit a paper Form N-400 if they are requesting a fee waiver or reduced fee.  

10: uscitizenpod: Thu Thi Nguyen Practice Citizenship Interview
Our latest video features a full-length video with closed captions based on the current USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization plus Civics questions.  Also check out our YouTube channel for the new playlist: US Citizenship--Apply Online!


US Citizenship Bootcamp: The Mobile Edition (mid-April 2018)
The paperback version of my book is available on Amazon or from the publisher,, which also offer discounts for class sets.  In April 2018, an updated and reformatted ebook will be available on Apple iBooks.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 17, Spring 2018, Milpitas Adult School

Citizenship Class cancelled because we are giving CASAS test to new students for Milpitas Adult School! 
Please watch these videos and take the quizzes. Preparing for the Oath

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!

The Presidency

Monday, March 12, 2018

Thu Thi Nguyen Practice Citizenship Interview

uscitizenpod: Thu Thi Nguyen Practice Citizenship Interview

This interview is based on A “Regular” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (6 pgs, 75 questions) (updated 10/01/2016) and includes USCIS Civics questions.

A “Regular” Citizenship Interview

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Los Angeles Welcomes New Citizens

Annenberg Media: Los Angeles Welcomes New Citizens

Los Angeles welcomed new citizens at a naturalization ceremony in downtown LA today, amid changing immigration policies nationwide. Annenberg Media's Giovanni Moujaes shows us why becoming a citizen had even more meaning in 2017.