Monday, March 27, 2017




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.

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)

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Sanctuary Movement

VOANews: Sanctuary Churches in US Mobilize to Help Undocumented

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says his department will not detain undocumented immigrants at "sensitive locations" such as churches. His comments last week came as congregations across the United States have mounted a grassroots movement to oppose the Trump administration’s immigration policies and to offer sanctuary to illegal immigrants threatened with immediate deportation. VOA’s Bill Rodgers visited one church at the heart of Washington’s immigrant community.
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VOANews: A Moral Imperative to Help Undocumented Immigrants

Faced with the Trump administration's promised crackdown on immigration, faith communities around the country are answering a new call: what they see as their moral imperative to help undocumented immigrants in their communities who face deportation. Niki Papadogiannakis spoke to faith leaders and activists who recently launched a network of sanctuary congregations in Washington.
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 2017 Number 21

USA wins the World Baseball Classic 2017


Intermediate Level Executive Branch Lesson Plan
The Executive Branch lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 13, 15, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 45, and 46.


  • Simple Interview quiz (to be posted)
  • Women in the Executive Branch Quiz (to be posted)

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

American Women who Fought for the Right to Vote

American Women who Fought for the Right to Vote

Lydia Chapin Taft was the first woman known to legally vote (1756) in colonial America. During the early 1800s, states passed laws to stop women from voting.

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton based the Seneca Falls Declaration on the Declaration of Independence. They wrote: “all men and women are created equal [and] are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights” (1848). They worked for women’s rights, especially the right to vote.

Alice Paul led the 1910s campaign for the 19th Amendment (1920) to the U.S. Constitution which prohibits sex discrimination in voting.

Fanny Lou Hammer and Ella Baker organized voter registration drives in the American South. Their work led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which prohibits racial discrimination in voting.

Also check out:

Citizenship Resources for Women's History Month

Citizenship Resources in Honor of Nowruz (Persian New Year)

#NoBanNoWall Interview Quizzes

N-400 pdfs for practice scripts based on the N-400 Application of Naturalization.

Citizenship Resources for Citizenship and ESL resources.

Citizenship by Language for Citizenship Resources organized by language.

Citizenship by Country for Citizenship Resources organized by country of origin.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 2017 Number 20


  • Text Book: Citizenship Passing the Test by Lynne Weintraub
    • Ch 8 Congress pg 124-137
  • CA-state (will be updated in a couple of hours)

  • Regular Interview quiz (in development)
  • Women in the Legislative Branch 2016 mp3 and pdf 

Check back for updates!