Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Citizenship Spring Class 13



uscitizenpod: Van's Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview--UPDATED!

NEW CLASS TIME: 6:30-8:00 PM!

Zoom: ID: 597 738 4168, Password: 226317 

Direct Link to the Spring Citizenship Zoom Class 

N-400
Civics
Integration
  • N-400 Part 12 Quiz 2 pdf
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz: Maria Guerrero (Palmira, Colombia) pdf
  • Flag Day with Pop Quiz pdf

Monday, May 10, 2021

Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration

 
 
state.gov: Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration

Vice President Harris says U.S. diplomatic efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Mexico and Central America is a top priority. --------------- Under the leadership of the President and Secretary of State, the U.S. Department of State leads America’s foreign policy through diplomacy, advocacy, and assistance by advancing the interests of the American people, their safety and economic prosperity. On behalf of the American people we promote and demonstrate democratic values and advance a free, peaceful, and prosperous world. The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service and U.S. Agency for International Development.

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N-400 Practice:

Civics Quiz:

USCIS 100:15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?

USCIS 100:16. Who makes federal laws?

USCIS 100:20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?*

USCIS 100:28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*

USCIS 100:29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?

USCIS 100:29.33. Who signs bills to become laws?

USCIS 100:35. What does the President’s Cabinet do?

USCIS 100:36. What are two Cabinet-level positions?

USCIS 100:41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?

USCIS 100:93. Name one state that borders Mexico.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day!

Updated 05-10-2021. Check back for more updates.
uscitizenpod: Three Citizenship Questions for Mother's Day (video)

Ann Reeves Jarvis was a peace activist who took care of wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. After the war, she hosted Mother's Day Friendship picnics for the women on both sides of the war.  She also created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.

After Ann Reeves Jarvis died, her daughter, Anna Jarvis, wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work that her mother had started.  Anna Jarvis started a petition to set aside one day every year to honor all mothers.  She said that a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world."

In 1908, Anna Jarvis sent a petition to Congress to make Mother's Day a national holiday. Although Congress rejected the petition, many states and cities adopted the idea.  In 1914, Woodrow Wilson  signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.

Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
  • civil rights
  • first amendment rights
  • states’ rights
  • women's rights

What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
  • join a camping group
  • join a civic group
  • join a comedy group
  • join a community group

Name two national U.S. holidays.
  • Memorial Day
  • Mother's Day
  • Valentine's Day
  • Veterans Day

Source: Wikipedia
Image Source: USPS Mother of America Stamp

Friday, May 7, 2021

A Weekly Conversation: On The Line With Eldraen

 
 

Vice-President and Eldraen, a postal worker and National Guard,  talk about paid family leave and "human infrastructure."

N-400 
Civics

  • USCIS 100:29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?
  • USCIS 100:53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Citizenship Spring Class 12



VOA Learning English: US Supreme Court Justices

NEW CLASS TIME: 6:30-8:00 PM!

Zoom: ID: 597 738 4168, Password: 226317 

Direct Link to the Spring Citizenship Zoom Class 

N-400
Civics
Integration
  • N-400 Regular Quiz pdf
  • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 3 pdf 
  • Women in the Judicial Branch pdf
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Judicial Branch new video!

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

A U.S. Citizenship Quiz for Cinco de Mayo


Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5. The date commemorates the Mexican Army's surprise victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the late 1980's, California schools and cities in California started to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as an expression of our state's Mexican-American heritage. However, some people confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexico's Independence Day.

Mexico's Independence Day is celebrated on September 16 and is similar to America's Independence Day on July 4th. Cinco de Mayo is closer to our Patriot's Day, which is celebrated in the New England states  during mid-April. Patriot's Day commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. For more that 100 years, the city of Boston has celebrated Patriot's Day by hosting the Boston Marathon, the world's largest marathon.

But let's get back to Cinco de Mayo. Today I have selected five topics to showcase Mexican-American heritage: The constitution and the Bill of rights. the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, The Judicial Branch, and Geography and Holidays. I will read the questions, and Mexican-American students from our ESL3 class will read the answers. 

Listen to the podcast, then download the pdf from our website, uscitizenpod.com, and take the quiz: 
  • Five for Cinco de Mayo pdf


Five more resources:
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz with Antonio Vazquez Gonzalez pdf
  • Lino habla de su entrevista de Ciudadanía video
  • Maria Isabel Covarrubas talks about her Citizenship Interview video
  • Mezclar y Combinar Entrevistas y Exámencitos de Ciudadanía pdf
  • Yésica Sánchez: A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about Voting and Elections pdf

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Citizenship Spring Class 11


uscitizenpod: Who are my U.S. Senators and U.S. Representative?

NEW CLASS TIME: 6:30-8:00 PM!

Zoom: ID: 597 738 4168, Password: 226317 

Direct Link to the Spring Citizenship Zoom Class 

N-400
Civics

Integration
  • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 2 pdf
  • N-400 Part 12 Quiz 3 pdf (corrected)
  • Women in the Legislative Branch Quiz podcast / pdf