Wednesday, August 24, 2016

New Citizenship Resources: August 2016



uscitizenpod: New Citizenship Resources: August 2016

USCIS Civics Playlist
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpNZsaiyFfG0mZUx6aS8Tn2pANNymRDaJ

CLINIC's Graphic Novel: Miguel's Naturalization Interview http://cliniclegal.org/sites/default/files/toolkits/citizenship/CLINIC-Graphic-Novel.pdf

ILRC: Annotated N-400 and Translations
http://www.ilrc.org/n-400-translations-spanish-other-languages

Elizabeth Claire's Easy English News: The Constitution of the United States with a Side-by-Side Translation in Simple English
elizabethclaire.com/store/media/general/free-download/US-Constitution-in-Simple-English-updated.pdf

New Readers Press: News for You: 2016 Voting Guide
http://www.newreaderspress.com/filebin/pdf/2016_NFY-VotingGuide.pdf

VOA Learning English: U.S. Elections 2016
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/p/5622.html

US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview by Jennifer Gagliardi (Author) is now available on:


and other ebook retailers for $2.99
Or ask you library to a order a copy for their ebook collection.447

FREE US Citizenship Podcast Apps



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 03



N-400: Elementary Interview based on the Revised N-400 (21qs)
Civics

Integration
  • "Holding the Bag" Chapter 2 and 3 by Ana Gianola
  • N-400 Elementary Quiz  and Early American quiz

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Previous Classes:


    Monday, August 22, 2016

    12 Citizenship Study Tips from US CITIZENSHIP BOOTCAMP

    12 Citizenship Study Tips from US CITIZENSHIP BOOTCAMP   
    Listen to the mp3

    01. The USCIS N-400: Download the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization from www.uscis.gov/n-400. Fill it out. (Don't fill in your SSN on your practice copy). Study the questions, the key vocabulary, and your answers.

    02. USCIS Social Media: Follow USCIS.gov and USCIS.gov/es on Facebook and Twitter.

    03. The USCIS Citizenship Resource Center: Try all of the USCIS English and Civics tests resources at www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test

    04. Flash Cards: Download the USCIS Civics and English flash cards. Review the citizenship vocabulary sets on Quizlet.

    05. Videos: Check out the new USCIS: Civics Playlist which has one video for each question. Follow-up by watching all the videos and take all the quizzes from Preparing for the Oath. Also look for videos of mock citizenship interviews on YouTube.

    06. Study-Buddy: Find a "study-buddy." Meet regularly. If you can't meet in person, use Skype or Facetime for 15 minutes every day. Ask each other the N-400 and civics questions.

    07. Citizenship Class: Go to a citizenship class at your local adult school, library, church, or community center. If there is no class, start a self-study group. Students learn more by talking and working with each other.

    08. Online Classes via your Library Card: Ask your local library for access to subscription databases that offer free online Citizenship classes via your library card. For example: Pronunciator's ProCitizen is similar to SI.edu Preparing for the Oath; and Learning Express has Citizenship Classes in English and Spanish. Be careful: these online classes focus on the civics questions and you must also learn about the N-400.

    09. Family Literacy: Check out age-appropriate books and DVDs from the library about US history and civics and read or watch them with your kids. For adult and children’s books about the naturalization process, see SCCL’s Citizenship Resources.

    10. Family Fun: Take your kids to National Parks and local historical sites. While visiting the parks, look for Geocache treasures or Pokémon Go critters. Extend the fun by putting together jigsaw puzzles which feature great American landmarks such as the Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, or maps of the Fifty States.

    11. More English! If you need more help with your English, check out the resources on VOA Learning English, Cambridge Ventures Arcade, or the uscitizenpod's Citizenship Resources. Or sign up for an ESL or English conversation class.

    12. US Citizenship Podcast: Check out my blog at uscitizenpod.com every day for new citizenship resources. You can also download the free US Citizenship Podcast app for iPhone/iPad: https://goo.gl/dLiOAE or Android: https://goo.gl/d6rs9f or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes: https://goo.gl/BVrqHQ and most importantly, practice the dialogues in this book.

    --excerpt from US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview by Jennifer Gagliardi (Author)

    US Citizenship Bootcamp is available from:
    and other ebook retailers for $2.99
    Or ask you library to a order a copy for their ebook collection.


    Good Luck! I know that you will be a great American Citizen!

    Sunday, August 21, 2016

    Muslim Army Chaplain Seeks to Bridge Gaps Between Cultures



    VOANews: Muslim Army Chaplain Seeks to Bridge Gaps Between Cultures

    Republican Presidential Candidate Trump kicked up a media storm when he found himself in a feud with the family of a Muslim soldier who died fighting for his country. But hidden away from the spotlight, thousands of American Muslim soldiers, sailors and airmen are quietly serving their country. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb caught up with one of those men.
    Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/muslim-chaplain-seeks-to-bridge-gaps-between-cultures/3472955.html

    Quick Quiz based on the VOANews Video: Muslim Army Chaplain Seeks to Bridge Gaps Between Cultures

    1. USCIS 100:What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*
    2. USCIS 100:10. What is freedom of religion?
    3. USCIS 100:32. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military?
    4. USCIS 100:41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
    5. USCIS 100:53. What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen?
    6. USCIS 100:51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
    7. USCIS 100:57. When must all men register for the Selective Service?
    8. USCIS 100:86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
    9. USCIS 100:94. What is the capital of the United States?*
    10. USCIS 100: 100. Name two national U.S. holidays.



    Friday, August 19, 2016

    US Citizenship Bootcamp is now available on the Amazon Kindle!


    US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview
    by Jennifer Gagliardi (Author)
    is now available on the Amazon Kindle!
    Price: $2.99

    Prepare for the US Citizenship interview by completing a series of ten interviews based on the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization (released 03/26/16 and expires 03/31/19). The first interview includes ten basic questions in Simple English that represents the N-400 sections 1 through 12; the subsequent interviews expand on these questions and gradually introduce new vocabulary and grammar patterns. Paired with each interview are ten questions from the USCIS Civics and History questions plus reading and dictation sentences. Also included are a ESL/Citizenship resource list, links to Citizenship mp3s and videos, a special chapter entitled "How to Study for Your Citizenship Interview," and more! Updated 08/13/2016 with 2 new interviews, resources, and answer key.



    CONTENTS:

    A Quick Overview of the Naturalization Process
    Five Steps; Prepare and submit the N-400; What happens after I submit the N-400? The Naturalization Interview; The Oath of Allegiance Ceremony

    How to Study for Your Citizenship Interview
    12 Tips about how to study for your Citizenship Interview

    Before You Begin: Seven Questions about Exemptions and Accommodations
    Keywords: Exemption, Accommodations, Physical Disability

    Interview 1 Five N-400 Questions and Five Civics Questions
    Keywords: Name, Permanent Resident, Married to a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Constitution.

    Interview 2 Ten N-400 Questions and Five Civics Questions
    Keywords: Full Name, Date and Country of Birth, Home Address, Work, Travel, Marital Status, Children, Part 12—Additional Information

    Interview 3 Fifteen N-400 Questions and Six Civics Questions
    Keywords: Immigration Status, Home Address, Work, Travel, Marital Status, Claim, Taxes, Arrested

    Interview 4 Twenty N-400 Questions and Six Civics Questions
    Keywords: Eligibility, Current and Previous Home Address, Claimed and Vote, Taxes, Crime, Attachment to the Constitution

    Interview 5 Twenty-five N-400 Questions and Six Civics Questions
    Keywords: Eligibility, Legal Name, Origins, Travel, Claim, Vote, Taxes, Crime, Deported, Attachment to the Constitution

    Interview 6 Thirty Questions and Seven Civics Questions
    Keywords: Claim, Vote, Taxes, Terrorism, Crime, Deported, Bear Arms, Non-combatant, National Emergency

    Interview 7 Thirty-five Questions and Eight Civics Questions
    Keywords: Country and Port of Entry, Work, Trips outside of the U.S., Nobility, Legally Incompetent, Terrorism, Habitual Drunkard and Illegal Drugs, Illegal Gambling

    Interview 8 Forty Questions and Eight Civics Questions
    Keywords: Financial Support, Marital Status, Spouse, and Ex-Spouse, Children, The Constitution and the U.S. Form of Government, Oath of Allegiance, Bear Arms, Non-combatant, Work of National Importance

    Interview 9 Forty-five Questions and Nine Civics Questions
    Keywords: Hurt or Kill on Purpose, Military Service, Work in a Prison, Gang, Weapons, Military or Weapons Training, Child Soldiers, Selective Service, U.S. Armed Forces

    Interview 10 Fifty Questions and Ten Civics Questions
    Keywords: Introduction and "Small Talk", Oath to Tell the Truth, Eligibility, Name, Origin, Request for Accommodation or Exemption, Home Address, Job, Travel, Marital Status and Children, Intro to Part 12, Membership, Crime, Attachment to the Constitution

    Review of the New USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization
    N-400 section and question topics.

    Interview Clarification Questions
    Anna must ask many clarification questions in a noisy USCIS office.

    The Reading and Writing Tests
    50 reading and writing sentences based on the USCIS Reading and Writing Vocabulary lists.

    Ten Multiple-Choice Civics Quizzes
    Organized by theme.

    Quiz Answer Key
    Full sentence answers to the Ten Multiple-Choice Quizzes

    Internet Citizenship Resources
    15 USCIS Quick Links; ESL, Citizenship, Civics, and History Resources

    US Citizenship Bootcamp is also available on:
    Kobo

    VOA Learning English: Let's Learn English Lesson 25 Speaking Practice



    VOA Learning English: Let's Learn English Lesson 25 Speaking Practice

    In this video, you can learn how to pronounce the new words and use the word "should" to give advice.

    • Americana
    • bald eagle
    • build /built
    • be careful
    • catch / caught
    • Declaration of Independence
    • find / found
    • flag
    • Independence Day
    • memory
    • ought to
    • point
    • scavenger hunt
    • should
    • Statue of Liberty
    • symbol
    • Uncle Sam
    • watch out
    • American Presidents
    • Thomas Jefferson
    • Making Recommendations Using "Should"

    Thursday, August 18, 2016

    Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 02



    Preparing for Naturalization 


    N-400: Easy Interview based on the Revised N-400 (15qs)


    Civics



    Integration
    • "Holding the Bag" Chapter 2 by Ana Gianola
    • N-400 Quiz 2 and Geography quiz


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    Previous Classes:


      Wednesday, August 17, 2016

      News for You 2016 Voting Guide




      News for You 2016 Voting Guide

      This guide explains why every vote counts.  It describes a voter's rights and responsibilities plus the U.S. election process.  An excellent resource! FREE PDF!

      Check out more from News for You by New Readers Press.