Saturday, November 28, 2020

The Invention of Thanksgiving

  


Voice: Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche) From the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian exhibition "Americans." 

USCIS 100:59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?

USCIS 100:87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.

USCIS 100:100. Name two national U.S. holidays.


Friday, November 27, 2020

Cuban American Mayorkas Brings Immigration Experience to DHS

VOANews: Cuban American Mayorkas Brings Immigration Experience to DHS                                                                       
Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban American and former Obama administration official, would be the first Latino, if confirmed by the Senate, to lead DHS, an agency created after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. It is the third-largest federal agency in the nation. (read more)

Thursday, November 26, 2020

U.S. Citizenship Resources for Thanksgiving



uscitizenpod: Thanksgiving Citizenship Interview 2017 mp3 and video and pdf

US Citizenship Podcast

American English at State

EL Civics

ESL Library

VOA News and VOA Learning English

USCIS Thanksgiving Resources

Thanksgiving lesson plan and handouts for literacy students and low beginners covering civics test items 58, 59, and 87.

Thanksgiving lesson plan and handouts for literacy students and low beginners covering civics test items 58, 59, 64, 96, and 100.
Thanksgiving lesson plan and handouts for literacy students and low beginners covering civics test item 100.

The Early America lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 10, 58, 59, and 87.


Check back for more resources (updated 11/26/2020)

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

What Is the US Transition Process?

 


 In the United States, transition is the process during which the president-elect prepares to take control of the administration. What's involved? VOA explains.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Citizenship Fall Class 29


uscitizenpod: Thanksgiving

Fall Citizenship Zoom Class is Tue and Thu 7:00-8:30 pm PDT

For one-on-one interviews 6:00-7:00--email Teacher Jennifer jgagliar@musd.org

Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 597 738 4168
Password: 226317

Direct Link to the Fall Citizenship Zoom Class 

Warm-up
  • read and write pdf
  • Reading and Writing sentences video playlist
  • si.edu: Preparing for the Oath quiz
  • Cambridge Ventures Arcade: Citizenship Preparing for the N-400 pdf

N-400
Civics
Integration
  • N-400 Typical Interview pdf
  • 10 USCIS Questions in honor of President John F. Kennedy mp3 and pdf
  • A US Citizenship Quiz about the History of Thanksgiving (2018) video / mp3 / pdf

Monday, November 23, 2020

Sunday, November 22, 2020

City of Tulsa Hosts Drive-In Naturalization Ceremony

 
 

 Nearly 60 participants representing 24 countries were naturalized in Tulsa’s first outdoor, drive-in naturalization ceremony at the historic Admiral Twin Drive-In theater.