Monday, October 31, 2016

Citizenship Quizzes for Halloween, All Saints, and Day of the Dead




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NEW: Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2016 pdf and mp3

Citizenship Quiz for Halloween 2015 pdf and mp3 (fixed)

Citizenship Quiz for All Saints Day 2015 pdf and mp3

Citizenship Quiz for Day of the Dead 2015 pdf and mp3

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Immigrants Become Citizens at US National Park



VOA Learning English: Immigrants Become Citizens at US National Park

The US National Park Service is hosting over 100 Naturalization Ceremonies around the US in honor of its 100th anniversary this year. We were at Theadore Roosevelt Island near Washington, DC for one of them.  Originally published at - http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3569044.html



Saturday, October 29, 2016

Child of Refugees Tries to Achieve the American Dream



VOANews: Child of Refugees Tries to Achieve the American Dream

In the United States, the children of refugees often grow up disadvantaged as their parents struggle to adapt to a new life and support a family. That is Xiao Hoa Michelle Ching’s story. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports from Oakland, California.

Learn more about Xiao Hoa Michelle Ching's Literator App: Helping teachers help kids read

Friday, October 28, 2016

The Electoral College

NEW: Electoral College Citizenship Quizzes

mp3s posted 2016-12-22!

U.S. Map of Electoral College Votes in 2016
Source: http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/how-america-elects-its-president/3329608.html
Mixed Media (updated 2016-12-20)

270toWin: 2016 Presidential Election Map  (interactive)

Archives.gov: The U.S. Electoral College (home page)

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
This K-12 website requires membership to access multi-level lesson plans about the Electoral College and much, much more!

HandsOnEnglish: What is the Electoral College? (article)

iCivics: The Electoral Process (lesson plan, resources)

NPR: How Does The Electoral College Work, And Is It Fair?

Simple English Wiki: The Electoral College

VOA Learning English: How America Elects Its President 
Electoral map plus article, audio, and video

VOA Learning English: Voters in Just a Few States Will Decide US Presidential Election
Article, audio, and vocabulary list

VOA Learning English: Electoral College Meets on Monday to Choose US President

VOA Learning English: Twitter Users Appeal to US Electoral College

VOA News: US President Chosen by Electors, Not Popular Vote (video)

VOA News: Confusing US Electoral Process Continues to Raise Questions (video)

VOA New: US Electoral College Vote Officially Confirms Trump's Presidential Victory (multi-media)

VOA News: US Electoral College Casts Presidential Votes (video)


Videos:

This post is dedicated to Teacher Lisa Lau who constantly inspires her students (and fellow teachers) to DO YOUR BEST!


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 21

#newUScitizen Amelia and her #citizenship study-buddy Beatriz outside of the Campbell Heritage Theater #naturalization #oathceremony #mexicanamerican #latinasunidas
N-400:

Civics:



Integration


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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Asian American Candidate in New York: All About Access



VOANews: Asian American Candidate in New York: All About Access

Yuh-Line Niou is a favorite to become the first Asian-American to represent Manhattan in the state legislature. Her rise to prominence and platform as a local candidate highlight a yearning for transparency and greater representation in her district. VOA's Ramon Taylor reports.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/3565010.html


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 20

Thu took her Oath of Citizenship today!
N-400


Civics
Voices of Freedom Ch. 4

Integration
A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 2

Check back for updates

Sunday, October 23, 2016

PBS: HAMILTON’S AMERICA!

USCIS 100:67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.



PBS: Streaming HAMILTON’S AMERICA! Don't miss this GREAT PERFORMANCE!

USCIS 100:67. The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of the writers.

  • (James) Madison
  • (Alexander) Hamilton
  • (John) Jay
  • Publius

Also check out this very cool virtual exhibition about Alexander Hamilton.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

ICivics: WIN THE WHITEHOUSE


ICivics: Although these games are geared towards K-12 civics students, these games are great practice for higher-level ESL Citizenship students, especially WIN THE WHITE HOUSE.

Friday, October 21, 2016

2016 United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony



Norman Rockwell Museum: 2016 United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony

In partnership with Berkshire Immigrant Center, Norman Rockwell Museum hosted a naturalization ceremony for the fifth year on Saturday, September 10, at 10 a.m. Berkshire County residents who immigrated to the country from around the world were sworn-in as new naturalized United States citizens during a special ceremony held against the backdrop of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Four Freedoms paintings.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 19

New Students, go here:
  • Preparing for the Oath: History and Civics
  • Old Students:  CASAS Post Test: ESL Life/Work Reading Test
  • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 1 http://goo.gl/bV4JsA


  • Previous classes:

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    The Third Presidential Debate 2016



    VOANews: Final Debate Showdown Looms as Trump's Last Chance to Alter Race

    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump meet in Las Vegas, Nevada, Wednesday for their third and final presidential debate Wednesday. Trump continues to trail Clinton in public opinion polls and Wednesday’s debate may be his final opportunity to change the trajectory of the race with less than three weeks to go until Election Day. VOA National correspondent Jim Malone reports from Washington.
    Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/3555772.html




    VOANews: Highlights from the Third Debate

    The final debate between presidential candidates Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump took place after a particularly heated period in the 2016 campaign, with sexual assault allegations against Trump and the steady drip of hacked emails from the Clinton campaign.

    Also check out VOANews Third Debate Time Line with video clips, guotes, and summaries


    Tuesday, October 18, 2016

    Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 18



    N-400
    Civics:
    • Voices of Freedom: US Symbols; Intro to American Government
    • Question 52: the Pledge of Allegiance, the Oath of Allegiance, and the N-400 Part 12:45-50 (old Part 10H)

    Integration
    Previous classes:

    Monday, October 17, 2016

    Lan's Basic Citizenship Interview plus 5 New Videos of Random Civics Questions

    TEACHER JENNIFER SAYS: FIXED 10/19/2016! I was not happy with the timing of the original video. I re-edited the video in Adobe Premiere and the audio/video elements synced up much better. Yay!



    uscitizenpod: Lan's Basic Citizenship Interview
    A Basic Citizenship Interview based on the USCIS Revised N-400 (updated 06/12/2016)

    Plus Five Videos of Ten Random Civics and History Questions