Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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



Many children like to dress up as superheroes for Halloween. Their favorite, Superman, was a refugee who made America his home. Superman, like many immigrants, "fights for truth, justice and the American Way!" 
What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen? (53)

Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2018
listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-day-of-the-dead-2018.mp3
read: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-day-of-the-dead-2018.pdf
watch: https://youtu.be/8keZs7fjIDc

Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2017
listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-day-of-the-dead-2017.mp3
read: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-day-of-the-dead-2017.pdf
watch: https://youtu.be/ihsW_9GiO3Q

Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2016
listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/day-of-the-dead-2016.mp3
read: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-day-of-the-dead-2016.pdf

A Citizenship Quiz for Halloween 2015
listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-halloween-quiz.mp3
read: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-halloween.pdf

A Citizenship Quiz for All Saints Day Podcast 2015
listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-all-saints.mp3
read: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-all-saints.pdf

Citizenship Quiz for Day of the Dead Podcast 2015
read: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-day-of-the-dead.mp3
listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-day-of-the-dead.pdf


More Resources:

5 Ghosts of Presidents Haunting White House: Lincoln's Ghost and 4 more!
https://youtu.be/Pr11DyYT1s8 

Day of the Dead Honors Loved Ones Who Died, and Celebrates the Living
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/a-23-2007-10-25-voa1-83135282/128016.html

Dead Honored in Various Ways
https://youtu.be/f3cRohj2vEA

Everyday conversations: What’s your Halloween costume?
https://share.america.gov/everyday-conversations-halloween-costumes/

Halloween
https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/halloween.pdf

Los Angeles Marks American Tradition with 'Pumpkin Nights'
https://youtu.be/q43q0k8fD0I

Notable Deaths 2018: Politics and Public Affairs
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/notable-deaths-politics-public-affairs.html

Special Halloween-themed citizenship ceremony takes place in Chicago
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/special-halloween-themed-citizenship-ceremony-takes-place-in-chicago

Washington Residents Celebrate Halloween With Healthy Run Through Cemetery
https://youtu.be/sliDJMhKbdQ

Monday, October 29, 2018

Millions of Americans Barred From Voting This Election



VOANews: Millions of Americans Barred From Voting This Election

The U.S. has more former felons than at any time in the country’s history - about 6.1 million men and women. But whether or not those felons have the basic democratic right to vote varies dramatically state by state - from Florida, where ex-felons wait years to battle through an uncertain process, to Vermont, one of two states in the nation that allows currently incarcerated prisoners the right to vote. VOA's Congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Tech Up Your Citizenship Class



COABE will hold a fall virtual conference on Thursday, October 25, 2018, and Friday, October 26, 2018. This will include 8 hour-long sessions each day, plus presenter chats and Q and A., and opportunities for networking.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 4:35pm to 5:35pm EST / 1:35pm to 2:35 PST
Tech Up Your Citizenship Class
Presented by: Jennifer Gagliardi

Participants will identify the latest citizenship resources in the form of quizzes, mobile apps, textbooks, videos, podcasts, websites, online courses, and more. By adapting and incorporating these digital resources, participants will be able to implement learning strategies appropriate for ESL and/or citizenship classrooms, blended learning,distance learning environments, or directed self-study.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 18, Fall 2018, Milpitas Adult School

Students also attended a presentation about MUSD School Bond Measure AA

N-400

Civics

Integration
  • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 3 pdf


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 17, Fall 2018, Milpitas Adult School



Kat Avila: ESL - Pledge of Allegiance Practice


N-400

Civics
  • Citizenship: Passing the Test: A Country of Laws  by Lynn Weintraub (publisher's website)
  • si.edu: Preparing the Oath: The Courts  Videos

The Judicial Branch lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 12, 13, 37, 38, 39, 40, and 66.


Integration

Thursday, October 18, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 16, Fall 2018, Milpitas Adult School

We will be do CASAS Testing for the first part of the evening







Civics
  • Citizenship: Passing the Test: A Country of Laws  by Lynn Weintraub (publisher's website)
  • si.edu: Preparing the Oath: The Courts  Videos
Intermediate Level Judicial Branch Lesson Plan

The Judicial Branch lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 12, 13, 37, 38, 39, 40, and 66.








Integration

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Mezclar y Combinar Entrevistas y Exámencitos de Ciudadanía Video



uscitizenpod: Mezclar y Combinar Entrevistas y Exámencitos de Ciudadanía

Los maestros pueden crear una variedad de entrevistas de práctica para sus estudiantes al combinar una entrevista con una prueba y luego hacer copias a doble cara. Cada nivel tiene 5 versiones de la entrevista. Cuarenta pruebas basadas en las preguntas de educación cívica del Examen de Naturalización de USCIS también se incluyen. Envíe sus comentarios a uscitizenpod@gmail.com. También vea:

Teachers can create a variety of practice interviews for their students by combining an interview with a test and then making double-sided copies. Each level has 5 versions of the interview. Forty quizzes based on the civics education questions of the USCIS Naturalization Test are also included. Send your comments to uscitizenpod@gmail.com. Also see:

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

NO CITIZENSHIP CLASS!

Citizenship Class cancelled because we are giving CASAS test to new students for Milpitas Adult School! 
Please watch these videos and take the quizzes.


SI.edu: Preparing for the Oath

A joint resource of the Smithsonian National American History Museum and the USCIS.  A collection of mini-videos, activities, and quizzes for each of the 100 question.  BEST! RESOURCE! EVER!

The Presidency

Monday, October 15, 2018

UNA ENTREVISTA RÁPIDA BASADA EN USCIS FORMULARIO N-400 Y PREGUNTAS SOBRE LAS VOTACIONES Y LAS ELECCIONES


UNA ENTREVISTA RÁPIDA BASADA EN USCIS FORMULARIO N-400 Y PREGUNTAS SOBRE LAS VOTACIONES Y LAS ELECCIONES (2018)


A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about Voting and Elections featuring Yesica Sanchez (Oaxaca, Mexico)


Special thanks to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters (sccvote.org) for their tireless work to make every vote count!

Friday, October 12, 2018

A Citizenship Question in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month no.2



Roberto Clemente was a great Puerto Rican baseball player who died while delivering earthquake relief aid to Nicaragua. Since 1971, the MLB has presented an annual award in his name to an outstanding player who helps his community.

What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy? (USCIS 100:55)
a. join a civic group
b. join a community group
c. join a fan club
d. join a sports team

Google Doodle: Roberto Clemente
https://www.google.com/doodles/celebrating-roberto-clemente

More from US Citizenship Podcast:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 15, Fall 2018, Milpitas Adult School



Who was the second president?
N-400
Civics

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mezclar y Combinar Entrevistas y Exámencitos de Ciudadanía

Mezclar y Combinar Entrevistas y Exámencitos de Ciudadanía (2018)
Los maestros pueden crear una variedad de entrevistas de práctica para sus estudiantes al combinar una entrevista con una prueba y luego hacer copias a doble cara. Cada nivel tiene 5 versiones de la entrevista. Cuarenta pruebas basadas en las preguntas de educación cívica del Examen de Naturalización de USCIS también se incluyen. Envíe sus comentarios a uscitizenpod@gmail.com. También vea:




Tuesday, October 9, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 14, Fall 2018, Milpitas Adult School

We, MAE Citizenship Students, are the Future Voters of Milpitas, CA!

Elementary Interview based on the Revised N-400 (21qs) (updated 04/18/2016)
Civics
The Legislative Branch lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 31, and 47.


Monday, October 8, 2018

Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day Citizenship Resources 2018





American English at State: Celebrate!


ELCivics.com 


LearningChocolate.com 

SI.edu


US Citizenship Podcast 






VOANews: Voice of America 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 13, Fall 2018, Milpitas Adult School

USCIS 100:42 Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?



NO CLASS! The Milpitas Adult School Citizenship students will attend the following meeting as part of the civic education

The Future of Milpitas Education
10/4 Th 6 - 8 pm
Milpitas Library Auditorium
160 North Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035

MUSD School Board VP Christ Norwood will talk about school safety, successful student parenting strategies, and learning opportunities for adults at the Milpitas Library.


USCIS 100:42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
  • provide schooling and education
  • provide protection (police)
  • provide safety (fire departments)
  • give a driver’s license
  • approve zoning and land use





Wednesday, October 3, 2018

5 Things You Need to Know About 2018 Election Security


VOA News: 5 Things You Need to Know About 2018 Election Security

  1. Will the 2018 midterm elections be secure?
  2. Are the Russians interfering again in the U.S. election process?
  3. Are other countries following Russia’s lead and getting into the game this year?
  4. What are state election officials and political parties doing to protect against the hacking of election machinery?
  5. What is the federal government doing to try to foil foreign meddling in the election process?

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 12, Fall 2018, Milpitas Adult School

Kazi and his beloved mother


The Future of Milpitas Education

Hosted by MUSD School Board Vice President Chris Norwood.
Discussion will include school and community safety, successful student parenting, and learning for adults.  Got questions? Get Answers!

N-400
Civics
Your Government and You lesson plan and handouts for literacy students and low beginners covering civics test items 41, 42, 43, 44, 49, 50, 53, 55, 56, 57, and 94.

The Rights and Responsibilities lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 43, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, and 57.

Integration
  • Claudia Rios Castro: A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 1 pdf


Monday, October 1, 2018

Citizenship Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

New for 2018: Mix-and-Citizenship Interviews en Español!


NEW: Mezclar y Combinar Entrevistas y Exámencitos de Ciudadanía (2018)
Los maestros pueden crear una variedad de entrevistas de práctica para sus estudiantes al combinar una entrevista con un examen y luego hacer copias a doble cara. Cada nivel tiene 5 versiones de la entrevista. Cuarenta pruebas basadas en las preguntas de educación cívica del Examen de Naturalización de USCIS también se incluyen. Envíe sus comentarios a uscitizenpod@gmail.com. También vea los siguientes pdfs:

Citizenship Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month from US Citizenship Podcast
More Resources
Also watch:

USCIS and US Courts: 

Check back for more resources!