Thursday, September 19, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 01, Fal 2019, Milpitas Adult School



N-400
Preparing for Naturalization (updated 04/18/2016)
Citizenship Passing the Test with New N-400 FORM  by Lynne Weintraub 

Beginning Inteview (1 pg, 10qs) (updated 04/18/2016)

Civics

si.edu: Preparing for the Oath: Geography

Civics and Literacy (Citizenship Passing the Test) Student Edition
by Lynne Weintraub 

U.S. Geography lesson plan and handouts for literacy students and low beginners covering civics test items 44, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Citizenship Resources for Constitution and Citizenship Day (September 17)



uscitizenpod: The U.S. Constitution

A basic introduction to the Constitution for ESL/Citizenship students. This video is based upon a ppt that I made in 2005 and modified in 2008. 



ListenAndReadAlong is an AWESOME resource that produces videos that highlights words as they are heard from VOA news reports and features.
National Constitution Center: Constitution Day - Lesson Plans and Activities

si.edu: Preparing for The Oath

USCIS: 

USScourts: U.S. Courts: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Live Coverage (video)
Live coverage of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, and Ellis Island in New York, NY, begins at 10:45 a.m. ET on 9/16. Watch new American citizens take the oath of allegiance at naturalization ceremonies.  Hint: This video is 1 hour 40 minutes.  It is very inspirational, but a bit too long for class.  Check out the US Courts' 40 seconds preview here.

VOA Learning English: What's So Important about Sept. 17?

VOA Learning English: The U.S. Constitution
An outstanding collection of articles, videos, and audio files, including the standard and simplified version of the constitution and the amendments.  


Thanks for studying the U.S. Constitution--I know that you will be a great American citizen!

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Citizenship Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month 2019

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: 

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Monday, September 9, 2019

California Admissions Day



uscitizenpod: Love and Citizenship from the Heart of California: An US Citizenship Interview with Rene Smith ESL/Citizenship Instructor Madera Adult School

Teacher Jennifer does a practice US Citizenship interview with Teacher Rene (Madera Adult School), then Rene about her own experience about becoming a US citizen and preparing students to become US Citizens.


Today is California Admissions Day!

I have created and uploaded a simple .docx about the State of California. I included info about our local government officials for the students of Milpitas Adult School.  Edit the docx for your own officials.

  • USCIS 100:20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?*
  • USCIS 100:23. Name your U.S. Representative.
  • USCIS 100:43. Who is the Governor of your state now?
  • USCIS 100:44. What is the capital of your state?*

Monday, September 2, 2019