Tuesday, October 15, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 07, Fall 2019, Milpitas Adult School


N-400
Group 
  • Citizenship
    • Packet 3 of Pilot material (test on packet 2 and 3 on Thursday after CASAS test)
      • Quiz 1
      • Quiz 2
      • Quiz 3
      • Quiz 4
      • Quiz 5
  • ESL: 
    • Ventures 1 (red book) 38-39 oral review; then do white workbook exercises 
    • Ventures 1 (red book) 40-41 oral review; then do white workbook exercises (if there is time)
Civics
  • Citizenship Ready for the Interview: Congress
Integration

Monday, October 14, 2019

Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day Citizenship Resources 2019





American English at State: Celebrate!


ELCivics.com 


LearningChocolate.com 

SI.edu


US Citizenship Podcast 






VOANews: Voice of America 

Friday, October 11, 2019

VOA Explains: The Trump Impeachment Inquiry By VOANews



VOA Explains: The Trump Impeachment Inquiry
By VOANews

Opposition Democrats in Washington have launched an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The move came after a government whistleblower accused the president of abusing his office for personal gain. Here are the basics of the dispute (read more)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 06, Fall 2019, Milpitas Adult School


N-400
  • USCIS: Family--Children
  • Mix and Match Interviews A4 and Numbers Quiz 
    • Review the interview/civics worksheet
    • note family related info such as emergency contact
    • Pair up students to interview each other
    • Visit the pairs to help with meaning, pronunciation, etc
    • They do not have too fill out the sheets, but they do need to talk to each other
Group 
  • Citizenship
    • Packet 3 of Pilot material (test on packet 2 and 3 on thursday after CASAS test)
  • ESL: 
    • Ventures 1 (red book) 38-39 oral review; then do white workbook exercises 
    • Ventures 1 (red book) 40-41 oral review; then do white workbook exercises (if there is time)
Civics
  • Voices of Freedom: Ch 4 Congress, President, Supreme Courts 57-71
  • Voices of Freedom: Ch 4 worksheet
Integration

Sunday, October 6, 2019

US CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING CEREMONY 2019 NATURALIZATION US CITIZEN 2019



Oneclick Media Production: US CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING CEREMONY 2019 NATURALIZATION US CITIZEN 2019

MECHACK and ASHLEY US CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING CEREMONY NATURALIZATION US CITIZEN 2019 PHOENIX ARIZONA

  • Song: Wataulizana by Aniseti Butati
  • Song: The Star Spangled Banner (arr. T. Beveridge) by Thomas Beveridge
  • Song: God Bless The U.S.A. by Lee Greenwood

See the video's music permissions on the video's YouTube video notes!

Saturday, October 5, 2019

CATESOL19: Tech Up for the Census, Civics, & Citizenship Class



CATESOL19: Tech Up for the Census, Civics, & Citizenship Class bit.ly/uscit-catesol 

CCAE2019: EdTech for EL Civics and Citizenship
bit.ly/ccae19-edtech 
Participants will identify the critical resources in the form of mobile apps, podcasts, etc with Civics and language enrichment activities to implement learning  strategies appropriate for mixed-status ESL, Citizenship, or Distance Learning environments.

More Resources

Friday, October 4, 2019

How (historically) presidential are the candidates?


VOANews: How (historically) presidential are the candidates?
The Democratic candidates running for president have a range of experiences, with some serving in high-profile elected positions, such as vice president, state governor or a U.S. Congress member, while others have held smaller elected roles, such as a city mayor . . . Here's how the candidates’ experiences stack up against each other as well as with U.S. presidents throughout history. (read more)

VOANews: A Guide to the Democratic Presidential Candidates
The next U.S. presidential election is not until November 2020, but there is already a large field of Democrats eager to contend for their party’s presidential nomination next year. Here is a list of those who have formally entered the race for the White House.

VOANews: Immigration
The Democrats running for the party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential election tend to agree on some immigration issues, such as allowing a path to citizenship, while differing over others, such as what benefits migrants should receive upon entering the country.

VOANews: Climate change
Climate change, usually not at the forefront of election issues, has taken a larger footprint in the 2020 election cycle. The Democrats have stated policy positions from reducing the effects of climate change to calling it a geopolitical threat to the country.

VOANews: Impeachment
The issue of whether or not to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump has split Democrats, with some calling for the House of Representatives to take up the matter immediately; while others urge more caution or argue that the best way to remove Trump from office is at the ballot box.

VOANews: A Guide to the Republican Presidential Candidates
Three Republicans have taken the unusual step of challenging a sitting president from their own party.  Here is a list of those who have formally entered the race.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 05, Fall 2019, Milpitas Adult School

Hieu and Phuong just got their interview notices.  Wish them luck!

N-400
Civics
  • si,edu: Preparing the Oath (first two videos of the Congress, the Presidents, and the Court System
  • Voices of Freedom: Ch 4 Congress, President, Supreme Courts 57-71
Integration
  • N-400 Quiz: TBD (check back)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

White House Gift Store



VOANews: White House Gift Store | VOA Connect

People in America profiles Jim Warlick, a former Congressional aide who owns both a political memorabilia shop and an ice cream parlor in Washington. He describes how one small presidential campaign token changed the course of his life over 40 years ago.

WATCH MORE: https://www.voanews.com/voa-connect

POP QUIZ:

USCIS 100:15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?

USCIS 100:26. We elect a President for how many years?

USCIS 100:27. In what month do we vote for President?*

USCIS 100:30. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

USCIS 100:33. Who signs bills to become laws?

USCIS 100:34. Who vetoes bills?

USCIS 100:54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?*

USCIS 100:70. Who was the first President?*

USCIS 100:80. Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II?

USCIS 100:94. What is the capital of the United States?*

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 04, Fall 2019, Milpitas Adult School


N-400
Civics
  • Why does the Flag have fifty stars? pg 43-45
  • Branches of Government pg 52-55
  • Voices of Freedom: Ch 4 Congress, President, Supreme Courts 57-65
Integration