Wednesday, September 30, 2020

US Presidential Candidates Spar Over Policy, Trade Insults

 
 
Combative debate confrontation opens final leg of race to November 3 election

Avoiding any major mistakes is a principal goal for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in their first debate Tuesday, September 29. VOA’s Steve Redisch looks at some of those historic debate moments that shaped U.S. politics.

uscitizenpod: Federal judge blocks attempt to hike naturalization fees by 80% 
CNN just reported that a Federal judge blocked attempt to hike naturalization fees by 80%. The fee hike was supposed to go up on Oct.2. Read more here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Citizenship Fall Class 13



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

N-400
    Civics
      Integration
      Extra Credit:

      Monday, September 28, 2020

      Mock U.S. Citizenship Interview

       


      Dr. Patricia Hernandez and Teacher Jennifer Gagliardi get together for a practice interview plus interview tips. This video is based on report-backs from recent Citizenship interviews in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose.

      Sunday, September 27, 2020

      US Citizenship Naturalization Oath Ceremony amidst Corona-virus Outbreak What to Expect! USCIS

       


      The USA has taken big precautions for any gathering. The citizenship oath ceremony has been done differently during this pandemic situation than usual. The purpose of this video is to let others aware of who is going to take the oath during this situation. Hope you will find it useful. Thank you for watching it.

      Saturday, September 26, 2020

      Why US Election Results May Be Delayed in 2020

       


      The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everything in the U.S. including the presidential election. Voters who don't want to risk being exposed to COVID-19 have the choice of casting their ballots by mail in 2020. But expected delays in the counting of ballots because of issues the U.S. Postal Service is experiencing could result in a longer than usual wait for the election results.

      Friday, September 25, 2020

      Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Judicial Branch

       


      A citizenship quiz that celebrates Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her Sisters in Law and Justice

      Plus more Judicial Branch resources

      Thursday, September 24, 2020

      Citizenship Fall Class 12


      uscitizenpod: Elementary Interview (Level C) (20 questions)

      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 

      N-400
      Civics
        Integration
        • Citizenship Interview with Juah Sarwee  plus 10qs about US Geography and Symbols pdf  

        EXTRA: 

        Wednesday, September 23, 2020

        Becoming a U.S. Citizen: An Overview of the Naturalization Process

         


        This presentation provides a general overview of the naturalization process including where to find immigration information and the general requirements for obtaining U.S. citizenship.

        Tuesday, September 22, 2020

        Citizenship Fall Class 11

         

        Huyhn's interview is from uscitizenpod's Simple Interview based on the Revised N-400 (2pgs)

        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 

        N-400
        Civics
        Integration

        Monday, September 21, 2020

        Constitution Day and Citizenship Week Quiz

         
         

        Download the PDF and take the quiz:

        Twenty-seven N-400 & Civics Qs for US Constitution & Citizenship Week https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/uscitizenpod/Const-Week-Quiz-2015.pdf

        Then listen to Teacher Jennifer's comments.

        Citizenship Resources for Constitution Day and Citizenship Week are available at http://www.uscitizenpod.com/2020/09/citizenship-resources-for-constitution.html 

        Saturday, September 19, 2020

        Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her Sisters in Law and Justice


        The Four Justices, a tribute to the four female justices who have served on the U.S. Supreme Court.  
        Sitting: Justices Sandra Day O'Connor (ret.), Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Standing: Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan

        Women in the Judicial Branch
        • Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Judicial Branch new video!
        • A citizenship quiz that celebrates Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her Sisters in Law and Justice pdf and mp3
        More Resources
        • ESL Library: 
          • Ruth Bader Ginsburg pdf
          • The Supreme Court pdf
        • NY Times
          • Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg video
        • She Knows
          • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Printable Coloring Book (9 images)
        • si.edu
          • Preparing the Oath: The Court videos
        • TED-ed
          • How do US Supreme Court justices get appointed? - Peter Paccone video
        • US Courts
          • 2016 Constitution Day & Citizenship Day: Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Remarks video
          • Pathways to the Bench: U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen video
          • Pathways to the Bench: Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez video
          • Pathways to the Bench Play list videos
        • USCIS
        • VOA News and VOA Learning English: 
          • How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Made US History  video
          • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: An Appreciation video
          • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87 article
          • Supreme Court Justice Continues Equality Fight: Ruth Bader Ginsburg video
          • The Supreme Court series (EXCELLENT!)
          • US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies at 87 article and audio
          • Washington Mural Pays Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg video
          • VOA News Coverage of the Supreme Court Vacancy section
        • VOX
          • How a case gets to the US Supreme Court video

        Friday, September 18, 2020

        Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Rosh Hashanah


        L'shana tova tikatevu! 
        Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Rosh Hashanah pdf

        Also see:

        HIAS (founded as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) is an American nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian aid and assistance to refugees.

        HIAS was founded in response to the late 19th- and early 20th-century exodus of Jewish emigrants from Imperial Russia. Currently, HIAS works with people whose lives and freedom are believed to be at risk due to war, persecution, or violence. HIAS has offices in the United States and across Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Since its inception, HIAS has helped resettle more than 4.5 million people. (Source: Wikipedia)


        Thursday, September 17, 2020

        Citizenship Resources for Constitution and Citizenship Day



        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. 

        • US Constitution and Citizenship Day Resources from US Citizenship Podcast
          • Summary of the US Constitution MP3  (2016)
          • Summary of the US Constitution PDF  (2015)
        • A Quick Review of the Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12 plus Civics Questions (2017)  pdf and mp3
        • Constitution Day and Citizenship Week Quiz 2020 video
        • Constitution Slide Show google slides
        • Constitution and Citizenship Week Interview video (2018)
        • Lan Thi Nguyen (Vietnam): Constitution and Citizenship Week Interview Quiz 2015 pdf
        • Hao Thi Vu (Vietnam): A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day 2014 based on the new N-400r (2014) pdf 
        • Fu-Chiu Chen (Taiwan): Quick N-400 Interview plus 10Qs about the Constitution (2011) pdf
        • Maria Teresa Garcia (Mexico): Twenty-seven N-400 and twenty-seven USCIS 100Qs (2011) pdf
        • Preamble Puzzle pdf 
        • Preamble of the US Constitution (2017) video
        • The U.S. Constitution  video
        • US Constitution Quick Quiz (picture vocabulary) pdf
        • What is US Constitution and Citizenship Day? pptx
        • What is US Constitution and Citizenship Day? pdf
        • Bill of Rights Day
          • Bill of Rights pptx via Google Slides
          • Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 01  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 02  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 03  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 04  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 05  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Citizenship Quiz  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Dictation pdf
        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
        • Writing the Constitution: Videos  (Updated!  No FLASH!  Great on mobile devices)
        • Writing the Constitution: Transcript (page 5)
        St. Mary's University: Constitution Day: Forming the United States video

        USCIS: 

        USScourts: 
        • 2014 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day video
        • 2015 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day video
        • 2016 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (7 min) video
        • 2016 Constitution Day & Citizenship Day Live Coverage (99 min) video
        • 2016 Constitution Day & Citizenship Day: Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor Remarks video
        • 2018 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Read Along with the Constitution’s Preamble video
        • 2017 What the Constitution Means in My Life video
        • 2019 Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: Judges, Baseball Fans Welcome Newest Americans video 
        Vanderbilt University: 'We The People...' - #Constitution Day at Vanderbilt video

        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!

        Check back for updates! (updated 09/18/2020)

        Citizenship Fall Class 10

         


        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 

        N-400
        Civics:
        • USCIS: US Constitution beginning
        • si.edu: Preparing for The Oath
        Integration
        • Lan Thi Nguyen (Vietnam): Constitution and Citizenship Week Interview Quiz 2015 pdf

        Wednesday, September 16, 2020

        Citizenship Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month 2020


        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
        USCIS
        Also watch:

        USCIS and US Courts: 

        Check back for more resources!

        Tuesday, September 15, 2020

        Citizenship Fall Class 9

         

        Constitution (google slides)
        • US Constitution Quick Quiz (picture vocabulary) pdf

        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 

        N-400
        1. n-400r-12i   Deportation
        2. n-400r-12j   Military Service
        Civics:
        • USCIS: Benjamin Frank;in and the US Constitution beginning
        • si.edu: Preparing for The Oath
        Integration
        • Hao Thi Vu (Vietnam): A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day 2014 based on the new N-400r (2014) pdf 

        Monday, September 14, 2020

        Beginning ESL Resources for Constitution and Citizenship Day



        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. 
        • Citizenship Resources for Constitution and Citizenship Day (September 17) (All Levels)
        • N-400 Interviews (many more resources here)
          • Preparing for Naturalization Quiz based on Video transcript pdf
          • Beginning Interview (1 pg, 10qs) pdf
          • Mix and Match Interview Level A and B pdf
          • Mezclar y Combinar Entrevistas y Exámencitos de Ciudadanía Level A and B pdf
        • Hao Thi Vu (Vietnam): A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day 2014 based on the new N-400r (2014) pdf 
        • Fu-Chiu Chen (Taiwan): Quick N-400 Interview plus 10Qs about the Constitution (2011) pdf
        • Preamble Puzzle pdf 
        • The U.S. Constitution  video
        • US Constitution Quick Quiz (picture vocabulary) pdf
        • What is US Constitution and Citizenship Day? pptx
        • What is US Constitution and Citizenship Day? pdf
        • Bill of Rights Day
          • Bill of Rights pptx via Google Slides
          • Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 01  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 02  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 03  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 04  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 05  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Citizenship Quiz  pdf
          • Bill of Rights Dictation pdf
        si.edu: Preparing for The Oath
        • Writing the Constitution: Videos  (Updated!  No FLASH!  Great on mobile devices)
        • Writing the Constitution: Transcript (page 5)

        USCIS: 

        Vanderbilt University: 'We The People...' - #Constitution Day at Vanderbilt video

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



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

        Check back for updates! (updated 09/14/2020)