Friday, October 23, 2020

A mother with a newborn reports back about her Citizenship Interview

 


Dr. Hernandez describes how her student found time to study for and pass her Citizenship interview. Super quick review of some Part 12 Vocabulary plus many interview tips!

Examples of Dr. Hernandez's worksheets:


What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 4
What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 6
U.S. Citizenship Prep Activities 1: Part 12 Vocabulary Bingo
To join Dr. Patricia Hernandez's class
Contact: Adult Education Center (AEC)
Santa Monica, California 90405
2510 Lincoln Boulevard - Room 203 Telephone: 310-664-6222 Fax: 310-664-6220
Online Registration

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Citizenship Fall Class 19


VOANews: US Commemorates 400th Anniversary of Slavery in America

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

Direct Link to the Fall Citizenship Zoom Class 

Warm-up
  • read and write pdf
  • si.edu: Preparing for the Oath quiz
  • Cambridge Ventures Arcade: Citizenship Preparing for the N-400 pdf
N-400
    Civics
      Integration
      • Antonio Vazquez Gonzalez (Guadalajara, Mexico) (pdf
      Extra Credit

      Monday, October 19, 2020

      Every Vote Counts: Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers and Adult Learners

       

      uscitizenpod: Every Vote Counts: Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers and Adult Learners google slides / pdf of notes 

      CATESOL: Teaching U.S. Citizenship Preparation Online Padlet
      Includes more new literacy resources

      uscitizenpod: Resources about Voting and the 2020 Election for AdultEdu, ESL, and Citizenship Students blogpost

      Sunday, October 18, 2020

      New citizens sworn in during COVID-19 pandemic

       
       

      Six new United States citizens went through the naturalization ceremony today, May 12, 2020 on the steps of the York County Courthouse in York, Pa. Judge Clyde Vedder administered the oath with the new citizens wearing face masks and practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The normal swearing in ceremony would have been inside the courthouse with dozens of new citizens and their families crowded together but because of the pandemic the county will hold five more ceremonies on the steps spread out during the month of May.

      Saturday, October 17, 2020

      Campaign Ads Blitz Television and Social Media

       

      VOANews: Campaign Ads Blitz Television and Social Media 

      Presidential campaign ads on TV and social media target voters with different messages designed for different media platforms. VOA’s Steve Redisch explains the messaging campaign.

      Friday, October 16, 2020

      Vote Early! Vote Safe!

       uscitizenpod: Vote Early! Vote Safe! 

       Vote by mail or vote by person? There is a third option! I got my ballot in the mail, so I immediately filled it out, jumped in my car, and drove down to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters (sccvote.org). Vote early! Vote safe!

      Thursday, October 15, 2020

      Citizenship Fall Class 18


      Bill of Rights pptx
      Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 01

      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

      Direct Link to the Fall Citizenship Zoom Class 

      Warm-up
      • read and write pdf
      • si.edu: Preparing for the Oath quiz
      • Cambridge Ventures Arcade: Citizenship Preparing for the N-400 pdf
      N-400
        Civics
          Integration
          • A Quick Review of the Bill of Rights and the N-400 Part 12 plus Civics Questions mp3 and pdf and video (2017)
          Extra Credit

          Wednesday, October 14, 2020

          The U.S. Government Explained for English Language Learners

           


          Note: I am not an expert on U.S. civics. This video gives an overview of the U.S. government as I understand it. My goal is to help English language learners understand how the U.S. government works and and become familiar with relevant vocabulary.

           JenniferESL: Politics and Election Playlist by YT English Teachers playlist

          Tuesday, October 13, 2020

          Citizenship Fall Class 17



          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

          Direct Link to the Fall Citizenship Zoom Class 

          Warm-up
          • read and write pdf
          • si.edu: Preparing for the Oath quiz
          • Cambridge Ventures Arcade: Citizenship Preparing for the N-400 pdf

          N-400
            Civics
              Integration
              Extra Credit
              • ELCivics.com 
              • 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.  

              Monday, October 12, 2020

              Columbus Day and Indigenous Peoples Day Citizenship Resources 2020





              American English at State: Celebrate!

              ELCivics.com 
              ESL Library (requires subscription)
              LearningChocolate.com 

              SI.edu

              US Citizenship Podcast 




              • Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, and the Columbian Exchange podcast / video
              • ¡Viva Boricua! A Citizenship Quiz In Honor of Puerto Rico pdf  mp3  video
              • Native American Tribes Puzzle pdf
              • Columbus Day and the Columbian Exchange Puzzle pdf 
              • Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Italian-American Heritage Month  mp3  pdf  video
              • Citizenship Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 post
              • A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Native American Heritage Month (November) post

              VOANews: Voice of America 


              More Websites
              FAMILY FUN
              • Columbus Day Coloring Pages pdf
              • Many Hoops Coloring Pages pdfs
              • Native American Coloring Pages pdf
              Updated 10/11/2020

              Sunday, October 11, 2020

              See new U.S. citizens take oath of allegiance at COVID-friendly naturalization ceremony

              Sacramento Bee: See new U.S. citizens take oath of allegiance at COVID-friendly naturalization ceremony 

              Elainne Rule of Roseville describes the process of taking an oath and becoming a naturalized American citizen during the coronavirus pandemic outside the McClellan Conference Center on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Sacramento County.

              Saturday, October 10, 2020

              Vice Presidential Debate October 2020

               


              USCIS 100:29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?
              ▪ Michael R. Pence
              ▪ Mike Pence
              ▪ Pence

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

              USCIS 100:31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
              ▪ the Speaker of the House

              USCIS 100:36. What are two Cabinet-level positions?
              ▪ Secretary of Agriculture
              ▪ Secretary of Commerce
              ▪ Secretary of Defense
              ▪ Secretary of Education
              ▪ Secretary of Energy
              ▪ Secretary of Health and Human Services
              ▪ Secretary of Homeland Security
              ▪ Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
              ▪ Secretary of the Interior
              ▪ Secretary of Labor
              ▪ Secretary of State
              ▪ Secretary of Transportation
              ▪ Secretary of the Treasury
              ▪ Secretary of Veterans Affairs
              ▪ Attorney General
              ▪ Vice President

              Friday, October 9, 2020

              CATESOL: Teaching U.S. Citizenship Preparation Online

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              CATESOL: Teaching U.S. Citizenship Preparation Online

              Participants will identify the latest online resources to implement learning strategies appropriate for Citizenship online classes, blended learning, distance learning environments, or directed self-study.

              Thursday, October 8, 2020

              Citizenship Fall Class 16


              This interview is based on the  Mix and Match Citizenship Interview C-5 and includes civics questions that have more than one possible answer.

              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

              Direct Link to the Fall Citizenship Zoom Class 

              Warm-up
              • read and write pdf
              • si.edu: Preparing for the Oath quiz
              • Cambridge Ventures Arcade: Citizenship Preparing for the N-400 pdf

              N-400
                Civics
                  Integration
                  • N-400 Typical Quiz pdf
                  • Founders Quiz pdf
                  Extra Credit