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


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

Thursday, August 29, 2019


Hello Citizenship Class students,

There will be NO Citizenship Class Tuesday, 8/20/19, and Thursday, 8/22/19,  Tuesday, 8/27/19, and Thursday, 8/29/19.

We will email you when the class will start as soon as we have the dates available.

Please do not hesitate to call me at 408-635-2692 ext# 4555 if you have any questions.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please watch our interviews on YouTube or study civics at si: Preparing for the Oath.

SI.edu/USCIS: Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship

This web resource provides online videos and activities on the 100 civics questions from the naturalization test and highlights museum objects from the Smithsonian Institution. Visit the “Geography” and “Symbols and Holidays” themes.

Monday, August 19, 2019

2020 Census Resources for Adult Education

Find 2020 Census resources for Adult Education students from Census.gov, CASAS, US Citizenship Podcast, VOA and more at http://bit.ly/2020-AE. Frequently updated!

Sunday, August 18, 2019

US Citizenship Ceremony 2019

Shackara Anderson: US Citizenship Ceremony 2019

To was my big day! Thanks to all my family members for taking the time off to witness this day!

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Few Employers Held Accountable in US Immigration Raids

VOANews: Few Employers Held Accountable in US Immigration Raids

Immigration raids in the U.S. led to the apprehension of more than 1,500 undocumented immigrants at job sites last year. They are among about 250,000 immigrants deported in 2018 by the Trump administration. On average about 15 employers per year face criminal charges for hiring undocumented workers. As VOA's Brian Padden reports, advocates and opponents of tighter immigration restrictions argue that raids do little to deter illegal immigration as long as employers are not held accountable.