Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Citizenship Resources for the Midterm Elections 2018 (updated)

VOA Learning English: Midterm Elections in the United States

HuffPost: Kicking Off #CrashTheParty
HuffPost’s new video series takes an intimate look at women running for political office in this year’s elections.
BusyTeacher: How to Hold an ESL Presidential Election (this can be adapted to a Congressional candidates)

CNN: The non-American's guide to the midterm elections

ESLPod.com (Dialogue is free. The audio and pdf are available through subscription)
LWV CA:  Easy Voter Guide for California (check your state or local League of Women Voters website for the appropriate guide)

NYTimes: 2018 Midterm Elections FAQ (interactive)
As we get ready to vote in the mid-term elections, here are some essays on the democratic process. From learning how voting can change lives, to reflecting on the votes cast over an entire lifetime, elections give voice to the hopes and aspirations we have for our country.
  1. An Act of Faith in America
  2. One Person’s Vote
  3. My Opinions Matter
  4. The Value of the Middle
  5. Throwing Away the Labels
USCIS and Si.edu
  • si.edu: Preparing the Oath: Voting videos
    • This section on voting will teach the answers to 54, 48, 77, 45, 26, 27, and 46.  
    • Note: Because it is the Midterms, also watch Congress videos
  • si.edu: Voting Lesson Plan
    • This teacher guide features a student handout, True or False?—Voting, and steps for taking the class through the Voting theme. 
  • USCIS: Your Government and You - Beginning Level
    • Your Government and You lesson plan and handouts for literacy students and low beginners covering civics test items 41, 42, 43, 44, 49, 50, 53, 55, 56, 57, and 94.
  • USCIS: Rights and Responsibilities - Intermediate Level
    • The Rights and Responsibilities lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 43, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56, and 57.

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