Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Growing Country 1800s --slavery and expansion

Civics

U.S. Citizenship 17, COVID-19 Break, Milpitas Adult School


VOA Learning English Special Project: The U.S. Expands West

N-400
Civics
    Integration
    Extra Credit:

    Monday, April 6, 2020

    U.S. Citizenship 16, COVID-19 Break, Milpitas Adult School



    VOANews: US Commemorates 400th Anniversary of Slavery in America

    N-400
    Civics
      Integration
      • Citizenship Quiz D-1 (coming soon)
      • Antonio Vazquez Gonzalez (Guadalajara, Mexico) (pdf
        Extra Credit:

        Sunday, April 5, 2020

        Smithsonian Museums Meet Visitors’ Needs Online



        VOANews: Smithsonian Museums Meet Visitors’ Needs Online

        Museums across the U.S. have closed to the public, to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. But that hasn’t stopped the guardians of some of the greatest art collections in the country from sharing their national treasures with people around the world. VOA’s Julie Taboh spoke with the director of one of the Smithsonian Institution’s most popular museums about the many ways they’re reaching their audience.

        Smithsonian Museums Online Exhibits

        Saturday, April 4, 2020

        U.S. Citizenship plus Jigsaw Puzzles equals FAMILY FUN!



        uscitizenpod: U.S. Citizenship + Jigsaw Puzzles = FAMILY FUN!

        One of my favorite indoor activities is putting together jigsaw puzzles. I usually buy colorful puzzles related to U.S. civics, history, and Citizenship!

        Three free online jigsaw puzzles

        Puzzles from my personal collections:
        • PeterMax.com Statue of Liberty 550 piece, 1999
        • Aquarius Smithsonian Rosie The Riveter 100 pieces
        • eeBoo.com Women March Round Jigsaw Puzzle, 500 Pieces, 2019
        • Ridley's Inspirational Women Feminist Circular Puzzle, 1000 Pieces, 2020
        • eeboo.com, Votes for Women, 500 Pieces, 2019
        • Pomegranate.com, William H. Johnson: Harriet Tubman, 500 Pieces, 2020
        • Re-marks, Air Mail, 500 pieces, 2019

        PRACTICE MORE ENGLISH

        VOANews: Jigsaw Puzzles Gain Fans

        Jigsaw puzzles for adults are becoming more popular in America. The puzzles have pieces of different shapes that, when put together, form a picture. (read more and listen too!)


        Friday, April 3, 2020

        U.S. Citizenship 15, COVID-19 Break, Milpitas Adult School



        uscitizenpod: Bill of Rights (google slides) (this will be made into a video)

        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
        • ListenAndReadAlong is an AWESOME resource that produces videos that highlights words as they are heard from VOA news reports and features.

          VOA Learning English: What Does the Bill of Rights Say?
          What Do the Amendments in the Bill of Rights Say?
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          More Bill of Rights Resources

          Wednesday, April 1, 2020

          U.S. Citizenship 14, COVID-19 Break, Milpitas Adult School



          USCIS Temporary Office Closure Extended Until At Least May 3

          N-400
          Civics
          Integration
          • Twenty-seven N-400 and twenty-seven USCIS 100Qs  (2011) (pdf)
          Extra Credit

          U.S. Citizenship 13, COVID-19 Break, Milpitas Adult School



          VOA Learning English: The Making of the Constitution

          N-400
          Civics
          Integration
          • A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day (2011) pdf
          Extra Credit

          Tuesday, March 31, 2020

          U.S. Citizenship 12, COVID-19 Break, Milpitas Adult School


          uscitizenpod: The US Constitution

          N-400
          Civics
            Integration
            • A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day pdf
            Extra Credit

            Monday, March 30, 2020

            U.S. Citizenship 11, COVID-19 Break, Milpitas Adult School



            Biography: Ben Franklin, Inventor and Founding Father

            N-400
            Civics
              Integration
              Extra Credit:

              Sunday, March 29, 2020

              Citizenship Resources for Cesar Chavez Day

              On the last Monday of March, schools in California, Texas, and Colorado observe Cesar Chavez Day.

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              uscitizenpod: Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta

              Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta started the United Farm Workers union, because farm workers did not have

              "the legal right to organize and to vote for collective bargaining. They didn't have the right to have clean drinking water, access to portable toilets, lunch breaks, or short rest breaks during workdays. And they were not entitled to the minimum wage or unemployment insurance."

              USCIS 100:51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
              • freedom of expression
              • freedom of speech
              • freedom of assembly
              • freedom to petition the government
              • freedom of worship
              • the right to bear arms
              Listen:


              Family Fun:


              NEW (Jan 2019) New Readers Press: Field of Vision - Novel 
              Scenes Reader, Low-Intermediate Level by Ana Gianola

              Rafael is a farmworker foreman who takes pride in his work. After putting off eye surgery, an emergency in the field changes everything. Teacher Guide

              Saturday, March 28, 2020

              U.S. Citizenship Interview with Elvia Velázquez



              uscitizenpod: U.S. Citizenship Interview with Elvia Velázquez (cc--updated!)

              Elvia Velázquez is back with Teacher Jennifer got a practice U.S. Citizenship plus dictation and Civics Questions. Let's get started!

              Learn mores about Gonzales Adult School's Citizenship and Distance Learning Programs at https://ae.gonzalesusd.net/

              Wednesday, March 25, 2020

              U.S. Citizenship 08, COVID-19 Break, Milpitas Adult School



              uscitizenpod: Daily U.S.Citizenship Lessons 08 (posted 04/06/2020)

              N-400
              Civics
                Integration
                Extra Credit:

                TeachCove.com: US History 11 - The Declaration of Independence
                July 4 is an important date. The country of America was born July 4, 1776.

                TED-ED: What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence - Kenneth C. Davis (video)
                In June 1776, a little over a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War, the US Continental Congress huddled together in a hot room in Philadelphia to talk independence. Kenneth C. Davis dives into some of the lesser known facts about the process of writing the Declaration of Independence and questions one very controversial omission.

                Tuesday, March 24, 2020

                U.S. Citizenship 07, COVID-19 Break, Milpitas Adult School



                uscitizenpod: Daily U.S.Citizenship Lessons 07

                N-400
                Civics
                  Integration
                  Extra Credit: