Tuesday, February 4, 2020

U.S. Citizenship Class 07, Spring 2020, Milpitas Adult School

VOANews: Young Hispanic Voters in Iowa Ready to Vote in Caucuses

Hispanic voters have been playing an increasingly influential role in U.S. elections, and this trend is expected to be no less true in 2020 when an estimated 32 million Hispanics will be eligible to vote. In Iowa, where the first in the nation contest is taking place Feb. 3, just 6% of the population is Hispanic and some 50-thousand Latino voters are registered in the state. Jorge Agobian of VOA's Spanish service is in Des Moines


1. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them.

2. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?*

3. Name one right only for United States citizens.

4. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?*

5. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

6. We elect a President for how many years?

7. In what month do we vote for President?*

8. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*

9. What are the two major political parties in the United States?*

10. What is the political party of the President now?

N-400: (5:45-6:30)
  • Simple Interview based on the Revised N-400 (2pgs) (updated 04/18/2016)
    • pdf: http://goo.gl/IY5Y87
    • pptx: https://goo.gl/OhFxA4
    • model the interview with a student volunteer, then pair-up students to practice
    • check in with practicing pairs
    • as they are ending their interviews, distribute red flash cards to allow them practice 5 -10 more minutes

Civics (6:30-7:30)

Integration (7:45-8:30)
  • 8:10 Citizenship Interview with Danielle Marie-Madeleine de St Jorre pdf
    • give students time to complete the quiz, then discuss and correct
    • 8:30-8:45 Ask the students if they want to practice with you one-on-one and use this quiz to ask them the questions

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