Monday, August 31, 2020
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Bloomberg: Thousands Become U.S. Citizens in Drive-Thru Naturalization Ceremonies, Easing Backlog
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
VOANews: What Is the US Senate?
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
- Citizens eighteen (18) and older (can vote).
- You don’t have to pay (a poll tax) to vote.
- Any citizen can vote. (Women and men can vote.)
- A male citizen of any race (can vote).
Check out more resources from Women's Suffrage and History from US Citizenship Podcast:
- American Women who Fought for the Right to Vote mp3 / pdf
- Eight Outstanding Americans by Choice for International Women’s Day! podcast / pdf
- Four American Women in Honor of Women’s History Month pdf
- International Women's Day pdf
- Women and USCIS 100 Questions: Civics pdf
- Women in the Executive Branch podcast / pdf
- Women in the Legislative Branch Quiz podcast / pdf (fixed)
- Women in the Judicial Branch podcast / pdf
- 2020 U.S. Citizenship Interview with Patrice Lumumba (Senegal) (video) (podcast)
- 2020 U.S. Citizenship Interview with Maya Gomes via Guatemala Part 1 (video) (podcast)
- 2020 U.S. Citizenship Interview with Maya Gomes via Guatemala Part 2 (video) (podcast)
- 2020 U.S. Citizenship Interview with Yinghong Xu (video) (podcast)
- Azucena Guevara’s First Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview (video)
- Maria Flores’ Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview (video)
- Martha Arroyo Orozco’s Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview (video)
- Patrice Lumumba’s Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview (video)
- Thi Nhung Phan's Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview (video)
- Thi Nhung Phan's Second Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview video
- Thuy Thu Pham’s Practice Citizenship Interview (video)
- ACLU: Major Supreme Court Decisions On Women's Rights pdf / interactive timeline
- AmericanEnglish.state.gov: Women's History Month pdf
- CivicEd: Women in Constitutional History page
- Women in the 19th Century: Crash Course US History #16 (video)
- Crash Course: Women's Suffrage: Crash Course US History #31 video
- DOD.gov: Celebrating Women's History Month video
- ELCivics: National Women's History Month
- Google Arts and Culture: New Beginnings: Immigrant Women and The American Experience
- NPS.gov: Woman's Suffrage History Timeline
- nwhm.org: New Beginnings: Immigrant Women and the American Experience
- SI.edu Postal Museum: Women in the Postal Service and Philately great online exhibitions!
- State.gov: Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award
- TED-ed: The historic women’s suffrage march on Washington - Michelle Mehrtens video
- UN: Interactive Women's Timeline
- USCourts: Women's History Month
- USPS: Women on Stamps pdf
- NEW: Sunflower Display at NYC Park Commemorates Women's Suffrage (2020-08-26)
- International Women's Day Marked Across the World (2020)
- For 200 Years Women Fought for Their Rights in the US (2020)
- Major New Exhibition Explores Achievements of Native Women Artists (2020)
- International Women's Day Highlights Gender Inequality in Women's Athletics (2020)
- At UN, Call to Action for Women’s Day (2020)
- WomensHistoryMonth.gov: March is Women's History Month
- Women Vote 100: Women's Vote Centennial
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
- n-400r-8 Work and School
- Claudia Rios Castro: A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 1 pdf
- UsefulCharts: U.S. Presidential Line of Succession video
- VOA Learning English: The Unique Invention of the American President article and audio
- VOA Learning English: America's President series
- VOA Learning English: America Presidents separate articles, audio, videos
- VOA Learning English: America Presidents video playlist
Monday, August 24, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
KPBS: Drive-Thru Naturalizations Put New Citizens Behind The Wheel
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
NowThis: Watch Full Roll Call at the 2020 DNC
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
11. What is the economic system in the United States?*
20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?*
23. Name your U.S. Representative.
24. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?
25. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?
26. We elect a President for how many years?
27. In what month do we vote for President?*
42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?
43. Who is the Governor of your state now?
44. What is the capital of your state?*
45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?*
48. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them
49. What is one responsibility that is only for United States citizens?*
50. Name one right only for United States citizens.
54. How old do citizens have to be to vote for President?*
55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
64. There were 13 original states. Name three.
87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.
89. What ocean is on the West Coast of the United States?
90. What ocean is on the East Coast of the United States?
91. Name one U.S. territory.
92. Name one state that borders Canada.
93. Name one state that borders Mexico.
94. What is the capital of the United States?*
Thursday, August 20, 2020
VOANews: What is a Nominating Convention?
- The Executive Branch (beginning)
- Anh Thi Vu (Vietnam) (Presidents' Day Quiz 2015 and 2016)
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
VOANews: US Democratic Party History
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
American English at State
- About the USA: Duties of a Citizen pg 126-135
- Check the data
- Know your risk
- Mail it in
- Dropping off your mail-in ballot
- Voting in person
- Voting (20 discussion questions)
- Voting (17 conversations)
- Excellent resource for all levels. Requires subscription.
- Excellent resource for Advanced students. Requires subscription.
- ESL Podcast 1230 – Expressing Disapproval of Elected Officials
- ESL Podcast 733--Voting in an Election
- ESL Podcast 825--Political Advertising
- Although these games are geared towards K-12 civics students, these games are great practice for higher-level ESL Citizenship students, especially WIN THE WHITE HOUSE.
- I Side With Presidential Quiz
- Election 2020 Section: Although these stories are geared towards K-12 civics students, they can be adapted for higher-level ESL Citizenship students. Requires Subscription!
- Resources for Election 2020
- Kristi Reyes and OTAN.us posted a great directory of #2020Election activities for advanced ELL and ABE Adult Edu students post
- Check the video's show notes for links to the lesson plans and activities
- Democracy (many essays with audio about voting)
- Election ABCs--Updated for 2020! google slides / video
- Electoral College Citizenship Quizzes
- Voting pptx
- Voting Video
- Picture Vocabulary Voting Quiz
- Voting Video Quiz
- A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about Voting and Elections pdf and mp3
- American Women who Fought for the Right to Vote mp3 and pdf
- Interview E-1 (N-400 Part 12 focus on voting and paying taxes)
- Third Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Native American Heritage Month--Focus: Midterm Elections 2018 pdf mp3 video
- VOA News: 2020 USA Votes
- VOA News: 2020 USA Votes (video playlist)
- VOA News: 2020 USA Votes: Explainers (video playlist)
- VOA Learning English: U.S. Election 2020 and American Presidents
- VOA Learning English: American Presidents
Sunday, August 16, 2020
CBS Sunday Morning: Drive-thru citizenship
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
- An “Everyday” Citizenship Interview based on the USCIS N-400 (51qs, 2pgs) (updated 06/12/2016)
- si.edu: Preparing the Oath: The 1900s plus USCIS 100:84 (Civil Rights), 100:85 (Martin Luther King Jr)