Saturday, October 31, 2020

Citizenship Resources for Halloween



Many children like to dress up as superheroes for Halloween. Their favorite, Superman, was a refugee who made America his home. Superman, like many immigrants, "fights for truth, justice and the American Way!" 
What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen? (53)

Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2020
coming soon!

Trick or Treat! A Halloween Citizenship Interview 2019

A Citizenship Quiz for Halloween 
listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-halloween-quiz.mp3
read: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/citz-halloween.pdf


More Resources:

5 Ghosts of Presidents Haunting White House: Lincoln's Ghost and 4 more!
https://youtu.be/Pr11DyYT1s8 


24 children receive U.S. citizenship at Halloween-themed ceremony (2019)
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/immigration/story/2019-10-24/24-children-receive-us-citizenship-at-halloween-themed-ceremony

Day of the Dead Honors Loved Ones Who Died, and Celebrates the Living
https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/a-23-2007-10-25-voa1-83135282/128016.html

Dead Honored in Various Ways
https://youtu.be/f3cRohj2vEA

Everyday conversations: What’s your Halloween costume?
https://share.america.gov/everyday-conversations-halloween-costumes/

Halloween
https://americanenglish.state.gov/files/ae/resource_files/halloween.pdf

I'm a US citizen! + Lit AF halloween party*🎃| tani (2019)
https://youtu.be/mmzdAQrfb0k

Kids Get Citizenship Certificate Dressed in Halloween Costumes
https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/california/Kids-Get-Citizenship-Certificate-Dressed-in-Halloween-Costumes-563814671.html

Los Angeles Marks American Tradition with 'Pumpkin Nights'
https://youtu.be/q43q0k8fD0I

Special Halloween-themed citizenship ceremony takes place in Chicago
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/special-halloween-themed-citizenship-ceremony-takes-place-in-chicago

Washington Residents Celebrate Halloween With Healthy Run Through Cemetery
https://youtu.be/sliDJMhKbdQ

Friday, October 30, 2020

Undecided Voters Play Role in US Elections

VOANews: Explainer Undecided Voters Play Role in US Elections 

Some of the most important people in U.S. politics don't know how they are going to vote when Election Day comes. They are undecided voters. VOA explains how in many elections, they determine the winner.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Citizenship Fall Class 22



uscitizenpod: Voting Video

Fall Citizenship Zoom Class is Tue and Thu 7:00-8:30 pm PDT
For one-on-one interviews 6:00-7:00--email Teacher Jennifer jgagliar@musd.org

Direct Link to the Fall Citizenship Zoom Class 

Warm-up
  • read and write pdf
  • si.edu: Preparing for the Oath quiz
  • Cambridge Ventures Arcade: Citizenship Preparing for the N-400 pdf
N-400
Civics
Integration
Extra Credit:
  • American Women who Fought for the Right to Vote mp3 and pdf
  • Third Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Native American Heritage Month--Focus: Midterm Elections 2018 pdf mp3 video



Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Citizenship Fall Class 21



uscitizenpod: Mix and Match U S Citizenship Interview Level D Practice 5

Fall Citizenship Zoom Class is Tue and Thu 7:00-8:30 pm PDT
For one-on-one interviews 6:00-7:00--email Teacher Jennifer jgagliar@musd.org

Direct Link to the Fall Citizenship Zoom Class 

Warm-up
  • read and write pdf
  • si.edu: Preparing for the Oath quiz
  • Cambridge Ventures Arcade: Citizenship Preparing for the N-400 pdf
N-400
Civics
Integration
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz with Vu Xuân Tran pdf 

Monday, October 26, 2020

I voted early at the Hollywood Bowl!

 


Dr. Patricia Hernández when to an exciting place to cast her vote early: the Hollywood Bowl!

uscitizenpod: ¡Voté en el Hollywood Bowl!  video

La Dra. Patricia Hernández fue a un lugar emocionante para emitir su voto temprano: ¡el Hollywood Bowl!


To join Dr. Patricia Hernandez's class
Contact:
Adult Education Center (AEC)
2510 Lincoln Boulevard - Room 203
Santa Monica, California 90405
Telephone: 310-664-6222 Fax: 310-664-6220
Online Registration

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Una madre con un recién nacido informa sobre su entrevista de ciudadanía

uscitizenpod: Una madre con un recién nacido informa sobre su entrevista de ciudadanía


La Dra. Hernández describe cómo su estudiante encontró tiempo para estudiar y aprobar su entrevista de ciudadanía. Revisión súper rápida de algunos vocabulario de la Parte 12 y muchos consejos para entrevistas. Para unirse a la clase de la Dra. Patricia Hernandez Contacto: Centro de educación para adultos (AEC) 2510 Lincoln Boulevard - Habitación 203 Santa Mónica, California 90405 Teléfono: 310-664-6222 Fax: 310-664-6220 Registro en línea https://smmusd.asapconnected.com/ Ejemplos de hojas de trabajo del Dr. Hernández: What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 4 video: https://bit.ly/uscis-week-04 worksheet: https://bit.ly/ez-n400-part12 What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 6 video: https://bit.ly/uscis-week-06 worksheet: https://bit.ly/uscis-week-06-x U.S. Citizenship Prep Activities 1: Part 12 Vocabulary Bingo video: https://youtu.be/qOU4BGdOQ-8 A mother with a newborn reports back about her Citizenship Interview https://youtu.be/b3bD3QxSIlE

Friday, October 23, 2020

A mother with a newborn reports back about her Citizenship Interview

 


Dr. Hernandez describes how her student found time to study for and pass her Citizenship interview. Super quick review of some Part 12 Vocabulary plus many interview tips!

Examples of Dr. Hernandez's worksheets:


What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 4
What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 6
U.S. Citizenship Prep Activities 1: Part 12 Vocabulary Bingo
To join Dr. Patricia Hernandez's class
Contact: Adult Education Center (AEC)
Santa Monica, California 90405
2510 Lincoln Boulevard - Room 203 Telephone: 310-664-6222 Fax: 310-664-6220
Online Registration

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Citizenship Fall Class 19


VOANews: US Commemorates 400th Anniversary of Slavery in America

Fall Citizenship Zoom Class is Tue and Thu 7:00-8:30 pm PDT
For one-on-one interviews 6:00-7:00--email Teacher Jennifer jgagliar@musd.org

Direct Link to the Fall Citizenship Zoom Class 

Warm-up
  • read and write pdf
  • si.edu: Preparing for the Oath quiz
  • Cambridge Ventures Arcade: Citizenship Preparing for the N-400 pdf
N-400
    Civics
      Integration
      • Antonio Vazquez Gonzalez (Guadalajara, Mexico) (pdf
      Extra Credit

      Monday, October 19, 2020

      Every Vote Counts: Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers and Adult Learners

       

      uscitizenpod: Every Vote Counts: Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teachers and Adult Learners google slides / pdf of notes 

      CATESOL: Teaching U.S. Citizenship Preparation Online Padlet
      Includes more new literacy resources

      uscitizenpod: Resources about Voting and the 2020 Election for AdultEdu, ESL, and Citizenship Students blogpost

      Sunday, October 18, 2020

      New citizens sworn in during COVID-19 pandemic

       
       

      Six new United States citizens went through the naturalization ceremony today, May 12, 2020 on the steps of the York County Courthouse in York, Pa. Judge Clyde Vedder administered the oath with the new citizens wearing face masks and practicing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. The normal swearing in ceremony would have been inside the courthouse with dozens of new citizens and their families crowded together but because of the pandemic the county will hold five more ceremonies on the steps spread out during the month of May.

      Saturday, October 17, 2020

      Campaign Ads Blitz Television and Social Media

       

      VOANews: Campaign Ads Blitz Television and Social Media 

      Presidential campaign ads on TV and social media target voters with different messages designed for different media platforms. VOA’s Steve Redisch explains the messaging campaign.

      Friday, October 16, 2020

      Vote Early! Vote Safe!

       uscitizenpod: Vote Early! Vote Safe! 

       Vote by mail or vote by person? There is a third option! I got my ballot in the mail, so I immediately filled it out, jumped in my car, and drove down to the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters (sccvote.org). Vote early! Vote safe!

      Thursday, October 15, 2020

      Citizenship Fall Class 18


      Bill of Rights pptx
      Bill of Rights Vocabulary Quiz 01

      Fall Citizenship Zoom Class is Tue and Thu 7:00-8:30 pm PDT
      For one-on-one interviews 6:00-7:00--email Teacher Jennifer jgagliar@musd.org

      Direct Link to the Fall Citizenship Zoom Class 

      Warm-up
      • read and write pdf
      • si.edu: Preparing for the Oath quiz
      • Cambridge Ventures Arcade: Citizenship Preparing for the N-400 pdf
      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

          Wednesday, October 14, 2020

          The U.S. Government Explained for English Language Learners

           


          Note: I am not an expert on U.S. civics. This video gives an overview of the U.S. government as I understand it. My goal is to help English language learners understand how the U.S. government works and and become familiar with relevant vocabulary.

           JenniferESL: Politics and Election Playlist by YT English Teachers playlist

          Tuesday, October 13, 2020

          Citizenship Fall Class 17



          Fall Citizenship Zoom Class is Tue and Thu 7:00-8:30 pm PDT
          For one-on-one interviews 6:00-7:00--email Teacher Jennifer jgagliar@musd.org

          Direct Link to the Fall Citizenship Zoom Class 

          Warm-up
          • read and write pdf
          • si.edu: Preparing for the Oath quiz
          • Cambridge Ventures Arcade: Citizenship Preparing for the N-400 pdf

          N-400
            Civics
              Integration
              Extra Credit
              • ELCivics.com 
              • 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.