Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 16

Wednesday July 28, 2021 LAST ZOOM CLASS

Tuesday August 17 6:00 pm -- Class starts at Milpitas Adult School

ONLINE REGISTRATION for ESL/Citizenship and HSE programs for the 2021-22 school is now open!
Click here for ESL Registration

 

uscitizenpod: N-400 Part 12:34-50 and the Oath of Allegiance

Topic: US Citizenship Class with Teacher Jennifer, US Citizenship Podcast

N-400

CivicsIntegration

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Success: A Mock U.S. Citizenship Interview and Report-Back with Jason

 
 
 
Jason participates in a "regular" mock U.S. Citizenship and then shares good tips about how to prepare for naturalization interview (or any job, school, or personal interview.

Jason's interview is based on: 
  • A “Regular” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (6 pgs, 75 questions) 
  • Civics Quiz: "Ones" 01, 11, 21, 31, 41, 51, 61, 71, 81, 91

Monday, July 26, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 15

Wednesday July 28, 2021 LAST ZOOM CLASS

Tuesday August 17 6:00 pm -- Class starts at Milpitas Adult School

ONLINE REGISTRATION for ESL/Citizenship and HSE programs for the 2021-22 school is now open!
Click here for ESL Registration

 

uscitizenpod: N-400 Part 12 Review

Topic: US Citizenship Class with Teacher Jennifer, US Citizenship Podcast

N-400

CivicsIntegration
  • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 2 pdf
  • N-400 Part 12 Quiz 3 pdf (corrected)
  • Women in the Legislative Branch Quiz podcast / pdf 
  • Intro to Part 12 Quiz (20 questions)

Sunday, July 25, 2021

City of Tulsa's First Child Citizenship Ceremony

 
 

The City of Tulsa hosted its first children's citizenship ceremony on July 8, 2021 at Gathering Place. During the ceremony, 25 children and youth representing 11 countries took their oath of allegiance.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Everyday Grammar: Making Sense of Demonyms - Country Nouns

 
 

N-400:
Civics:
  • USCIS 100:8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?
  • USCIS 100:59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
  • USCIS 100:60. What group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves?
  • USCIS 100:61. Why did the colonists fight the British?
  • USCIS 100:72. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s.
  • USCIS 100:78. Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s.*
  • USCIS 100:81. Who did the United States fight in World War II?
  • USCIS 100:87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.
  • USCIS 100:91. Name one U.S. territory.
  • USCIS 100:92. Name one state that borders Canada.
  • 93. USCIS 100:Name one state that borders Mexico.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Celebrating the Tokyo Olympics

 
 

The Olympic and Paralympic Games bring the world together in sport and remind us of our shared humanity. We join our nation in wishing #TeamUSA the best of luck as they compete in the #TokyoOlympics. #SportsDiplomacy

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Promoting Naturalization

 
  
 
On July 2, 2021, USCIS released a new report: A Quick Review of the USCIS Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization. Dr. Patricia Hernandez and Teacher Jennifer Gagliardi do a quick review of the plan and look forward to it's implementation.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 14

 

uscitizenpod: A "Typical" Interview

Topic: US Citizenship Class with Teacher Jennifer, US Citizenship Podcast

N-400

Civics
  • US Constitution Quick Quiz (picture vocabulary) pdf
  • USCIS: The Executive Branch beginning
  • USCIS: The Executive Branch intermediate
  • si.edu: The Presidency videos
Integration

Monday, July 19, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 13

 

Topic: US Citizenship Class with Teacher Jennifer, US Citizenship Podcast

N-400

Civics
  • USCIS: Your Government and You beginning 
  • si.edu: Government Basics videos
Integration
  • Typical Interview Quiz
  • California State pdf
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Tasanee Rungteranoon pdf 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

2021 Naturalization Ceremony at the Seattle Center

 
 

Seattle Center hosts the 36th Annual Naturalization Ceremony, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, July 2nd, and invites the public to observe livestream as The Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez, Chief U.S. District Judge, swears in 60 candidates as new citizens of the United States of America. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services District 41 Director Anne Corsano will present the candidates at this event which reaffirms the meaning of United States citizenship. It is an important day for the new citizens, who come from diverse cultures across the globe, to make the United States–and Seattle–their new home. Seattle Center will also be re-broadcasting the livestream on July 4th at 12 p.m.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Little Sister of Statue of Liberty Makes Way to US From Paris

 


The miniature copy of the Statue of Liberty has reached its destination in Washington, DC.
The statue commemorates the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. It was given to the United States by the people of France in 1886, to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution.

Also watch:

N-400
Civics
  • 8. What did the Declaration of Independence do?
  • 9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
  • 61. Why did the colonists fight the British?
  • 62. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
  • 63. When was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
  • 94. What is the capital of the United States?*
  • 95. Where is the Statue of Liberty?*
  • 99. When do we celebrate Independence Day?*

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Biden Urges Passing of Voting Rights Law but Offers No Strategy

 
 

N-400
Civics
  • American Women who Fought for the Right to Vote pdf
Integration
  • Yésica Sánchez: A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about Voting and Elections pdf

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 12

 

Topic: US Citizenship Class with Teacher Jennifer, US Citizenship Podcast

N-400

  • A "Common" Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (53qs, 2pgs) 
CivicsIntegration
  • I-6 Interview Quiz
  • American Women who Fought for the Right to Vote pdf
  • Citizenship Interview with Krestos Negasi pdf 
Extra Credit
  • US Citizenship Resources for Black History Month 2021 post
  • US Citizenship Resources for Women's History Month 2021 post
  • What is 'Critical Race Theory'? post

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

A Pakistani American Becomes the First Muslim Federal Judge in the US

 


Senate confirmation of Zahid Quraishi as America’s first Muslim federal judge was celebrated by many Pakistani Americans

N-400
Civics
  • Mix-and-Match: USCIS 100:37-47 System of Gov’t: Judicial Branch, State Gov’t, Political Parties quiz
  • Mix-and-Match: Law, Government, and the Economy quiz
  • Women in the Judicial Branch pdf
  • Citizenship Quiz in Honor of India and Pakistan Independence Day pdf

Extra
  • si.edu: Preparing the Oath: The Court videos

Monday, July 12, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 11

 

Topic: US Citizenship Class with Teacher Jennifer, US Citizenship Podcast

N-400

CivicsIntegration
  • B-6 Interview Quiz
  • Mix-and-Match Numbers Quiz
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz with Lê Thi Hiep pdf 
Extra Credit

Sunday, July 11, 2021

10 Things You Should Do after Your Oath Ceremony

 


So I just got out of my oath ceremony today! And here is the citizenship certificate! So I am officially a US citizen starting now! A little bit about the ceremony. It was unfortunate that due to Covid, the ceremony has to be concise - no speech, no special guest speakers - it has to be kept pretty simple. There were only 16 people in the room with me and we did the oath and they started passing out the citizenship certificates. Fast, simple and here I am! The whole process only took 15 minutes.  (read more in the video comments on YouTube)

Also watch these AbelTuan 84 videos:

Saturday, July 10, 2021

A Weekly Conversation: Susan Rice and Cecilia Rouse on the American Families Plan

 


Susan Rice, the President’s Domestic Policy Advisor, and Cecilia Rouse, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, took some time out of their days to break down the American Families Plan – a key piece of the Build Back Better Agenda.

N-400
  1. n-400r-8       Work and School
  2. n-400r-11     Children
Civics
  • USCIS 100:11. What is the economic system in the United States?*
  • USCIS 100:13. Name one branch or part of the government.*
  • USCIS 100:15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
  • USCIS 100:16. Who makes federal laws?
  • USCIS 100:28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*
  • USCIS 100:33. Who signs bills to become laws?
  • USCIS 100:35. What does the President’s Cabinet do?
  • USCIS 100:36. What are two Cabinet-level positions?
  • USCIS 100:41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?
  • USCIS 100:55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?

Friday, July 9, 2021

Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization



USCIS: Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization
July 2, 2021

Throughout our history, the United States has welcomed immigrants from all over the world who have helped shape and define our country. Granting citizenship to eligible lawful permanent residents is vital to our nation’s security, economic prosperity, and a future built on the principles of the U.S. Constitution.

In keeping with Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans (E.O. 14012), USCIS is chairing a Naturalization Working Group that includes the:

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security;
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture;
  • U.S. Department of Defense;
  • U.S. Department of Education;
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development;
  • U.S. Department of Justice;
  • U.S. Department of Labor;
  • U.S. Department of State;
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and
  • U.S. Social Security Administration.

The Naturalization Working Group plans to implement a national strategy to promote naturalization. Read the full report (PDF, 3.77 MB). USCIS is committed to empowering immigrants to pursue citizenship and the rights and opportunities available to them as they embark on their journey.

USCIS has taken a number of steps to reduce barriers to naturalization in our nation's legal immigration system. Read the USCIS Naturalization Policies Fact Sheet (PDF, 972.45 KB) for more information.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

What is 'Critical Race Theory'?

 
 

African American legal scholars developed critical race theory, expressing the belief that racism is not simply individual acts of prejudice. They say it’s bigger than that; it’s embedded into the United States’ legal and social systems.  Read the full article. Learn more: VOA News: Race in America

N-400
Civics
Integration
  • Citizenship Interview with Krestos Negasi pdf 
Learn More
  • TED-Ed: Hidden Figures: Black History playlist
  • TED-ED: Government: Declassified playlist
  • uscitizenpod: The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Fredrick Douglass post
  • uscitizenpod: US Citizenship Resources for Black History Month 2021 post
  • uscitizenpod: Resources by country page
  • VOA News: Race in America


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 10

 

Topic: US Citizenship Class with Teacher Jennifer, US Citizenship Podcast

N-400

CivicsIntegration
  • N400 Casual Interview quiz
  • Mix-and-Match Quiz: Dates
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Louay Safi pdf
Extra Credit