Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 08

 

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

N-400

CivicsIntegration
  • Hao Thi Vu: A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day 2014 pdf and mp3
Extra Credit

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month: Jose Vega

 
 
 
U.S. diplomat Jose Vega who immigrated to the United States from Latin America, shares his story. #CelebrateImmigrants

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Monday, June 28, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 07

 

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

N-400

Civics
Integration
  • The Founders Quiz (pdf)
  • A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day (2011) pdf
Extra Credit

Sunday, June 27, 2021

American PRIDE!



In honor of LGBT Pride Month, a single question about the Flag: Long May She Wave!  Text: uscitizenpod |  Video: Lori Saltis

Take the full quiz:


LOVE AND PRIDE: A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of LGBT Pride Month (10 questions)


Center for Civic Education: 60 Second Civics LGBTQ+ Pride Week Series
  • Part 1: What’s Significant About the Stonewall Riots? 
  • Part 2: Laying the Groundwork for LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Part 3: Goodridge: The Cinderella Moment for Marriage Equality
  • Part 4: Early Legislative Victories for LGBTQ+ Rights
  • Part 5: The Defense of Marriage Act
  • Part 6: Obergefell v. Hodges
  • Part 7: The Future for LGBTQ+ Rights

WH.gov
  • President Biden Signs H.R. 49, to Designate the National Pulse Memorial, Into Law 2021
  • Remarks by President Joe Biden in Recognition of LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2021
  • Vice President Harris Holds a Roundtable Marking LGBTQ+ Pride Month 2021

State.gov 
  • Progress Flag Raising Ceremony at US Department of State in Honor of Pride Month - 3:30 PM 2021
  • Secretary Blinken Atlantic Council Pride Interview 2021
  • Secretary Blinken Celebrates Pride Month 2021
  • Secretary Blinken participates in a virtual conversation “Pressing for Equality"- 1:00 PM 2021

VOA News and VOA Learning English:
updated June 27, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021

VP Harris Visits the US-Mexico Border

 


N-400
Civics
  • Name your U.S. Representative.
  • What is the name of the President of the United States now?*
  • What is the name of the President of the United States now?*
  • What are two Cabinet-level positions?
  • What are the two major political parties in the United States?*
  • Name one state that borders Mexico.
Integration
  • Claudia Rios Castro: A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 1 pdf

Friday, June 25, 2021

What few people know about the program that "saved" America - Meg Jacobs

 

TED-ed: What few people know about the program that "saved" America - Meg Jacobs 

Explore the successes and failures of FDR’s New Deal, a set of legislation during the Great Depression which aimed to save the US economy.  In 1932, one in four Americans was unemployed, marking the highest unemployment rate in the country’s history. The Democratic presidential candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt promised a New Deal— a comprehensive set of legislation to support struggling citizens and put the country back to work. Meg Jacobs digs into the policies of this bold campaign and how it didn’t fully live up to its promises. Lesson by Meg Jacobs, directed by Anton Bogaty.

N-400
Civics
  • Who is in charge of the executive branch?
  • Who makes federal laws?
  • Who signs bills to become laws?
  • What does the President’s Cabinet do?
  • What are two Cabinet-level positions?
  • What are the two major political parties in the United States?*
  • What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
  • Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II? 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 06

 

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

N-400

Civics
Integration
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Hushang Ansary pdf
  • A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of India and Pakistan Independence Day pdf

Monday, June 21, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 05

 

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

N-400

Civics
Integration
  • Nithya Deepak: Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs for Independence Day pdf

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Father's Day from US Citizenship Podcast



uscitizenpod: Happy Father's Day from US Citizenship Podcast

In 1966, Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.

Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

Who signs bills to become laws?

a) the President
a) the President Pro Tempore
b) the Speaker of the House
c) the Vice-President

Happy Father's Day!

#FamiliesBelongTogether

Saturday, June 19, 2021

U.S. Citizenship Resources for Juneteenth



uscitzenpod: USCIS 100:76 Emancipation Proclamation and Juneteenth

Today we continue our exploration of the USCIS History and Government questions and African American History. Today we will talk about USCIS 100:76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

We will first read about Q76 from the USCIS M638 quick civics lesson. Then we will listen to an interview with Robin Braxton who helps organizes our local Juneteenth festival. Robin will talk about Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. Juneteenth celebrates the day when slaves in Texas heard about the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is also a holiday that celebrates African American history and culture. Let's get started!



VOANews: Juneteenth 2020: Balancing Celebration of Emancipation and #BLM Protests

June 19, or Juneteenth, is observed by many Americans as the day in 1865 the last slaves in America were told the Civil War had ended and that they were now free. But this year, strikes and protests may accompany barbecues and celebrations amid a national effort demanding racial justice.




A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz: 19 Civics Questions that Celebrate Freedom

NEW!
More Juneteenth ESL/Citizenship Resources:

Friday, June 18, 2021

President Biden Signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act Into Law

 


Civics:
  • The Executive Branch pdf
  • A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz: 19 Civics Questions that Celebrate Freedom pdf
N-400
  • A "Casual" Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (40qs, 2pgs) 
Integration
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Krestos Negas pdf 
  • Citizenship Resources for Juneteenth post 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

House Cheers As They Pass Bill To Make Juneteenth Federal Holiday

 


Civics:
  • The Legislative Branch pdf
  • A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz: 19 Civics Questions that Celebrate Freedom pdf
N-400
  • A Basic Citizenship Interview based on the USCIS Revised N-400 (2pgs, 38 qs) 
Integration
  • Citizenship Interview with Juah Sarwee  plus 10qs about US Geography and Symbols pdf 
  • Citizenship Resources for Juneteenth post 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 04

 

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

N-400

Civics
Integration:
  • Thanksgiving N-400 Interview (2016) pdf and mp3 
  • Colonial Quiz
  • Citizenship Interview with Juah Sarwee  plus 10qs about US Geography and Symbols pdf 
  • A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz: 19 Civics Questions that Celebrate Freedom pdf
Learn more:

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Standing Together with Democracies of the World

 


President Joe Biden: “The United States is back and democracies of the world are standing together to tackle the toughest challenges and the issues that matter most to our future: that we’re committed to leading with strength, defending our values, and delivering for our people. America is better positioned to advance our national security and our economic prosperity when we bring together like-minded nations to stand with us.” Full remarks: https://go.usa.gov/x6kwX.
N-400
Civics
  • USCIS 100 Quiz: Law, Government, and the Economy pdf


Monday, June 14, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 03

 


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

N-400

Civics
Integration:
  • Citizenship Quiz B-1
  • Citizenship Interview with Juah Sarwee  plus 10qs about US Geography and Symbols pdf  
  • Get ready for Flag Day On June 14 with a Pop Quiz, then try the full thirteen question quiz below.
Learn more:

Sunday, June 13, 2021

U.S. Citizenship Resources for Flag Day




Get ready for Flag Day On June 14 with a Pop Quiz, then try the full thirteen question quiz below.



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Saturday, June 12, 2021

We Must Pass The John Lewis Voting Rights Act

 
 

Learn more:

N-400 and Civics
  • Yésica Sánchez: A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about Voting and Elections pdf

Friday, June 11, 2021

LOVE FROM AMERICA!

 

C-SPAN: LOVE 
 
Q: "Can you explain the message on the back of your jacket?"
 
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden in St. Ives, Cornwall for G-7 Summit: "Oh, the love? I think that we're bringing love from America."

N-400
  1. n-400r-10     Marital History
Civics:
  • The Presidential Valentine's Day Quiz pdf

Thursday, June 10, 2021

English @ the Movies: An Emotional Roller Coaster

 

  • Is becoming a U.S. citizen like being on an "emotional roller coaster"?  Email your story or short video to uscitizenpod@gmail.com.

Practice more Citizenship
  • See a preview of the new movie:  "In the Heights" and practice some N-400 and civics questions.

Practice More English
  • Watch New Life Café from We Speak NYC about a Dominican woman, her family, and her Chinese-American friend who live in Washington Heights, New York.  This video is similar to 'In the Heights.'
    • Rosa experiences many ups and downs to achieve her dream.  Describe her "emotional roller coaster."  Have you had similar high and low experiences?