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.



Learn more:


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? 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Summer Citizenship Lesson 02


On June 7, we started a new U.S. Citizenship Class.  

For more info, please email me at uscitizenpod@gmail.com

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

Time: Monday and Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 pm PDT (San Jose CA)

Join Zoom Meeting

short link: http://bit.ly/uscitizenpod-zoom

long link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8092207850?pwd=K1VHZDhQd1czNndKcnRCZldKUU5Sdz09

Meeting ID: 809 220 7850

Passcode: uscitizen

Check back for more updates!

N-400
Civics
Integration
  • A Quiz based on the A-5 Mix-and-Match N-400 Interview pdf
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Florence Li Tim-Oi pdf

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

VP Harris Heads South to Focus on Root Causes of Migration to US

 


Kamala Harris is traveling to Guatemala and Mexico in her first trip abroad as US vice president



N-400 
Civics Practice:

    USCIS 100:93. Name one state that borders Mexico

    USCIS 100:20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now?*
    
    USCIS 100:16. Who makes federal laws?

    USCIS 100:29. What is the name of the Vice-President of the United States now?*

    USCIS 100:33. Who signs bills to become laws?

    USCIS 100:9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
 
    USCIS 100:58 What is one reason colonists came to America?

Monday, June 7, 2021

New Summer Citizenship Class on Zoom

 
Google Slides

On June 7, we will start a new U.S. Citizenship Class.  

For more info, please email me at uscitizenpod@gmail.com

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

Time: Monday and Wednesday 7:00 to 8:30 pm PDT (San Jose CA)

Join Zoom Meeting

short link: http://bit.ly/uscitizenpod-zoom

long link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8092207850?pwd=K1VHZDhQd1czNndKcnRCZldKUU5Sdz09

Meeting ID: 809 220 7850

Passcode: uscitizen

Check back for more updates!

N-400
Civics

Sunday, June 6, 2021

My US Citizenship Oath Ceremony Experience 2021

 

Hifsa Khan Vlogs: My US Citizenship Oath Ceremony Experience 2021 // Oath Ceremony Citizenship Journey During Pandemic

The Oath ceremony is a tradition dating back to the 18th century. When taking the Oath, the new citizen promises to fulfill the following duties: Support and defend the U.S. Constitution and the laws of the United States against its enemies.

When taking the Oath, the new citizen promises to fulfill the following duties:

Support and defend the U.S. Constitution and the laws of the United States against its enemies.
Give up allegiance to any other nation or sovereign, and renounce hereditary or noble titles, if any.
Provide military or civilian service when called upon by the government to do so.
Attending the Oath of Allegiance ceremony is mandatory as the final step of the naturalization process. You must satisfy this requirement of U.S. citizenship in order to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen.

And if you’re worried, don’t be! The Oath of Allegiance is a painless process — in fact, it’s an inspiring life experience. In this guide, we’ll discuss everything you can expect before, during, and after the ceremony to help boost your confidence.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

A Weekly Conversation: On the Line with President Obama

 
 
 
President Biden sat down with President Obama to talk about our progress in making quality, affordable health care a reality for millions of Americans. Join the 31 million Americans who’ve gotten covered and head to HealthCare.gov.

N-400
Civics
  • USCIS 100:09. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?
  • USCIS 100:15. Who is in charge of the executive branch?
  • USCIS 100:16. Who makes federal laws?
  • USCIS 100:17. What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress?*
  • USCIS 100:28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*'
  • USCIS 100:29. What is the name of the Vice 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 100:55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
Learn More
  • Healthcare.gov: You can enroll in or change plans due to the COVID-19 emergency through August 15, or see if you qualify for Medicaid or CHIP.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Biden Honors Tulsa Massacre Victims

 


President Joe Biden was in Oklahoma Tuesday, becoming the first sitting US president to commemorate the anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre #TulsaRaceMassacre

N-400
Civics
  • USCIS 100:6.  What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?* 
  • USCIS 100:9.  What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? 
  • USCIS 100:11.  What is the economic system in the United States?
  • USCIS 100:12.  What is the “rule of law”?
  • USCIS 100:15.  Who is in charge of the executive branch?
  • USCIS 100:28.  What is the name of the President of the United States now?*
  • USCIS 100:51.  What are two rights of everyone living in the United States? 
  • USCIS 100:55.  What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
  • USCIS 100:58.  What is one reason colonists came to America?
  • USCIS 100:84.  What movement tried to end racial discrimination? 
Learn More
Extra
  • On this day, we also honor the brave Chinese people whose peaceful calls for freedom and democracy came to a violent end in Tiananmen Square in 1989.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Citizenship Spring Class 20--LAST CLASS!

On June 7, we will start a new Zoom U.S. Citizenship Class.  The class will be on MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS 7:00-8:30 pm PDT.  Please email me at uscitizenpod@gmail.com


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

Zoom CLASS TIME: 6:00-6:45!  Direct Link to the Spring Citizenship Zoom Class https://bit.ly/maecit


MAE End of the Year Celebration PM
Milpitas Adult School celebrates the Evening Session students in an End of the Year Celebration.
short url: http://bit.ly/mae-goodbye-pm
Room opens at 6:30 pm; Ceremony starts at 7:00 am



N-400
Civics
  • USCIS: Your Government and You pdf 
  • USCIS: Rights and Responsibilities pdf
  • si.edu: Responsibilities videos
  • si.edu: Rights videos
  • si.edu: Voting videos
Integration
  • Pledge of Allegiance and Oath of Allegiance pdf
  • Oath of Allegiance Quiz

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

U.S. Citizenship Resources for June

June: LGBT Pride Month

June 7: US Citizenship Zoom Class with Teacher Jennifer! Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 PDT; email: uscitizenpod@gmail.com

June 14: Flag Day

June 19: Juneteenth

June 20: Father's Day