Thursday, August 23, 2007

Citizenship Resource

Some of our learners have a test to pass for citizenship, and so they need to practice the conversational skills they will need to pass an oral exam. That means talking about U.S. history and civics, the constitution and some of the stuff you may have studied in junior high school social studies.

To find materials you can print out on your own, check the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service website. Above is a screen shot of the “Welcome” page. I painted in a tacky pink arrow to help point out the search field.

They used to be called Immigration and Naturalization Service, but they got a new name after their assimilation by Homeland Security. When you get there, find the search field in the upper right hand corner of the page. Type “civics and citizenship” in the field and you will find some links that contain documents like the Declaration of Independence, civics flashcards and a “Citizen’s Almanac.” There are PDF files that you can print and use in your lessons. Preprinted flashcards, books and workbooks are also available in the Literacy Network library.

Does anyone else have recommendations for free resources in this topic or others? Please in the comments section. Always nice to hear from you. Thanks for teaching someone.

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