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U.S. Citizenship: TheĀ Basics

It is well known that the U.S. citizenship interview contains a number of tests.  This workshop will show new and experienced teachers interesting, effective ways to teach students the U.S. government and history facts necessary for the civics test as well as the vocabulary necessary for the reading and writing tests.  However, preparing students for those tests is only part of a citizenship teacher’s job.  This workshop will also focus on aspects of the naturalization process that are often less understood by teachers such as when students should apply for citizenship, what process they go through, and how best to prepare them for the most important interview of their lives. 

What you will learn:

  • Identify the steps of the citizenship process and the eligibility requirements for becoming a citizen.
  • Teach, practice, and review civics content in clear and interesting ways.
  • Present complex vocabulary on the Application for Naturalization in a simplified manner that students will understand.
  • Prepare students for the naturalization process including biometrics, interview, and the Oath Ceremony.
  • Identify and access quality resources for further study about citizenship.

PD Hours: 6


Course Type

Adult Education and Literacy