Hi, this is Teacher Jennifer from US Citizenship Podcast. Every week, we bring you practice interviews, quizzes, resources, and the latest news that help you get ready for your US citizenship interview. Spring time is conference season! Here are ten new resources (in alphabetical order) that I talk about in my Citizenship workshops. Check the show notes for the links to all the new resources. Let’s get started! 1. 60-Second Civics Podcast
http://www.civiced.org/60-second-civics 60-Second Civics Podcast is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation’s government, the Constitution, and our history. Recent episodes have focused on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. 2. CitizenshipWorks Prep Tools App
https://www.citizenshipworks.org/ Besides the Civics quiz, CitizenshipWorks recently upgraded their app to help people find free or low-cost legal assistance. This app is also available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. 3. Countable
https://www.countable.us/ The Countable app helps you make your voice heard by using email and social media to contact your US representatives. Set up alertsand act on issues of personal importance such as immigration, DACA, H4EAD, and gun control. 4. Fisher-Hill: U.S. Citizenship for Spanish Speakers
https://www.fisher-hill.com/ Fisher Hill publishes a series of workbooks for Spanish-speaking teens and adults to acquire English and Civics literacy skills. They have two new bilingual Citizenship paper back workbooks about how to prepare for the Naturalization Test. 5. Get Epic: US Citizenship Collection
https://www.getepic.com/ Get Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under. Educators can create online classes and assign books and resources so that parents and children can read together in preparation for the US Citizenship interview. Check the show notes for my US Citizenship Collection of digital books and videos. 6. Informed Immigrant: Know Your Rights Guides
https://www.informedimmigrant.com/ Informed Immigrant connects the undocumented immigrant community and service providers with the information and resources they need to become empowered in our current political environment. Check out their updated website and awesome collection of immigrant rights guides. 7. New Readers Press: Holding the Bag by Ana Gianola
https://www.newreaderspress.com/ Many teachers and students use New Readers Press Citizenship textbook series by Lynn Weintraub, but are you familiar with High-Beginning Level ESL novel: HOLDING THE BAG by Ana Gianola? Negasi is a taxi driver from Ethiopia, who has been in the Washington DC for many years and has a family. He accidentally becomes involved in a robbery and faces a moral issue. Negasi’s story offers many opportunities to discuss the N-400 Application for Naturalization & Civics Questions. The ebook contains the text only and the paperback edition includes vocabulary exercises. Students can also download the free mp3s and listen at home. 8. USALearns Citizenship
https://www.usalearns.org/ USA Learns has a FREE online Citizenship course to help you prepare for your naturalization interview. Teachers can create their own classes and keep track of their students’ progress. The course has four units: Unit 1: Steps to Becoming a U.S. Citizen Unit 2: N-400 Interview Practice Unit 3: Civics, Reading, and Writing Practice Unit 4: Your Interview and New Citizenship 9. USCIS: Submit your N-400 online!
https://www.uscis.gov/ Applicants can file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, online through their USCIS online account. When they use the interactive Form N-400, applicants will see questions, alerts, and notifications specific to the answers they provide while completing the form. Applicants will also see prompts and reminders to upload required evidence. This means each person follows a personalized path for completing the form based on the information that they provide. At this time, applicants must submit a paper Form N-400 if they are requesting a fee waiver or reduced fee. 10: Thu Thi Nguyen Practice Citizenship Interview
https://youtu.be/Y3I-Lj7graI Our latest video features a full-length video with closed captions based on the current USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization plus Civics questions. Also check out our YouTube channel for the new playlist: US Citizenship–Apply Online! UPCOMING: US Citizenship Bootcamp: The Mobile Edition (April ’18)
http://www.uscitizenpod.com/ The paperback version of my book is available on Amazon or from the publisher, ESLPublishing.com, which also offer discounts for class sets. In April 2018, an updated and reformatted ebook will be available on Apple iBooks. Thanks to the students and staff of Milpitas Adult School. Please visit us on the web at www.uscitizenpod.com where you can find more resources for Women’s History Month. While you’re there, you can also click the link to subscribe to our podcast, visit our channel on YouTube, download our free apps, or buy our book US CITIZENSHIP BOOTCAMP. Thanks for listening. LATE BREAKING NEWS: USCIS launches a major update to their website USCIS.GOV this week!