Citizenship Class Lesson 2 (of 6) to Pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Exam

Citizenship Class Lesson 2 (of 6) to Pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Exam
Citizenship Class Lesson 2 (of 6) to Pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Exam
Citizenship Class Lesson 2 (of 6) to Pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Exam
Citizenship Class Lesson 2 (of 6) to Pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Exam
Citizenship Class Lesson 2 (of 6) to Pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Exam
Citizenship Class Lesson 2 (of 6) to Pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Exam
Citizenship Class Lesson 2 (of 6) to Pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Exam
Citizenship Class Lesson 2 (of 6) to Pass the U.S. Citizenship Civics Exam
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This is the SECOND of six (once weekly) U. S. Citizenship classes for adult learners I teach as a volunteer for a local non-profit (the Latina Women's League).

This unit covers the U.S. Revolutionary War and Founding of the nation. It begins with the French and Indian War, oppressive British taxes (without representation) for the colonists, the resulting protests (Boston Massacre 1770, and more often taught Boston Tea Party 1773).

It covers the first and second Continental Congress, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and establishment of the new nation after the first battles of Lexington and Concord, to the final victory at Yorktown, and the signing of the Treaty of Paris--(1783) which recognized the new nation's independence by Great Britain.

As I mentioned with Lesson 1 which is also in my 'store'; I pair this instruction with a short book "Study Guide for the U.S. Citizenship Test in English" by Mike Swedenberg (current version is updated January 2018). I have no economic interest in the book, but find it an excellent tool for my students, at a low cost (online I got my 15 copies spring 2018, from Amazon for $7 to $8 dollars each).

This 'course' also includes a vocabulary sheet for the lengthy (twenty page) N-400 application. The process is VERY EXPENSIVE ($725 as of 2018) so it is in our best interest to have the students confidently well-prepared to succeed.

This past years' class has had a 30-40% success rate of first time exam takers, passing the exam after only one cycle through the course. Others have retaken parts or all of the course before attempting and successfully passing the exam.


The materials (book) and at the U.S. Citizenship web site are available in multiple languages. Some things I have learned through experience, that may help you students, include: Make sure your student learners are fluent enough in English (the test is given, including writing, and understanding in English to most applicants) to understand, read, write, and respond to interview questions with their Citizenship agent.

IF an adult student has been a permanent resident for more than 15 years, is over 55 years of age, or is over 50 but a permanent resident for 20+ years, they may test in their native (non-English) language. Applicants who are over 65, AND meet the 20 year qualification, can be excused from the writing and reading (in English) parts of the Citizenship Exam.

Parents who naturalize, and have children under the age of 18 (the child can become a citizenship--without the testing process).

I am a retired (now part-time) adjunct Professor of political science at our local two year college (rated number one in the nation by PEW Corporation for 2014-2016) with more than twenty years of teaching experience. I have been repeatedly recognized for excellence in teaching at both the two year and university level during my career.

My citizenship students current range in age from 21 to 81, and represent many Latin and Southern American countries (Columbia, Venezuela, etc.), European countries, African-countries, Great Britain, and Asian nations.

I hope these materials may be of help to you with your students. Any profits from these materials will be used to help support the continuing costs of books, supplies, etc in support of our Citizenship class program. Thank you in advance for you feedback, and constructive suggestions.
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