Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Citizenship and Online Resources - PBS Rocks!

US Citizenship Activity Pack

Yesterday, July 4th, the USA celebrated the 235th anniversary of its independence with parades, ceremonies, picnics, and fireworks.  One of the ceremonies that impressed me was a recognition ceremony honoring America's newest citizens, people from all over the world who gained US citizenship. 

Today, as I reviewed new PBS resources, I discovered their excellent collection of citizenship resources from the founding fathers to 21st century civic engagement and activities for students of all ages.  The activity tab also includes the link to the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) website.  

Teachers and students can easily learn what it takes to pass the naturalization test and the components for becoming a US citizen.  Here is the link to the online Naturalization Self Test.  You can test your knowledge of American history and government. 

These are the components of the test.

PBS keeps it simple for teachers to use their resources.  You can copy their activity packs to almost 2 dozen web tools and they provide the embed code.  If you haven't explored the multitude of resources on the PBS website, I encourage you to check them out.  Start with the citizenship resources. 

Lastly, it you know a new US citizen, take a minute to congratulate them on their accomplishment.

Leave a comment, if you use or have a way to use these resources. 

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