EDU134 - Teaching ESL to Adults: A course leading to Colorado’s ABEA Certification
Red Rocks Community College, Spring 2016 (Leecy Wise, Instructor)
Benefits and Process of Becoming a United States Citizen
Designed by Mary_Lynn Goberis
Imagine that you and your partner are friends who lived in the slums of Islamabad, Afghanistan.
You both left the poverty of your hometown for the opportunities in the United States. You arrived in the United States five years ago. Now you want to know the positive points of being a citizen of the United States and what you would have to do to be naturalized. During this activity, keep the following questions in mind:
What are the parts of the naturalization test?
Your task is to put yourself in the body of an immigrant who wants the family back home to understand why someone would consider becoming a citizen of the United States.
You will write a letter to your family explaining your choice to become a U.S. citizen, the process of becoming a citizen, and express your thoughts, feelings, and emotions about a new citizenship and what it would actually mean to be a citizen of the United States.
Then ask and answer the following questions:
Now that you and your partner have some basic information on the tests you will need to take, it is time to try a practice test. CLICK HERE to practice and answer the first 50 practice questions of the test.
Now CLICK HERE to make flash cards of the 50 questions. Test each other by asking your partner his/her questions and then change roles. Partner 1 will answer the first 25 questions and partner 2 will answer the next 25 questions. Each person will report their findings individually by answering the questions below. Then, share and discuss them with your partner. Turn in your flash cards to your instructor
1. Out of the 25 practice questions, how many did you get correct on-line? With the flash cards?
Follow the links in the Process section for content instruction links.
By completing this web quest, you were able to see just how valuable and time consuming the process of naturalization is. Immigrants must work hard to accomplish their goal of becoming a U.S. citizen. Clearly, becoming a U.S. citizen means a lot to them. Please consider the following questions:
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This is a project for high intermediate to advanced ESL adult learners.