ERIC Number: ED413800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
The City University of New York Resource Guide: Becoming a Citizen.
Garretson, Kate, Ed.
The guide outlines a 50-hour curriculum for preparing immigrants to apply for and gain United States citizenship. It begins with an algorithm illustrating the process of gaining citizenship and a list names and addresses of City University of New York campus citizenship liaisons. Ten instructional modules follow, each providing information for both the teacher and the student. Module topics include: eligibility assessment; an overview of the naturalization process; the Immigration and Naturalization Service application forms and application process; U.S. history and government (discovery and settlement, Revolutionary War and independence, national government and the Constitution, state and local government, U.S. history since 1800); citizen rights and responsibilities; and test (interview) preparation. In the last module, the 100 questions are presented in both English and Spanish. A list of additional resources is appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Eligibility, Federal Regulation, Higher Education, Immigrants, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Interviews, Local Government, Public Agencies, Records (Forms), Standardized Tests, State Government, Testing, United States Government (Course), United States History
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY.