ERIC Number: ED416366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Becoming a Citizen. Tierra de Oportunidad Module 29. LAES: Latino Adult Education Services Project.
Kissam, Ed; Dorsey, Holda
This module, which may be used as the basis for a workshop or as a special topic unit in adult basic education or English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) courses, focuses on becoming a citizen. It is designed to teach immigrants the requirements for applying for naturalization, how children become citizens, and the complex legal definition of "good moral character." The module contains the following: an overview of the topic; the specific skills that the module emphasizes; and teaching points, learning activities, resources, and commercial textbooks. Two resource sheets are the pros and cons of applying for citizenship and overview of the application process. A sample lesson plan begins with a cover sheet with objectives (learners and context, room setup, to bring, to do ahead, media used, and steps). The lesson plan indicates time required, materials required, and teacher and student activities. Other contents include overhead transparency masters, handouts, presurvey, and postassessment. The objectives for this module are as follows: analyze pros and cons of becoming a citizen; interview representatives of community agencies; prepare chart of available services; explain reasons for decision to become or not become a citizen; work with a team; acquire and interpret information; and make decisions and explain the reason. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Youth, Adult and Alternative Educational Services Div.
Authoring Institution: Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, City of Industry, CA.; California State Univ. Inst., Long Beach.
Identifiers - Location: California