ERIC Number: ED472777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Curriculum for Citizenship (History, Government & the N-400).
Spring Inst. for Intercultural Learning, Denver, CO.
This citizenship preparation curriculum from Missouris English Language and Literacy Center focuses on history, the government, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) N-400 form. It includes changes made by the INS to the N-400, including the expanded "good moral character" section. The curriculum addresses a broad array of applicants, offering guidelines for classes that include students with English speaking competence ranging from speech proficiency level I-VIII, with general educational backgrounds from elementary to graduate school, and from culturally disparate backgrounds. It addresses students' varying needs by posing issues contained in the INS 100 questions study guide in the form of questions to the teacher. Five sections include the following: (1) "What is Citizenship? Assessing Readiness"; (2) "Assessing Readiness: Resources"; (3) "History and Government: Syllabus Planning"; (4) "History and Government: Resources"; and (5) "The New N-400: Guidelines for Teachers." Two appendixes offer the N-400 form and sample INS questions. A series of case studies, all written in simple language, provide questions for students to practice the good moral character section of the N-400. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, English (Second Language), Federal Government, Government (Administrative Body), History Instruction, Limited English Speaking, Moral Values
Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning, 1610 Emerson Street, Denver, CO 80218. Tel: 303-863-0188; Fax: 303-863-0178; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Refugee Resettlement (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Spring Inst. for Intercultural Learning, Denver, CO.
Note: Prepared by the English Language and Literacy Center, St. Louis, MO.