The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (www.uscis.gov) offers a wealth of resources to assist citizenship teachers, tutors, and administrators understand the complex legal process of naturalization and successfully prepare students for the citizenship interview.
Citizenship Resource Center
The USCIS Citizenship Resource Center has extensive information, materials and links for citizenship learners, teachers, and organizations.
A Guide to Naturalization
This guide provides specific information about each step of the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
Becoming a U.S. Citizen: An Overview of the Naturalization Process
This 11-minute video provides a basic overview of naturalization including the requirements and steps involved.
USCIS Guide to the Adult Citizenship Education Content Standards and Foundation Skills: A Framework for Developing a Comprehensive Curriculum
This guide provides content and progress standards for each phase of the naturalization process. The guide can be used to develop a citizenship curriculum, plan thematic lessons, and create learning activities.
Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test
These full-color flashcards show the question, answer and a picture for each of the 100 civics questions. Educators and students can print the cards or purchase them.
USCIS Civics Flashcards-- to print
USCIS Civics Flashcards--to buy
USCIS Lesson Plans and Activities
This section of the USCIS Citizenship Resource Center contains lessons correlated with questions covered in the civics and the English portions of the test. The website provides downloadable lesson plans, suggested teaching strategies, handouts and answer keys.
USCIS Naturalization Interview and Test Video
This USCIS video provides examples of various parts of the interview to help students know what to expect.
USCIS Understanding Key Concepts Found in Form N-400, Application for Naturalization: A Guide for Adult Citizenship Teachers
This guide identifies eight key concepts from the Form N-400 that students need to know to be able to comprehend and answer the adjudicator’s questions during the naturalization interview. The guide also includes teaching activities to assist educators in lesson planning.
Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants
Available in 12 languages, this downloadable booklet provides basic information for immigrants about life in the United States.
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