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Civics Test for Citizenship: History and Government (51-100)
Use this presentation to help English learners prepare for their upcoming citizenship test. It includes questions 51-100 from the History and Government section of the exam (questions 1-50 can be found in a different presentation, linked below). Questions cover the Pledge of Allegiance, voting, taxes, and American history.
Civics Test for Citizenship: History and Government, 100 Questions
Use this thorough presentation to help your English Learners prepare for their citizenship. Covering questions 1-51 from a History and Government practice test, these slides could be a great resource for those who are working to become citizens. Questions range from the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the structure of American government.
The Road to Citizenship
Eleventh graders examine the job of a citizen. In this civics lesson plan, 11th graders create a human timeline discussing the different groups that struggled with voting rights. Students research these groups and present their findings to the class.
Citizenship and the 14th Amendment: Does it Need Revision?
Immigration and citizenship is a hot topic in today's society. Engage in a spirited and educated debate with your class on these topics through an essential question: Does the Fourteenth Amendment need revision? Your critical thinkers will review key arguments in US history by reading opinions in primary source materials and listening to the ideas of their classmates, and then formulate their own informed opinion on the matter through both discussion and a final writing assessment.
Students explore how immigration, citizenship, due process of law, and the freedoms of speech and assembly have shaped American values throughout American history
Benjamin Franklin and the U.S. Constitution
Students explore U.S. history by completing a quiz about civics. In this Benjamin Franklin instructional activity, students read assigned text about Franklin's role in the development of the Constitution and the creation of a new society. Students complete a quiz about Franklin and civic duties as well as define a list of historic vocabulary terms.
For this online interactive civics worksheet, students respond to 15 multiple choice questions about the history and civics of the United States. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
Anne Frank: Citizenship Laws
Students study early civilizations and the contributions they made to the foundations of human culture. They discuss why citizenship is valuable and the Constitutional Amendments that are associated with it.
Matching game with the U.S. Constitution
Students play a matching game with Constitutional terms. In this U.S. Constitution lesson, students play a matching game with images and terms about the U.S. Constitution. This lesson includes lots of background information on the Constitution.
What Was James Madison's Legacy to American Constitutionalism and Citizenship?
Students examine the role of James Madison in developing the Constitution. Using primary source documents, they research his life, how he pushed for the ratification of the United States Constitution and his fit for citizenship. After reading the Federalist essays by Madison, they identify the major themes and discuss.
Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Eighth graders research the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship. In this citizenship lesson, 8th graders determine what the rights and responsibilities are for members of the United States. They write paragraphs that tell how the rights and responsibilities of US citizens affect the country.
Increasing Opportunities for Involvement
Students explore how opportunities for civic participation expanded during the first half of the 19th century including nominating conventions, expansion of the franchise and active campaigning. They use research materials, a graphic organizer, short answer responses and cooperative learning.
Ninth graders examine recent proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution. In this US Government lesson, 9th graders analyze the purpose of the amendments. Students compare the new amendments to older ones.
Immigration 2004: Issues for the Presidential Election And a Sample Department of Justice Naturalization Test (can You Pass?)
Students read several handouts regarding immigration and naturalization. They complete the citizenship practice test and determine whether they would pass the naturalization test given to immigrants. They discuss how the issue of immigration was key to the campaign of 2004.
Citizenship Test: Principles of American Democracy, Questions 1-12
Prepare your English learners for their upcoming citizenship test with this presentation. Addressing common questions about the American government and Constitution, this slideshow could be a good study guide for students who struggle with social studies or civics. You could also add other information or additional slides to help them practice.
George Washington's Legacy
Students examine the legacy of George Washington and his contributions to the American Constitution and citizenship. They evaluate the relevance of such contributions upon society and explain their positions in the form of discussions or essays.
Students consider the duties and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. In this civics lesson plan, students discuss the naturalization process and immigration. Students also define civics terminology.
Student demonstrate understanding of both sides of the argument between Jefferson and Marshall that led to the strengthening of the Judicial Branch through the creation of judicial review. Unit is comprised of five lessons and fits into the larger unit of study on the creation and development of the three branches of government in the United States.
The Bill of Rights
Students classify the Bill of Rights. In this U.S. Constitution instructional activity, students complete provided readings and worksheets in order to define, identify and analyze each of the amendments and explain why they were included in the Constitution.
Citizenship is a Special Status
Students explore the importance of being a citizen. They discuss why citizenship is important and how life of a citizen differs from the life of non-citizens. They define American citizenship and explain how a person can gain or lose their citizenship status.