Spring 2016 Citizenship Class

Class Information
Preparing for the US Citizenship Exam
Mondays: April 11 - May 16
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Whitewater Unified School District at the high school
FREE child care provided
Students pay $25 for our book.

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Class 1:

First, we had an introduction to our class, and we introduced ourselves to each other.
Each student received a class schedule and list of reading and writing words to know for the test.

1. We learned a little about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

This is what we learned:

Washington is the Father of our Country.
Washington was the first President.

Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. That document freed the slaves.

2. We wrote this sentence and will be tested on it next week:

The flag is red, white and blue.

3. We learned that the two political parties in the US are the Republicans and the Democrats.

4. For reading, we can read the words:

How, Who, Where, What, When, Why

Class 2:

Here are some of the things we learned:

We learned about the early history of the United States.

We can name one Native American Indian tribe.

We learned about why people wanted to come to America.

We know about the Declaration of Independence and who wrote it.

We know when the Declaration of the Independence was signed.

Classes 3 & 4:

We focused on the Geography of the United States.

We worked on our USA maps and learned information that is on the test.

Here are some of the things we learned:

We can name a state that borders Mexico and Canada.

We know the two longest rivers in the United States.

We know where the Statue Liberty is.

We can name 3 of the 13 colonies.

We know the capital of Wisconsin and the capital of the United States.

We know the two oceans on each side of the U.S.

Class 5:

We reviewed and worked on reading and writing.

We also talked about the Vice President, Joe Biden, and why he is important.

We know the name of the governor of our state.

Class 6:

We practiced writing on the board and on paper.

We put words on cards together to make sentences and practice reading.

We played 2 games to review the material from the class.

We practiced some basic citizenship interview questions in our ring toss game.

Each student became a famous person for our content review competition. We learned information about the famous people: Susan B. Anthony; Abraham Lincoln; Martin Luther King, Jr and George Washington.

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