U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent this bulletin at 05/24/2012 12:30 PM EDT
Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) today launched Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship, a Web-based learning tool designed to help immigrants prepare for the civics portion of the naturalization test.
Designed as a self-study tool, Preparing for the Oath is based on the 100 civics questions and answers from which USCIS draws when administering the naturalization test. Preparing for the Oath is organized into themes related to U.S. history, government and civics, with a short video and self-test on the content of each civics question. Many questions prompt users to explore an artifact from the NMAH collection or include accompanying interactive learning activities.
In addition to serving as a self-study tool for immigrants, a section for teachers provides materials and strategies to use Preparing for the Oath in a classroom setting. To begin using Preparing for the Oath, visit http://americanhistory.si.edu/citizenship.