Becoming a Citizen

People from around the world have taken a variety of steps to become a U.S. citizens. Our nation is often referred to as the melting pot since so many citizens have come from countries throughout the world. Today, people continue to go to great lengths to get here and stay here. The process to become a naturalized citizen is not complicated, but it who is eligible and how does it work? What are the differences and the similarities between a naturalized citizen and a citizen by birth?

Resources (from iCivics):

Activate Positive Change

Looking to make positive change in your community?  You’ll campaign for an issue of your choice from  managing your resources and growing an organization to engaging the community and elected leaders to raise awareness and advance your cause.

Counties Work

Make decisions about the programs and services that affect your community.  Your citizens’ satisfaction determines whether you’ll get re-elected for a second term.

We the Jury

Decide a case while learning about what occurs in a jury deliberation room. Choose from  a variety of  cases, analyze the evidence, weigh testimony, and make arguments to reach a verdict.

Curriculum (from iCivics):

Citizenship and Participation
What does it mean to be a U.S. citizen? How is citizenship is obtained? How does the United States compare to other countries? What is community engagement?