Voices of Freedom

English and Civics for U. S. Citizenship

Author: Bill Bliss,Steven J. Molinsky

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132366281

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 242

View: 8445

Voices of Freedom has helped hundreds of thousands of students on their path to United States citizenship. The new full-color edition with three audio CDs prepares students for the civics and English requirements of the new U.S. citizenship test. It also serves as a basic course for students enrolled in adult EL/Civics programs. A research-based sequence of integrated grammar, vocabulary, and topics develops students' language skills and civics knowledge simultaneously. Simple narrative readings and hundreds of photographs present U.S. history and government in a context-rich and easy-to-read format. Civics Check sections offer practice with the 100 official citizenship questions and answers. Authentic dialogs develop students' language skills for a successful citizenship interview and spoken-English exam. Reading and writing tests prepare students for the specific test formats used during the exam. Check-Up sections provide all-skills language practice including listening comprehension. Unit tests provide ongoing assessment and practice. Civic participation activities, including projects, debates, and "online field trips," enrich learning and meet EL/Civics goals. Preparatory units help lower-level students practice basic personal information required on the N-400 citizenship application. A Teacher's Guide offers step-by step instructions, expansion activities, and reproducibles for practice and assessment. Audio CDs include all readings, dialogs, the 100 official citizenship questions, and listening comprehension activities. The new Activity & Test Prep Workbook provides supplemental reading, writing, and interview practice for the citizenship exam.

Civil Society

The Underpinnings of American Democracy

Author: Brian O'Connell,John William Gardner

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874519259

Category: Political Science

Page: 148

View: 1433

A guide for what citizen leaders and teachers must do to ensure that our democracy will last another century.

Future U.S. Citizens With Active Book

Author: Sarah Lynn,Federico Salas-Isnardi,Gemma Santos

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780131381667

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 206

View: 913

Don't wait to become a citizen! Future U.S. Citizens combines interactive lessons and practice to help you pass the exam. The program includes: Videos that shape the interview and the 100 questions Digital cards to prepare the government and history test Reading and writing exercises in English With a single payment of $35.99 (plus appropriate sale tax) you get the study book and practice interactive CD-ROM.

US Citizenship Bootcamp

Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview (Updated 2017)

Author: Jennifer Gagliardi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998696508

Category: Citizenship

Page: 207

View: 7058

Prepare for the US Citizenship interview by completing a series of ten interviews based on the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization (released 03/26/16 and expires 03/31/19). The first interview includes five basic questions in Simple English that represents the N-400 sections 1 through 12 matched with five USCIS Civics questions; the subsequent interviews expand on these questions and gradually introduce new vocabulary and grammar patterns. Also included are a ESL/Citizenship resource list, a special chapter entitled "How to Study for Your Citizenship Interview." Updated January 20, 2017 with two new glossaries and civics information.CONTENTS:IntroductionA Quick Overview of the Naturalization ProcessFive Steps; Prepare and submit the N-400; What happens after I submit the N-400? The Naturalization Interview; The Oath of Allegiance CeremonyHow to Study for Your Citizenship Interview12 Tips about how to study for your Citizenship InterviewBefore You Begin: Seven Questions about Exemptions and AccommodationsKeywords: Exemption, Accommodations, Physical DisabilityInterview 1 Five N-400 Questions and Five Civics QuestionsKeywords: Name, Permanent Resident, Married to a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Constitution.Interview 2 Ten N-400 Questions and Five Civics QuestionsKeywords: Full Name, Date and Country of Birth, Home Address, Work, Travel, Marital Status, Children, Part 12--Additional InformationInterview 3 Fifteen N-400 Questions and Six Civics QuestionsKeywords: Immigration Status, Home Address, Work, Travel, Marital Status, Claim, Taxes, ArrestedInterview 4 Twenty N-400 Questions and Six Civics QuestionsKeywords: Eligibility, Current and Previous Home Address, Claimed and Vote, Taxes, Crime, Attachment to the ConstitutionInterview 5 Twenty-five N-400 Questions and Six Civics QuestionsKeywords: Eligibility, Legal Name, Origins, Travel, Claim, Vote, Taxes, Crime, Deported, Attachment to the ConstitutionInterview 6 Thirty Questions and Seven Civics QuestionsKeywords: Claim, Vote, Taxes, Terrorism, Crime, Deported, Bear Arms, Non-combatant, National EmergencyInterview 7 Thirty-five Questions and Eight Civics QuestionsKeywords: Country and Port of Entry, Work, Trips outside of the U.S., Nobility, Legally Incompetent, Terrorism, Habitual Drunkard and Illegal Drugs, Illegal GamblingInterview 8 Forty Questions and Eight Civics QuestionsKeywords: Financial Support, Marital Status, Spouse, and Ex-Spouse, Children, The Constitution and the U.S. Form of Government, Oath of Allegiance, Bear Arms, Non-combatant, Work of National ImportanceInterview 9 Forty-five Questions and Nine Civics QuestionsKeywords: Hurt or Kill on Purpose, Military Service, Work in a Prison, Gang, Weapons, Military or Weapons Training, Child Soldiers, Selective Service, U.S. Armed ForcesInterview 10 Fifty Questions and Ten Civics QuestionsKeywords: Introduction and "Small Talk", Oath to Tell the Truth, Eligibility, Name, Origin, Request for Accommodation or Exemption, Home Address, Job, Travel, Marital Status and Children, Intro to Part 12, Membership, Crime, Attachment to the ConstitutionReview of the New USCIS N-400 Application for NaturalizationN-400 section and question topics.Interview Clarification QuestionsAnna must ask many clarification questions in a noisy USCIS office.The Reading and Writing Tests50 reading and writing sentences based on the USCIS Reading and Writing Vocabulary lists.Ten Multiple-Choice Civics QuizzesQuiz Answer KeyAppendix 1: N-400 Vocabulary ReviewAn alphabetical glossary of the N-400 vocabulary reviewed in this book.Appendix 2: N-400 Part 12 Vocabulary ReviewVocabulary from the N-400 Part 12--including vocabulary not included in this book's ten interviews.Appendix 3: The Oath of AllegianceThe...

Democracy on Trial

Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 0887848540

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 403

Is democracy as we know it in danger? More and more we confront one another as aggrieved groups rather than as free citizens. Deepening cynicism, the growth of corrosive individualism, statism, and the loss of civil society are warning signs that democracy may be incapable of satisfying the yearnings it itself unleashes - yearnings for freedom, fairness, and equality. In her 1993 CBC Massey Lectures, political philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain delves into these complex issues to evaluate democracy's chances for survival.

American Citizenship

The Quest for Inclusion

Author: Judith N. Shklar

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674022164

Category: Political Science

Page: 120

View: 342

In this illuminating look at what constitutes American citizenship, Judith Shklar identifies the right to vote and the right to work as the defining social rights and primary sources of public respect. She demonstrates that in recent years, although all profess their devotion to the work ethic, earning remains unavailable to many who feel and are consequently treated as less than full citizens.

Civic Hope

Author: Rodrick P. Hart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108422640

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

View: 3817

Based on a highly original analysis of 10,000 letters to the editor from 1948 through the present, Civic Hope is the most capacious history to date of what ordinary Americans think about politics and how they engage in argument.

Bonds of Affection

Civic Charity and the Making of America--Winthrop, Jefferson, and Lincoln

Author: Matthew S. Holland

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589012776

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 6357

Notions of Christian love, or charity, strongly shaped the political thought of John Winthrop, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln as each presided over a foundational moment in the development of American democracy. Matthew Holland examines how each figure interpreted and appropriated charity, revealing both the problems and possibilities of making it a political ideal. Holland first looks at early American literature and seminal speeches by Winthrop to show how the Puritan theology of this famed 17th century governor of the Massachusetts Colony (he who first envisioned America as a "City upon a Hill") galvanized an impressive sense of self-rule and a community of care in the early republic, even as its harsher aspects made something like Jefferson's Enlightenment faith in liberal democracy a welcome development . Holland then shows that between Jefferson's early rough draft of the Declaration of Independence and his First Inaugural Jefferson came to see some notion of charity as a necessary complement to modern political liberty. However, Holland argues, it was Lincoln and his ingenious blend of Puritan and democratic insights who best fulfilled the promise of this nation's "bonds of affection." With his recognition of the imperfections of both North and South, his humility in the face of God's judgment on the Civil War, and his insistence on "charity for all," including the defeated Confederacy, Lincoln personified the possibilities of religious love turned civic virtue. Weaving a rich tapestry of insights from political science and literature and American religious history and political theory, Bonds of Affection is a major contribution to the study of American political identity. Matthew Holland makes plain that civic charity, while commonly rejected as irrelevant or even harmful to political engagement, has been integral to our national character. The book includes the full texts of Winthrop's speech "A Model of Christian Charity"; Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration and his First Inaugural; and Lincoln's Second Inaugural.

A Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies

Author: June R. Chapin

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 013352132X

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 6812

Note: This is the loose-leaf version of A Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies and does not include access to the Pearson eText. To order the Pearson eText packaged with the loose-leaf version, use ISBN 0133783774. A Practical Guide to Middle and Secondary Social Studies, 4/e gives readers a concise, practical look at the crucial, relevant strategies and content they need to be effective teachers of social studies in today’s middle and secondary schools. With its focus on achieving citizenship education, book incorporates the best teaching practices and creative enthusiasm into the classroom includes lesson plans, units, and instructional resources suggesting activities. This new edition brings readers up to date on the many factors transforming the social studies curriculum today—the Common Core State Standards, No Child Left Behind legislation, and the success rate of social studies Advanced Placement course—and shows how to integrate the latest technology into the social studies curriculum, including blended learning, flipped classrooms, social media, ebooks, and more.

The Rights of the People

How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties

Author: David K. Shipler

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400079284

Category: Political Science

Page: 460

View: 7068

An impassioned critique of breakdowns in civil rights in the United States throughout the past decade explores specific causes and their impact on everyday life while sharing the stories of innocent individuals whose lives have been painfully challenged. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Arab and Jew. Reprint.

The Religious Roots of the First Amendment

Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and State

Author: Nicholas P. Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199942803

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 4846

Traditional understandings of the genesis of the separation of church and state rest on assumptions about "Enlightenment" and the republican ethos of citizenship. In The Religious Roots of the First Amendment, Nicholas P. Miller does not seek to dislodge that interpretation but to augment and enrich it by recovering its cultural and discursive religious contexts--specifically the discourse of Protestant dissent. He argues that commitments by certain dissenting Protestants to the right of private judgment in matters of Biblical interpretation, an outgrowth of the doctrine of the priesthood of all believers, helped promote religious disestablishment in the early modern West. This movement climaxed in the disestablishment of religion in the early American colonies and nation. Miller identifies a continuous strand of this religious thought from the Protestant Reformation, across Europe, through the English Reformation, Civil War, and Restoration, into the American colonies. He examines seven key thinkers who played a major role in the development of this religious trajectory as it came to fruition in American political and legal history: William Penn, John Locke, Elisha Williams, Isaac Backus, William Livingston, John Witherspoon, and James Madison. Miller shows that the separation of church and state can be read, most persuasively, as the triumph of a particular strand of Protestant nonconformity-that which stretched back to the Puritan separatist and the Restoration sects, rather than to those, like Presbyterians, who sought to replace the "wrong" church establishment with their own, "right" one. The Religious Roots of the First Amendment contributes powerfully to the current trend among some historians to rescue the eighteenth-century clergymen and religious controversialists from the enormous condescension of posterity.

The Vanishing American Adult

Our Coming-of-Age Crisis--and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance

Author: Ben Sasse

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250114411

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 4920

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, America's youth are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding: learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant—are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daunting: 30% of college students drop out after the first year, and only 4 in 10 graduate. One in three 18-to-34 year-olds live with their parents. From these disparate phenomena: Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life. In The Vanishing American Adult, Sasse diagnoses the causes of a generation that can't grow up and offers a path for raising children to become active and engaged citizens. He identifies core formative experiences that all young people should pursue: hard work to appreciate the benefits of labor, travel to understand deprivation and want, the power of reading, the importance of nurturing your body—and explains how parents can encourage them. Our democracy depends on responsible, contributing adults to function properly—without them America falls prey to populist demagogues. A call to arms, The Vanishing American Adult will ignite a much-needed debate about the link between the way we're raising our children and the future of our country.

Idiot's Guides: The U.S. Constitution, 2E

Author: Timothy Harper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465458050

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 8236

One of the most revered, imitated, and controversial governmental documents in the world, the U.S. Constitution serves as the foundation for the American government and shapes the lives of Americans every day. Yet, how many of us know its history and the impact it has on guiding our ever evolving nation? Idiot's Guides: The U.S. Constitution, Second Edition, provides you a clear look at the one single document that defines America. Suitable supplemental reading for students in high school government/civics classes and college political science classes, this guide covers the birth of the Constitution and the history and details of its amendments.

The Schoolhouse Gate

Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind

Author: Justin Driver

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 1101871660

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 7069

An award-winning constitutional law scholar at the University of Chicago (who clerked for Judge Merrick B. Garland, Justice Stephen Breyer, and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor) gives us an engaging and alarming book that aims to vindicate the rights of public school stu­dents, which have so often been undermined by the Supreme Court in recent decades. Judicial decisions assessing the constitutional rights of students in the nation’s public schools have consistently generated bitter controversy. From racial segregation to un­authorized immigration, from antiwar protests to compul­sory flag salutes, from economic inequality to teacher-led prayer—these are but a few of the cultural anxieties dividing American society that the Supreme Court has addressed in elementary and secondary schools. The Schoolhouse Gate gives a fresh, lucid, and provocative account of the historic legal battles waged over education and illuminates contemporary disputes that continue to fracture the nation. Justin Driver maintains that since the 1970s the Supreme Court has regularly abdicated its responsibility for protecting students’ constitutional rights and risked trans­forming public schools into Constitution-free zones. Students deriving lessons about citizenship from the Court’s decisions in recent decades would conclude that the following actions taken by educators pass constitutional muster: inflicting severe corporal punishment on students without any proce­dural protections, searching students and their possessions without probable cause in bids to uncover violations of school rules, random drug testing of students who are not suspected of wrongdoing, and suppressing student speech for the view­point it espouses. Taking their cue from such decisions, lower courts have upheld a wide array of dubious school actions, including degrading strip searches, repressive dress codes, draconian “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies, and severe restrictions on off-campus speech. Driver surveys this legal landscape with eloquence, highlights the gripping personal narratives behind landmark clashes, and warns that the repeated failure to honor students’ rights threatens our basic constitutional order. This magiste­rial book will make it impossible to view American schools—or America itself—in the same way again.

Clear Grammar

Keys to Grammar for English Language Learners. 2

Author: Keith S. Folse

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780472032433

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 361

View: 5830

Clear Grammar 3introduces high-intermediate grammar. Clear Grammar 3, 2nd Ed., includes phrasal verbsinfinitives and gerundsparticipial adjectives: -ing and -edprepositions after verbs, adjectives, and nounspassive voiceadjective clausesadverbsconnectorsreview of verb tenses Clear Grammar 3concludes with a review of this volume's contents of high-intermediate grammar points. Clear Grammaris a four-level grammar series that features a unique combination of useful grammar information written inclear language with activities that promote more accurate and fluent writing, speaking, reading, and vocabulary usage. Important features of the new editions ofClear Grammar include: More user-friendly charts to accompany grammar explanations High-frequency, corpus-informed vocabulary related to each grammar point Grammar discovery tasks using students' inductive learning skills A greater variety and more activities, including practice online (www.press.umich.edu/esl/compsite/cleargrammar/) Many more activities at the longer discourse level The addition of reading practice at the end, plus a critical-reading task More writing practice, including one on editing student writing and another for original student writing Two vocabulary practice activities per unit, with one on collocations; plus many one-minute lessons showing the connection between grammar and vocabulary More speaking practice, with activities that require students to speak and listen to each other while using the target grammar Support for teachers in the form of indicators that reference how to teach the grammar points in theClear Grammar series from Keys to Teaching Grammar for English Language Learnersby Keith S. Folse (978-0-472-03220-4).

When the United States Spoke French

Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation

Author: Francois Furstenberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127454

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 331

"In 1789, as the French Revolution shook Europe to the core, the new United States was struggling for survival in the face of financial insolvency and bitter political and regional divisions. When the United States Spoke French explores the republic's formative years from the viewpoint of a distinguished circle of five Frenchmen taking refuge in America. When the French Revolution broke out, these men had been among its leaders. They were liberal aristocrats and ardent Anglophiles, convinced of the superiority of the British system of monarchy and constitution. They also idealized the new American republic, which seemed to them an embodiment of the Enlightenment ideals they celebrated. But soon the Revolutionary movement got ahead of them, and they found themselves chased across the Atlantic. François Furstenberg follows these five men -- Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Napoleon's future foreign minister; theorist/reformer Rochefoucauld, the duc de Liancourt; Louis-Marie Vicomte de Noailles; Moreau de Saint-Méry; and Constantin-François Chasseboeuf, Comte Volney -- as they left their homes and families in France, crossed the Atlantic, and landed in Philadelphia -- then America's capital, its principal port, and by far its most cosmopolitan city and the home of the wealthiest merchants and financiers. The book vividly reconstructs their American adventures, following along as they integrated themselves into the city and its elite social networks, began speculating on backcountry lands, and eventually became enmeshed in Franco-American diplomacy. Through their stories, we see some of the most famous events of early American history in a new light, from the diplomatic struggles of the 1790s to the Haitian Revolution to the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. By the end of this period, the United States was on its way to becoming a major global power. Through this small circle of men, we find new ways to understand the connections between U.S. and world history, and gain fresh insight into American history's most critical era. Beautifully written and brilliantly argued, When the United States Spoke French offers a fresh perspective on the tumultuous years of the young nation, when the first great republican experiments were put to the test"--

Freedom of Expression®

Resistance and Repression in the Age of Intellectual Property

Author: Kembrew McLeod

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816650316

Category: Law

Page: 379

View: 8860

In 1998 the author, a professional prankster, trademarked the phrase "freedom of expression" to show how the expression of ideas was being restricted. Now he uses intellectual property law as the focal point to show how economic concerns are seriously eroding creativity and free speech.

American Covenant

A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present

Author: Philip Gorski

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400885000

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 367

An authoritative account of the long battle between exclusionary and inclusive versions of the American story Was the United States founded as a Christian nation or a secular democracy? Neither, argues Philip Gorski in American Covenant. What the founders actually envisioned was a prophetic republic that would weave together the ethical vision of the Hebrew prophets and the Western political heritage of civic republicanism. In this ambitious book, Gorski shows why this civil religious tradition is now in peril—and with it the American experiment. Gorski traces the historical development of prophetic republicanism from the Puritan era to the present day. He provides close readings of thinkers such as John Winthrop, Thomas Jefferson, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Hannah Arendt, along with insightful portraits of recent and contemporary religious and political leaders such as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Gorski shows how the founders' original vision for America is threatened by an internecine struggle between two rival traditions, religious nationalism and radical secularism. Religious nationalism is a form of militaristic hyperpatriotism that imagines the United States as a divine instrument in the final showdown between good and evil. Radical secularists fervently deny the positive contributions of the Judeo-Christian tradition to the American project and seek to remove all traces of religious expression from the public square. Gorski offers an unsparing critique of both, demonstrating how half a century of culture war has drowned out the quieter voices of the vital center. American Covenant makes the compelling case that if we are to rebuild that vital center, we must recover the civil religious tradition on which the republic was founded.

Fascism: A Warning

Author: Madeleine Albright

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062802232

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 9752

#1 New York Times Bestseller A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today’s world, written by one of America’s most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, “is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.” The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright draws on her experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that assumption. Fascism, as she shows, not only endured through the twentieth century but now presents a more virulent threat to peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse. The United States, which historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates division and heaps scorn on democratic institutions. In many countries, economic, technological, and cultural factors are weakening the political center and empowering the extremes of right and left. Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s. Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. Written by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.

Side by Side Plus

Life Skills, Standards & Test Prep

Author: Steven J. Molinsky,Bill Bliss

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132402569

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 162

View: 6909

Accompanying CD-ROMs include: radio program-style recordings of Gazette activities.