NC.CITZ-01 - Non-Credit Citizenship for Naturalization - Brian Cassady
|Course:||Non-Credit Citizenship for Naturalization|
My name is Brian Cassady and I’m currently in my 24th year of teaching. I taught 8th grade U.S. History for 19 years and currently a 7th grade World History teacher in the Robotics Magnet at Mulholland Middle School. I have been teaching online since 2010 when I began transitioning to the Google Classroom platform. In addition, I have also enjoyed being a part of the faculty at CoC for the past 3 years teaching the Citizenship class for the Non-Credit program.
Provides the student an introduction to the history and government of the United States, including an overview of the 3 branches of government, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights necessary to pass the 2020 updated version of the US citizenship examination.
What to Expect in this Course
Write and articulate correct responses to written and oral questions about themselves and the history and government of the US and California sufficient to pass the US citizenship examination.
- Explain the key elements of US History, US and California government, the Constitution, national symbols and civic responsibility.
- Demonstrate vocabulary and language that is likely to be used in the written and/or oral parts of the US citizenship exam.
Types of Assessments
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
We don't use a textbook in this class.
Other Relevant Course Information
Week 1: US geography/symbols/holidays
Week 2: 13 Colonies/Revolution/Independence
Week 3: Constitution
Week 4: 3 Branches of Government
Week 5: 3 Branches of Government continued
Week 6: 1800s/Civil War/Abraham Lincoln
Week 7: Suffrage/Civil Rights
Week 8: 1900s history
Week 9: Citizenship rights/responsibilities
Week 10: General Review/N-400 information
Week 11: Grammar/Sentence Review
Week 12:: Review continued
Week 13: Interview prep
Week 14: Mock Interview
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Last updated: 10/25/2021 Sub#: 966