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Civics/ Citizenship / American Culture Links

Find your Elected Officials - enter your address and you will be given the polling location and information on how to contact your elected official.

Citizenship Resource Center -official page of the U.S. Citizanship and Immigration Service devoted to citizenship. Plenty of information on applying for citizenship, studying for the test, rights and responsibilities and finding help in your community.

100 Civics Questions with MP3 Audio - great resource for students to practice the actual Naturalization Test civics questions by hearing and repeating the audio of the questions and answers.

Naturalization Test - provides latest U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service information regarding the new Naturalization test which became effective October 1, 2008. The revised test has an emphasis on the fundamental concepts of American democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Citizenship News - provides latest information on citizenship application and testing process.

iCivics Games - prepares students to become knowledgeable, engaged citizens by using free and innovative computer games that allow you to explore the thrill of running for president, making laws, Supreme court decisions, sitting on a jury, becoming a citizen, exercising rights and responsibilities of a citizen and more than a dozen other scenarios related to citizenship. UPDATED OCT 2016

Life in the USA - this site describes itself as "the complete web guide to American life for immigrants and Americans". Students will find information on many aspects of American life and customs.

Civics Flash Cards - this web page sponsored by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides a set of citizenship questions in the form of flashcards. Audio support is provided for answers and explanations. Recommended by Tim Conley - Salem.

Civics and Citizenship Study Materials - this section of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service site includes a wide range of materials to help immigrants prepare for the U.S. Naturalization Test. Included are the above civics flash cards, preparation question in English and several other languages, several study guides, a pocket copy of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and two short videos.

Virtual Tour of the U.S. Government - Tour the White House and all branches of the U.S. government, plus find several links to resources for teaching about U.S. government, the judicial system, politics, polls...much more! Also find resources for the current candidates, with campaign updates for all 50 states.

Ben's Guide to U.S.Government - this site provides information about the branches of the U.S. government at various levels. The lowest level is appropriate for ESOL 1 students while the highest level meets the needs of ABE 3 students. NEW Oct 2014 - recommended by Brockton

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