U.S. Citizenship Preparation
Instructor: Christa Casillas, M. Ed.
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:00-1:00; 6:00-8:00 pm; and by appointment
Teacher Contact: 702-235-3102
Saturdays 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
There is no textbook for this course. Course content will be available online through Canvas, a web-based learning platform.
Online access and an email account. For help with setting up an account, visit https://accounts.google.com/Signup. Remember to jot your email address down and store your password in a safe place. Students who wish to attend live online-tutoring sessions on Saturdays will need to add the Zoom app (Links to an external site.) to their computer or mobile device. You will be prompted to set up your Canvas account when registering for this class.
Students can right-click on their desktop to have the page translated into another language. Some audio translations are provided throughout the lessons via Google Translate and other screen-reading software.
This is a self-paced, monitored course for people seeking U.S. citizenship. The primary focus is on the naturalization interview and test. The purpose is to offer flexibility and continued support. Students are highly encouraged to ask questions via email, text and phone calls and will be expected to log in weekly to complete their lessons and review lesson feedback. Live support will be offered during the week, as well as on Saturdays via Zoom. The duration of this course will vary, depending on the student’s schedule and level of commitment.
Develop proficiency in all aspects of the naturalization interview and test; obtain U.S. citizenship.
Coursework may be submitted online through Canvas or via email @firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no final grades in this course until the student’s objective is met. Therefore, assignments may be submitted as often as necessary to achieve comprehension. The highest score will be recorded.
UNIT I. What to Expect at Your Interview
UNIT II. Scoring Guidelines For the Test
UNIT III. Common Speaking Commands
UNIT IV. Writing Practice
UNIT V. Reading Practice
UNIT VI. Indigenous Peoples
UNIT VII. The Early Settlers
UNIT VIII. Our Nation’s Two Most Important Documents
UNIT IX. CHECK-IN
UNIT X. African-American Slaves
UNIT XI. After the War of Independence
UNIT XII. Civil Rights
UNIT XIII. Presidents and Wars
UNIT XIV. U.S. Geography
UNIT XV. National Holidays and Symbols
UNIT XVI. Civics and U.S. History Review
UNIT XVII. Mock Interview
UNIT XVIII. Letter of Support
UNIT XIX. Instructor Background