Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security

Many community, faith-based, and civic organizations and employers would like to help immigrants adjust to life in the United States and prepare for citizenship. The resources below will help enrich these programs. Organizations can find a variety of materials for educators and volunteers interested in preparing students for the naturalization process.


A Framework for Developing a Comprehensive Curriculum

This guide provides content and progress standards for the Pre-Interview, Interview and Test, and Post-Interview phases of the naturalization process.

Program administrators and teachers can use these Elements when designing, enhancing, or evaluating their adult citizenship education programs.

A Start-Up Guide

Booklet offering recommendations to help organizations design ESL and citizenship programs for immigrants.


Request a free toolkit of educational materials designed specifically for immigrants and the organizations that serve them.

Find free lesson plans and materials as well as related research articles and additional websites for further guidance on teaching civics in the classroom.

Enhance your teachers' and volunteers' skills with free online training and professional development tools.