Module 8

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Module 8: Finding Additional Materials and Resources

Objective

This module will provide you with links to educational resources.

Where Can I Find Free Online Resources and Materials?

USCIS has several resources to help volunteers at a variety of experience levels prepare for their role in adult citizenship education programs.

Resources provided by USCIS:

Citizenship Resource Center
The USCIS Citizenship Resource Center has free educational materials and resources for learners, teachers, and organizations.

USCIS Training Seminars
USCIS offers free training for adult educators, program directors, volunteers, and representatives from immigrant-serving organizations. These seminars are designed to enhance the skills needed to teach U.S. history, civics, and the naturalization process to immigrant students and to administer comprehensive adult citizenship education programs.

USCIS Supplemental Resources for Program Administration, Professional Development, and Curriculum
USCIS has compiled a list of helpful educational resources for adult citizenship education program staff. We selected the listed resources based on their relevance, usefulness, and quality.

Resources provided by the U.S. Department of Education:

Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS)
LINCS is an online resource that contains web-based professional development opportunities, resources, and an interactive online learning community. The following resource can be found on the LINCS website:

  • English Language Learner University (ELL-U)
    ELL-U is a free professional development network for adult ESL practitioners. The resources developed through this federally-funded initiative were designed to broaden, deepen, and strengthen the knowledge and skills of educators working with adult ELLs.

Where Can I Find Information on Textbooks?

The Center for Applied Linguistics created a digest titled, Textbook Selection for the ESL Classroom, and a resource on publishers that can help you find textbooks for your class.

Summary

This module was designed to provide you with information on how to find materials and resources to use to prepare learners for the naturalization interview and test.