Do you know who wrote the Federalist Papers? Do you know who was the first Postmaster General of the United States? Can you name two cabinet-level positions in the U.S. Government? Learning Civics is essential for English language learners trying to live, work, and study in the United States. Civics classes can provide learners with the opportunity and information they need to be successful in our competitive society. In this interactive workshop, we will learn and practice methods for increasing learner retention in ESL Civics and Citizenship courses.
We will be discussing:
– How to design an ESL civics course and what topics to include in the curriculum.
– The skills and vocabulary required to pass the U.S. Citizenship reading, writing, and civics exams.
– We will examine how to incorporate activities and technology into the classroom that utilize those skills and terms.
– Review a multitude of civics print, video, and online resources for instructors and learners.
This professional development opportunity is made possible with support provided by BurlingtonEnglish.