The best place to go for information about the Naturalization test is the government's office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Their website at www.uscis.gov, has extensive resources for both potential citizens and for educators who may be helping with the study process.
The citizenship process can be complex and we suggest that all interested students seek professional legal advice when beginning an application.
The U.S. citizenship exam is composed of two parts-- an English test and a civics test. The English portion covers speaking, reading and writing, and the civics portion includes questions about American history and government.
For access to "Learner" resources, visit: www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners. This site includes access to information about applying for citizenship, free study materials, and even resources in Spanish.
We recommend that tutors visit the educator site at www.uscis.gov/citizenship/educators. This page contains links to comprehensive print an multimedia materials that tutors can use to help students study for both the English and civics tests. You can find flash cards, videos, practice tests, as well as ready-made lesson plans and activities.
USCIS also suggests working with a variety of supplemental study resources, which can be found at www.uscis.gov/citizenship/educators/lesson-plans-and-activities.
REMEMBER: LitNet has citizenship books and flash cards in our book collections at both the Lee Library and BCC-South County Center. Stop in any time to pick them up!