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Teacher Gazette

No. 9

  American Citizenship
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The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 
Every year historic sites and civic groups across the United States partner with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to host ceremonies welcoming new citizens as they are sworn in. More
Teaching Strategy
In this lesson, students learn how individuals can become citizens of the United States and examine the roles and responsibilities of citizenship. They then read the Naturalization Oath and explain how each part can be demonstrated in a citizen's life. More
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"We Americans have many grave problems to solve, many threatening evils to fight, and many deeds to do, if, as we hope and believe, we have the wisdom, the strength, the courage, and the virtue to do them. . . . Americanism is a question of spirit, conviction, and purpose, not of creed or birthplace."

Theodore Roosevelt

"True Americanism," The Forum Magazine (April 1894).


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Upcoming Electronic Field Trip
October 09, 2014
What we think of as the modern global economy is actually centuries old! Join Maggie, an adventurous rat, as she boards ships using international trade routes to make her way home from England to the American colonies. Along the way, discover the inner workings of the eighteenth-century mercantile system. More

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