Record a Naturalization Oral History

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Lessons & Activities
Duration: 75 minutes
Date Posted: 9/25/2012

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people become American citizens through naturalization. Use these guidelines to contribute a naturalization story to the Museum’s YouTube channel. This resource includes teacher suggestions for indentifying interviewees and uploading the video(s), as well as questions for students to ask the interviewees. By recording an oral history, students will improve their communication skills and gain deeper understanding of the motivations for and process of naturalization.

This resource complements the site Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship, a learning portal for individuals studying for the naturalization exam.

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