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Course Description


What does it mean to become a citizen of the United States?  What benefits and rights are enjoyed by citizens?  What are the responsibilities of citizenship?  These questions, and many others, will be answered in this preparatory course of how to take the U.S. Citizenship Test. 


This course will prepare you to take each section of the U.S. Citizenship Test and it will cover topics such as Civics, the U.S. Government, History, Geography, Reading, and Writing.  It will also cover tips on how to study for the test and how to most effectively prepare yourself for the test.


A citizen is an important part of any country or nation.  Unlike an alien, which is the opposite of a citizen, a citizen is free to make choices such as electing the people who govern, such as the president of the United States.  Just as it is beneficial to become a partner in a business, you should think of being a citizen as being a partner of the United States government – being a partner in the government's business. American citizenship comes with many benefits, rights, and privileges, and this course will serve as your guide to achieving this important feat.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required .

Course Topics


Lesson 1: What Becoming a Citizen Means

Lesson 2: The Process of Applying for Citizenship

Lesson 3: How to Prepare for the Test

Lesson 4: Practice on Reading and Writing English

Lesson 5: Civics Test Review

Lesson 6: History Test Review

Lesson 7: Geography Test Review

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review quiz along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what becoming a citizen means.
  • Describe the process of applying for citizenship.
  • Know how to prepare for the test.
  • Demonstrate practice on reading and writing english.
  • Identify what to expect on the Civics Test Review.
  • Identify what to expect on the History Test Review.
  • Identify what to expect on the Geography Test Review, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1- Worksheet 120
Lesson 1- Worksheet 220
Lesson 1- Worksheet 320
What does Becoming an American Citizen Mean to You?25
Lesson 1: What Becoming a Citizen Means43
What is the Process of Applying for Citizenship?25
Lesson 2: The Process of Applying for Citizenship15
How would you prepare for the Test?25
Lesson 3- Worksheet 120
Lesson 3- Worksheet 220
Lesson 3- Worksheet 320
Lesson 3: How to Prepare for the Test45
Lesson 4- Worksheet 220
Lesson 4- Worksheet 320
Lesson 4-Worksheet 120
Why is it important to practice Reading and Writing English?20
Lesson 4: Practice on Reading and Writing English45
Lesson 5- Worksheet 120
Lesson 5- Worksheet 220
Lesson 5- Worksheet 320
What did you Learn from the Civics Test Review?15
Lesson 5: Civics Test Review45
Lesson 6- Worksheet 120
Lesson 6- Worksheet 220
Lesson 6- Worksheet 320
Why is it important to understand American Geography?25
Why is it important to understand American History?25
Lesson 6: History Test Review45
Lesson 7- Worksheet 120
Lesson 7- Worksheet 220
Lesson 7- Worksheet 320
Lesson 7: Geography Test Review45
The Final Test Preparation123
Total Points:926

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