Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Constitution Week Photos

Constitution Week 2018

Happy Constitution and Citizenship Day!


Happy Constitution and Citizenship Week from Milpitas Adult School! 

Find more great Happy Constitution and Citizenship Week at http://www.uscitizenpod.com/2018/09/citizenship-resources-for-constitution.html


Please translate:

Milpitas Adult Education welcomes you to our Back-to-School Night


Visit our classrooms to see the students’ plans to work toward their goals:
Listen to teachers’ class introductions.
Watch slide show presentations.
Sign the “Constitution” to celebrate Constitution and Citizenship Day.
Talk with current students and their families.

  • We are the only full service Adult Education program in the City of Milpitas and the largest instructional provider for the Santa Clara County Office of the Sheriff. All our certificated staff are qualified and credentialed, and are expected to implement research and evidenced-based instructional norms in their classrooms.

  • In Milpitas today, 66.2% of residents are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21%. The most common language spoken in Milpitas, Ca in 2015, next to English, was Vietnamese with 13.1% of the overall population being native Vietnamese speakers. This was followed by Chinese speakers with 12.5%, and Tagalog speakers with 11.2%



ESL 6 students: Please review the following presentations:

On Thursday, September 20, Nicole Steward, the district's School-Linked Services Coordinator (Family Engagement) to do a 90-minute presentation 


Pursuit of Happiness Blog: Maira Kalman 

An Inauguration At Last
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/the-inauguration-at-last/

In Love with A. Lincoln
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/26/in-love-with-a-lincoln/

So Moved
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/26/so-moved/

May It Please the Court
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/23/may-it-please-the-court/

At Ease
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/28/at-ease/

Time Wastes Too Fast
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/time-wastes-too-fast/

Can Do
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/can-do/

I Lift My Lamp Besides the Golden Door
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/i-lift-my-lamp-beside-the-golden-door/

For Goodness Sake
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/for-goodness-sake/

E Pluribus Unum
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/e-pluribus-unum/

Back to the Land
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/26/back-to-the-land/

By George
https://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/31/by-george/ 






Thursday, September 13, 2018

Learn about the Constitution!

Learning Chocolate



USCIS Civics (History and Government) Questions for the Naturalization Test
1. What is the supreme law of the land?
▪ the Constitution
2. What does the Constitution do?
▪ sets up the government
▪ defines the government
▪ protects basic rights of Americans
3. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words?
▪ We the People
4. Where is the Statue of Liberty?
▪ New York (Harbor)
▪ Liberty Island
5. Why does the flag have 13 stripes?
▪ because there were 13 original colonies
▪ because the stripes represent the original colonies
6. Why does the flag have 50 stars?
▪ because there is one star for each state
▪ because each star represents a state
▪ because there are 50 states
7. What is the name of the national anthem?
▪ The Star-Spangled Banner

Looking Forward to Constitution Week (The Judicial Branch) and more



Jennifer ESL: Adjective Clauses: More Uses of Relative Pronouns in English (WHICH, WHOM)\

si.edu: Preparing for the Oath: The Judiciary (videos)


VOA Learning English: The Rise of the US Supreme Court (article and audio)

VOA Learning English: How the Supreme Court Makes Decisions (article and audio)

VOA Learning English: 8 Important Supreme Court Cases (all articles, videos, and audio here)
  1. Lemon v Kurtzman (separation between church and state) article
  2. Loving v Virginia (marriage between people of two different races) article
  3. Miranda v Arizona (rights of people under arrest) article
  4. New York Times v. Sullivan (freedom of the press/libel) article
  5. Brown v. Board of Education (school desegregation) article
  6. Obergefell v Hodges (gay rights) article
  7. Johnson v Texas (freedom of speech/burning the flag) article
  8. Roe v Wade (right to privacy/abortion) article