Civics Flash Cards for the New Naturalization Test

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U.S. Federal Document of the Month
January 2010
Written by Charmaine Henriques

Title: Civics Flash Cards for the New Naturalization Test
Agency: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Call Number: HS 8.2:F 61/2

The Civics Flash Cards contains 100 flash cards which ask and answer questions about the government and history of the United States. It is designed to help immigrants prepare for the newly revised naturalization exam and has potential to be incorporated into social studies classroom instruction or at home learning activities for elementary aged school children. Each card is red in color, numbered 1 to 100 and has a picture of the Statue of Liberty on the front side, and when relevant a historic photograph or rendering of a landmark on the back. Some of the questions asked are:
What is the supreme law of the Land? (#1)
What are two rights of everyone living in the United States? (#51)
During the Cold War, what was the main concern of the United States? (#83)
The Civics Flash Cards has an electronic counterpart at: http://www.uscis.gov/files/nativedocuments/M-623_red.pdf, and with the popularity of television programs such as Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader, these cards can be used in trivia games for adult fun!!!