A web-based tool has been designed to help non-citizen to be citizen under naturalization process, in preparing for civic & history portion. The web-based tool called “Preparing for Oath: US History and Civics for Citizenship”, this was made possible by U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This website includes features videos and multimedia activities from the Smithsonian collections and exhibitions of the National Museum.
“Preparing for the Oath is an invaluable addition to the citizenship preparation materials we offer to aspiring citizens,” said USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas. “Using the Smithsonian Institution’s extensive collection, this online tool will help individuals learn about the founding principles of American democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship in a meaningful way.”
Preparing for Oath is organized into themes like History, Civics and Government with small clip and a small Q&A based on the content. Each of the questions will prompt the users to interactive learning activities from the Smithsonian collection.
“The naturalization ceremony and release of Preparing for the Oath highlight the strong partnership between USCIS and the Smithsonian. During the past four years, the two entities have worked together to provide immigrants, adult educators and the public with a better understanding of American history and the naturalization process,” said Marc Pachter, interim director of the museum.