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We are Citizens

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Matthew describes the steps Vadim takes to become a United States citizen. Includes a brief history of immigration to America. Shows a large group of immigrants taking the Oath of Allegiance and getting their certificates of citizenship. Concludes with the rights and responsibilities of all citizens. Part of Primary Citizenship Series.

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Runtime: 9 minutes 16 seconds

Words that read, "Join or die," appear beneath a sketch of a snake cut into 8 segments, with the initials of the first 8 states of the U, S next to each segment. Behind that is a painting of a colonial battle. Caption. The 'Join or Die' flag.
Primary Citizenship
Episode 1
9 minutes 43 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
Sign that reads, "5 County Legislator. Twenty sixth district. 4 year term. Vote for any one," on the left. On the right, it reads, "6 Mayor. Vote for any one." Yellow text on screen reads, "Vote." Caption. Or who will lead our city or state.
Primary Citizenship
Episode 2
8 minutes 12 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
A large crowd of people, some waving tiny American flags, sitting in rows inside a building. Caption. Every year, thousands apply for United States citizenship.
Primary Citizenship
Episode 3
9 minutes 16 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
White headstone marking the grave of Estelle Frasius, a nurse from Kansas in the Army Nurse Corps during World War 1, appears in a grass field with other similar headstones. Caption. We honor the men and women who have given their lives.
Primary Citizenship
Episode 4
9 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
Street view of a 3-story humble brown brick building with white shutters and an American flag as 3 people walk by. It's next to a much larger white building with an enormous American flag. Caption. We saw the upholstery and flag-making shop.
Primary Citizenship
Episode 5
8 minutes 40 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
The green Statue of Liberty seen from below against a bright sky. Caption. Her lamp held high as a welcoming light of hope.
Primary Citizenship
Episode 6
11 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6
A calendar open to the month of July with a sticker of the U, S flag placed on the fourth day. Yellow text on screen reads, "Independence Day." Caption. One of my favorite holidays is the Fourth of July.
Primary Citizenship
Episode 7
9 minutes 33 seconds
Grade Level: K - 6

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    Estella B. (frederick, MD)
    November 13th, 2020 at 08:59 AM

    A good video to show my students during social studies class.

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    Anonymous (Jamaica, NY)
    October 27th, 2016 at 01:17 PM

    This was a great resource to accomodate ELL and students with diabilities. I found this video engaging and entertaining.

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    Denise R. (Park Ridge, IL)
    September 14th, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    Great resource for helping students learn about the importance of, and prompting conversation about, being a good citizen.