Can you answer these questions?
- How were the colors of the US flag determined?
- Who created the Statue of Liberty and why?
- What were the names of the original 13 colonies?
- What are the powers given to Congress?
- Who was fighting in the Spanish-American war, and who won?
These are just a few of the possible questions that will appear on a Citizenship test for immigrants applying to become United States Citizens. This past summer, the test was given by the Goldwater Institute to Arizona public high school students, and only 3.5 percent of the participants passed. When the same test was given in Oklahoma, 2.8 percent passed.
It is rather sad that our own high schoolers know less about our country than what we expect from foreigners who want to live here. Journey Back In Time is challenging America’s students to do better, and
have fun doing it!
On Oct. 12th (Columbus Day) a nation-wide contest in the form of a GAME for students to participate in will be opened. The contest will last until Nov. 12th. The top ten players will receive a one year subscription to Journey Back In Time’s historical Archive, for themselves AND their school.
You can preview the Citizenship Challenge until Oct. 12th at http://journeybackintime.com/civicsgame.shtml#GDXKA and encourage students, and the general public, to play the game.
Players can study for the game by clicking the link on the above page to view videos covering many of the questions used in the game.
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