E Pluribus Unum
Who is an American? Americans are not defined by race, religion, or a uniform culture. Their common bond is neither blood nor history, but an abstract truth: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” This concept from the Declaration of Independence is intuitive. However, knowledge about American government, democratic principles, history, geography, documents, symbols, and holidays is gained by study and experience.
E Pluribus Unum offers citizenship instructors some materials, ideas, and examples to supplement any text with activities and projects. Each section incorporates an underlying idea about good citizens.
Good citizens are knowledgeable about the past.
To reinforce aspiring citizens’ knowledge and understanding of the Civics and N-400 questions for naturalization, the first section offers games, puzzles, handouts, and worksheets with many approaches and varied wordings.
Good citizens are involved in the present.
To get learners into the grassroots citizenship of their local towns and counties, the second section involves students in community volunteer activities.
Good citizens are custodians of the future.
To engage individuals in grasping important ideas about this country, the third section involves learners in writing about how they view America and Americans.
Finally, the Appendix consists of the guidelines used for E Pluribus Unum. These guidelines suggest community involvement ideas and writing topics in addition to those implemented by the consortium schools. The Appendix also gives many relevant internet resources.
The following schools constitute the Citizenship Consortium that prepared
E Pluribus Unum:
Alamance Community College
Central Carolina Community College – Chatham Campus
Central Carolina Community College – Harnett Campus
Rockingham Community College
Stanly Community College
Sincere thanks to the North Carolina Community College System for the opportunity to do this project--which is funded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-554).
These materials may be used in classroom instruction. The content should
not be sold or published, in whole or in part. All rights belong to the
North Carolina Community College System.
Test Preparation Games, Puzzles, and Activities
- Government, History, and Integrated Civics
- A Review for the Redesigned Naturalization Test – pdf (205 kb) / doc (468 kb)
- The Great Seal - An Introductory Citizenship Exercise – pdf (631 kb) / doc (595 kb)
- American Government Game - Who Want to be a U.S Citizen– pdf (913 kb) / doc (1,306 kb)
- Handouts for American Government – pdf (1,237 kb ) / doc (2,548 kb )
- Worksheets for American Government – pdf (171 kb) / doc (459 kb)
- American History Puzzles – pdf (1,180 kb) / doc (1,630 kb)
- Handouts for American History – pdf ( 1,039 kb) / doc (1,418 kb)
- Worksheets for American History – pdf (1,048 kb) / doc (3,406 kb)
- Integrated Civics – pdf (686 kb) / doc (1,766 kb)
- Handouts for Integrated Civics – pdf (228 kb) / doc (206 kb)
- Worksheets for Integrated Civics – pdf (997 kb) / doc (1,273 kb)
- Short, Topical Exercises
- Bounce – pdf (420 kb) / doc (251 kb)
- By the Numbers – pdf (133 kb) / doc (84 kb)
- Correct the Spelling – pdf (144 kb) / doc (104 kb)
- Crossword – pdf (71 kb) / doc (62 kb)
- Cut Apart Strips – pdf (66 kb) / doc (273 kb)
- Find the False Statements – pdf (222 kb) / doc (223 kb)
- Fractured Facts – pdf ( 72 kb) / doc (70 kb)
- Identify the Federal Holiday – pdf (329 kb) doc (1,058 kb)
- Match Events and People – pdf (100 kb) / doc (271 kb)
- Name the Border States – pdf (42 kb) doc (35 kb)
- Online Printable N-400 Scripts – pdf (5 kb) / doc (20 kb)
- The Oath of Allegiance – pdf (104 kb) / doc (254 kb)
- The President's Cabinet – pdf (155 kb) / doc (176 kb)
- Word Searches – pdf (161 kb) / doc (91 kb)
- Are You Smarter than a Citizen – pdf (235 kb) / doc ( 226 kb)
- Citizenship Family Feud 1 – pdf (273 kb) / doc ( 164 kb)
- Citizenship Family Feud 2 – ppt (1,840 kb)
- Interactive Bulletin Board – pdf (542 kb) / doc (2,191 kb)
- Interactive Bulletin Board Materials – pdf (406 kb) / doc (1,081 kb)
- N-400 - Fact or Fiction – pdf (264 kb) / doc (1,017 kb)
- N-400 Beach Ball Recall – pdf (115 kb) / doc (73 kb)
- Pursuit of Happiness Posters – pdf (268 kb) / doc (499 kb)
- U.S. Citizenship Game – pdf (109 kb) / doc (92 kb)
- Who wants to be a Citizen – pdf (109 kb) / doc (92 kb)
- A Campus Health Fair – pdf (786 kb) / doc (10,771 kb)
- A Citizen's Number One Right – pdf (328 kb) / doc (2,303 kb)
- Exercise Your Right to Vote – pdf (242 kb) / doc (1,188 kb)
- Helping at Head Start – pdf (1,740 kb) / doc (3,022 kb)
- Letters from Home 1 – pdf (49 kb) / doc (588 kb)
- Letters from Home 2 – pdf (1,306 kb) / doc (761 kb)
- Letters from Home 3 – pdf (1,401 kb) / doc (2,477 kb)
- Letters from Home 4 – pdf (580 kb) / doc (362 kb)
- Letters from Home 5 – pdf (792 kb) / doc (241 kb)
- Letters from Home 6 – pdf (192 kb) /doc (68 kb)
- The Goodwill Tree Part 1 – pdf (346 kb) / doc (2,176 kb)
- The Goodwill Tree Part 2 – pdf (536 kb) / doc (270 kb)
America through the Lens of My Life
- America Faces Her Future – pdf (92 kb) / doc (3,581 kb)
- America through My Eyes – pdf (1,532 kb) / doc (2,005 kb)
- Founding Values – pdf (203 kb) / doc (68 kb)
- Freedom of Speech Part 1 – pdf (341 kb) / doc (1,739 kb)
- Freedom of Speech Part 2 – pdf (641 kb) / doc (2,049 kb)
- My American Dream – pdf (968 kb) / doc (3,097 kb)
- Thanksgiving Citizenship Celebration – pdf (568 kb) / doc (3,693 kb)
- What I Love about America – pdf (590 kb) / doc (2,519 kb)
- What I Would Tell the New President – pdf (397 kb) / doc (770 kb)