May 3, 2017
This week, we have an extra podcast in honor of Cinco de Mayo.
Cinco de Mayo is a celebration
held on May 5. The date commemorates the Mexican Army's surprise victory over French
forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5,
1862. In the late 1980's, California schoola and cities in California started to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as an expression of our state's Mexican-American heritage.
However, some people confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexico's Independence Day.
Mexico's Independence Day is
celebrated on September 16 and is similar to America's
Independence Day on July 4th. Cinco
de Mayo is closer to our Patriot's Day, which is
celebrated in the New England states during mid-April. Patriot's Day commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. For more that 100 years, the city of Boston has celebrated Patriot's Day by hosting the Boston Marathon, the world's largest marathon.
But let's get back to Cinco de
Mayo. Today I have selected five topics to showcase
The Constitution and the Bill of Rights. the Legislative
Branch, the Executive Branch, The
Judicial Branch, and Geography and Holidays. I will
read the questions, and
Mexican-American students from our ESL 3 class will read the
answers. Listen to the podcast, then
download the pdf from our website,
http://www.uscitizenpod.com, and take the quiz: Five for Cinco de Mayo http://goo.gl/k9SZ1N
While you are on our website, read the April 28 blog post: USCIS Will Issue Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents.
Also, see our May 1st
blog post which is a collection of
Citizenship Resources for Asian Pacific
Look for #APAHM #APAHM17 #APAHM2017 on all your favorite social media outlets.
Thanks for listening. I know that you will be a great American citizen!