Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.
"When I shared with my friends about the sessions, they asked me why not just memorize the 100 items for the citizenship exams?
My reply was: I'm a visual person and I usually internalize an info or issue with actual viewing and hearing, and that it is my intention to understand better the history of the United States."
- Elsie, originally from the Philippines
FREE ONLINE CITIZENSHIP CLASSES FOR GREEN CARD HOLDERS
The New-York Historical Society offers free online citizenship classes for green card holders preparing for the naturalization interview. The online citizenship course prepares permanent residents for the civics test portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview.
The interactive online naturalization preparation course covers all 100 questions from the USCIS Civics Test. Participants learn about American history and government using objects, paintings, and documents from the New-York Historical collections through videoconferencing. Online citizenship classes are taught in English and are accessible to English Language Learners. We also offer an online Spanish citizenship class for people who qualify for the English language exemption.
The Citizenship Project is made possible by generous grants from the Carnegie Corporation, Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The New York Community Trust, and in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now!
NEW ONLINE CITIZENSHIP CLASSES START SOON!
January 4 – February 10:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 7 pm
January 8 – February 12:
Saturdays, 10 am – 12 pm
January 10 – February 28:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 – 7pm
January 18 – February 24:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 – 9 pm
Complete this form to sign up for an online citizenship course.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY SHORT: “OUT OF MANY, ONE”
True to its founding identity, the United States is still a nation of immigrants. Inspired by New-York Historical’s Citizenship Project, this Netflix documentary short film depicts some of the many threads that continue to weave the tapestry that is America through the lens of five immigrants who are on their journey to U.S. citizenship. It is a reminder of its national motto E Pluribus Unum—Out of Many, One. Watch it on Netflix.
ONLINE QUIZ: THINK YOU COULD PASS THE NATURALIZATION EXAM?
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization exam comprises 10 random questions chosen from a total of 100—can you answer just six correctly? Take our online quiz to find out!
This quiz features questions from the naturalization exam paired with objects from our Museum and Library collections to create key connections and context in American history using object-based learning.