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Americanization Through Education Loren Stiles Minckley

Americanization Through Education

Loren Stiles Minckley

Published January 11th 2012
ISBN : 9781151149435
176 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THREE ITALIANS PREPARING FOR CITIZENSHIP. years before the second or final papers can be taken. During this time the person can become better acquainted with the laws of this country and learn certain conditions of our government. After the Constitution has been read and written in their note books and studied questions are given bearing on all phases of the Constitution. The Constitution should be so well understood and made a part of their lives that they will be able to answer the questions without much trouble. The teacher must not look for perfection, for if he does he will be disappointed to a greater or less extent, for after he has explained and worked to make things plain it is surprising how things will become tangled when they attempt to tell them in the English language. They may understand fairly well in their own language but become terribly confused when they try to express it in English. The teacher must ever bear in mind that these men are trying to learn and at the same time working hard all day to support a family and send their children to school that they may grow to be loyal citizens of this country. The personal work and social contact with them for three nights in the week in the night school has been of much value. Wilsons Naturalization Laws of the United States, by Calvert Wilson, Los Angeles, California, is one of the many good books in circulation to aid in the Americanization process. CHAPTER X. EXPERIENCES OF OUR GRADUATES IN THE MINES AND IN COLLEGES. We will now follow a few members of this class which started twelve years ago in the primary department and have gone through the entire course together sharing each others joys and sorrows. They have now come to a place where for the first time each has to decide for himself wha...