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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History (NMAH) recently launched Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship. You can read and listen to short, interesting civics lessons; after each lesson, there is a related question from the pool of possible citizenship test questions. You can also practice taking the ten-question citizenship test.
I’m a firm believer that the gateway to fact is often through fiction. At least it is for me. No disrespect to the nonfiction readers out there, but I tend to learn about social and political events, people, and places through novels. I compare this to the moment in college when I discovered that I loved history when it was accompanied by pictures (i.e.