Preparing for the Oath

Preparing for the Oath

U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship


Preparing for the Oath is an easy-to-use study guide for the civics portion of the U.S. Naturalization test. This interactive online resource presents videos and activities that showcase artifacts from the Smithsonian Institution’s collections and exhibitions. Lesson plans and other resources are available to assist classroom instructors.

In 2013 the website received two Best in Educational Resources awards, from the American Association of Museums’ EdCom and from the Interactive Media Awards.

This project was made possible through a partnership between the National Museum of American History and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Go to Preparing for the Oath