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JOE EYERMAN OCTOBER 17, 2011 Citizenship in the World Merit Badge
Day 2 Agenda Review and Background For next meetings Possible Skype meeting Discussion
Day 2 Review and Background All should have read entire book All should be prepared to discuss #2, #4, #6 tonight For next meetings #3 (for presentation to MB class) – November 7 #7 (for presentation to MB class) – November 21 November 7 Consider holding meeting over Skype Does anyone have webcam? Has anyone used Skype?
Discussion Requirement #2 Explain how one becomes a citizen in the United States, and explain the rights, duties, and obligations of U.S. citizenship. Pages 11, 15 Review USCIS website http://www.immigrationdirect.com/us-citizenship/index.jsp http://www.immigrationdirect.com/us-citizenship/index.jsp
Discussion Requirement #2 Top 10 US Citizenship Test Questions http://www.immigrationdirect.com/us-citizenship/Top-Ten-US- Citizenship-Test-Questions.jsp 1. What is the supreme law of the land? 2. What does the Constitution do? 3. The idea of self-government in the first words of the Constitution, What are these words? 4. What is an amendment? 5. What do we calll the first ten amendments to the Constitution? 6. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? 7. How many amendments does the Constitution have? 8. What did the Declaration of Independence do? 9. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? 10. What is freedom of religion?
Discussion Requirement #2 Discuss the similarities and differences between the rights, duties, and obligations of U.S. citizens and the citizens of two other countries. Voting Property Ownership Ability to change laws Military service Taxes Education Religion Speech
Discussion Requirement #4 Do TWO of the following: 1. Explain international law and how it differs from national law. Explain the role of international law and how international law can be used as a tool for conflict resolution. Pages 73-77
Discussion Requirement #4 Do TWO of the following: 2. Using resources such as major daily newspapers, the Internet (with your parent's permission), and news magazines, observe a current issue that involves international trade, foreign exchange, balance of payments, tariffs, and free trade. Explain what you have learned. Include in your discussion an explanation of why countries must cooperate in order for world trade and global competition to thrive. Select event, discuss
Discussion Requirement #4 Do TWO of the following: 3. Select TWO of the following organizations and describe their role in the world. The United Nations The World Court World Organization of the Scout Movement The World Health Organization Amnesty International The International Committee of the Red Cross CARE
Discussion Requirement #6 Do the following: Explain how a government is represented abroad and how the United States government is accredited to international organizations. Pages 79-85
Discussion Requirement #6 Do the following: Describe the roles of the following in the conduct of foreign relations. Ambassador p. 83 Consul p.82-3 Bureau of International Information Programs p.81 Agency for International Development p. 80 United States and Foreign Commercial Service p. 49
Discussion Requirement #6 Do the following: Explain the purpose of a passport and visa for international travel. P 84-85 http://travel.state.gov/passport/