Voices of Freedom 2021 Update

The print and digital versions of the popular citizenship preparation course are updated for 2021.

Pandemic restrictions have eased sufficiently to allow the justices of the Supreme Court to recently pose – unmasked – for their new official photo. With that image now available, we are pleased to announce the release of the 2021 update for the current edition of the Voices of Freedom course. The update provides information about the new administration and the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6. In addition, the update includes new access to the audio program via free downloadable MP3 files (replacing the CDs).

If you are currently using the digital flipbook for Voices of Freedom, your version has already been updated! If you wish to purchase the updated print version (available 12th July), here are the new ISBNs:

978-0-13-761703-6  Voices of Freedom Student’s Book with Audio
978-0-13-763955-7  Voices of Freedom Student’s Book with Audio & Activity & Test Prep Workbook (Value Pack)

As a service to current users, here are key updated lesson pages about the previous and new administrations and the events of January 6.

Preserving the original (2008) civics test.

Based on input from many educational institutions, advocacy organizations, and others, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) determined that the new (2020) version of the civics test implemented by the previous administration would create barriers to the naturalization process. Therefore, that new version has been phased out, and all applicants continue to take the original version of the test. For this reason, the test preparation activities previously available on this site for the now-rescinded test have been removed.

Preparing for the U.S. Citizenship Test with Voices of Freedom and new supplementary materials

As a service to students who are using Voices of Freedom to prepare for the citizenship exam, we are pleased to offer free activities for supplemental practice with each unit of the course. These fillable PDFs can be downloaded and printed for self-study and classroom use. 

 

  • Civics Test Practice charts show test questions and answers in separate columns for self-study or practice with a partner.
  • Vocabulary Practice activities highlight key words.
  • Civics Fact Check activities test history and government knowledge.
  • Questions & Answers activities offer test prep through matching exercises.
  • My Civics Test Answers are forms for writing the answer you want to practice for each civics test question.

The activities are listed below by units. An answer key and a zip file containing all the activities are also included.