The Texas 4-H has project curriculum on the 4-H Mall website.
4H Explore Guides
Each guide has been developed to support volunteers, County Extension Agents, and even 4-H members, in leading project experiences for youth. There are six lessons in each book that follow the “do, reflect, apply” model of learning, providing guidance for hands-on exploration and learning about a specific topic. Click the topic name below to download the file to your computer or device.
- Ag Product ID
- Beginning Beekeeping
- Clothing & Textiles – Duds To Dazzle
- Clothing & Textiles – Sewing Basics
- Consumer Education
- Food & Nutrition – Cooking in the Kitchen | Participant Survey | Evaluation
- Food & Nutrition – Dollars and Sense | Participant Survey | Evaluation
- Food & Nutrition – Food Challenge | Participant Survey | Evaluation
- Food & Nutrition – Kitchen Safety | Participant Survey | Evaluation
- Food & Nutrition – Keeping Food Safe | Participant Survey | Evaluation
- Global Opportunities Beyond Education
- Housing and Home Environment – Interior Design
- Leadership – Personal Character Development | Evaluation
- Leadership – Personal Leadership Development | Evaluation
- Leadership – Within A Group
- Livestock Judging
- Outdoor Education – Team Building in Outdoor Education
- Performance Arts – Theater
- Photography | Evaluation
- Public Speaking
- Rabbits-Showing | Evaluation
- Robotics – Building Blocks of Bots | Evaluation
- Scientific Method Lifecycle
- Sheep & Goat
- Swine Project
- Water Projects
- Water Projects – Water Filtration and Electro-coagulation
It’s Your Money! Financial Education for Your Adults
It’s Your Money! Financial Education for Young Adults is a program that teaches young adults about the basics of personal finance. During this program, students will learn the knowledge and skills that they will need to navigate their own financial future. This program consists of two parts: financial education in the classroom and a Real-World Experience capstone activity where they will use their new skills to make real-life financial decisions without real-world consequences. For more information on It’s Your Money! go to https://howdy4h.tamu.edu/.
Texas 4-H FCH Contest Learning Series Videos
Texas 4-H Collegiate Edu-Nation Program
The Texas 4-H Collegiate Edu-Nation program is a partnership between rural school districts that are part of the Collegiate Edu-Nation network, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development Program. This partnership is designed to empower young people to build a future with more opportunity, prosperity, and impact. 4-H AgriLife Extension is supporting the Collegiate Edu-Nation Model through the Research component. To prepare students for college, career and life, they are introduced to Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) grade-level research.
Texas 4-H Healthy School Recognized Campus Program
Schools participating in the Healthy School Recognized Campus (HSRC) initiative host Texas A&M AgriLife Extension programs for their students, staff, and parents/guardians. Schools that are recognized as a Healthy School Recognized Campus demonstrate a commitment to supporting and encouraging health throughout the life course. For more information on the Healthy School Recognized Campus program, go to https://texas4h-hsrc.com/
Texas 4-H Champion School Program
The Texas 4-H Champion School Program is a partnership between local school districts and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s 4-H Youth Development Program. This partnership is designed to improve the lives of young Texans and their families via experiential learning in a school setting. The goal of the Texas 4-H Champion School Program goes beyond the classroom through development of school-based 4-H clubs where life skills such as responsibility, public speaking, career investigation, and healthy habits are developed. These skills empower youth to become the leaders of tomorrow! For the Texas 4-H Champion School Program to offer the greatest benefit, the following pre-approved curriculum are suggested for use. Additionally, schools may work with Texas A&M AgriLife staff to customize programs to better meet the needs of students, staff, and communities.
Aquatic Science Curriculum
Give Water a Hand
Give Water a Hand, is a program that teaches the importance of protecting and improving water resources with the watershed approach. Additionally, students will investigate local water concerns and design and direct a community action project. The program includes a program guide for students and a leader guide for instructors.
In the Investigating Water program, students are introduced to groundwater, hydrology, watersheds and wetlands in addition to the effect of water on the environment and on ecology.This curriculum is designed to be used within classrooms and 4-H projects. Download Curriculum
Biological Sciences Curriculum
The Honey Files: A Bee’s Life
Grades: 4-6 Learn about the life of honey bees through the Honey Files program that includes a curriculum for educators.
Keys to the Courthouse Curriculum
Keys to the Courthouse is a supplementary curriculum that teaches the responsibilities and structure of county government. This curriculum features five lessons with classroom and research activities. Each lesson includes the TEKS for the teacher to use in their lesson planning.
Patriotism through Preparedness
Patriotism through Preparedness is a disaster preparedness program for youth and their families. The curriculum and fun activities teach children the importance of being prepared. Students who finish the course receive a certificate of completion.
Texas Farm Bureau Mobile Learning Barn
The Mobile Learning Barn is a trailer used to educate people about agriculture. This form of presentation encourages hands-on and interactive learning. Anyone can book the Mobile Learning Barn for a demonstration in their community.
Agriculture in the Classroom
Agriculture in the Classroom teaches grades 1-6 how agriculture touches our lives daily. Teachers use resource materials from the local county Farm Bureau, to guide their students in the sources of our food. Agriculture in the Classroom depends on the participation of the Farm Bureau members who farm and ranch in the local community.
Learn, Grow, Eat & Go!
The teach students through the Junior Master Gardener & Walk Across Texas programs how to grow vegetables and fruits, after growing their own vegetables and fruits, children are motivated to eat what they have planted and increase physical activity.
Junior Master Gardener
The JMG program curriculum is aligned to the TEKS for grade 3-5 and 6-8. There is also curricula by theme – Literature in the Garden, Wildlife Gardener, and the newest JMG curricula – Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! promoting gardening, nutrition and physical activity.
The lessons and activities are fun, hands on, and encourage learning by doing! There are 2 online training programs that might be helpful for JMG leaders! A complete listing of curriculum and resources for leaders is available online, for purchase or free for the online version.
A complete list of fun activities and resources for students is available online.
Healthy Lifestyles Curriculum
Balancing Your Day with Food and Play
The Balancing Your Day with Food and Play program is designed to teach students the importance of fruits & vegetables, and encourage water consumption. Limitation of screen activity and encouragement of physical activity is encouraged.
Fuel Up to Play
This program encourages young people to eat healthy and move more. Educators can sign up and enroll their school in this Fuel Up to Play program.
Winning with Nutrition
The Winning with Nutrition program includes five lessons that teach young athletes the importance of nutrition and making healthy choices that will impact their athletic performance.
- Download – Winning with Nutrition Curriculum (4-H F&N 1-1)
- Download – Winning with Nutrition: Eating for Excellence Powerpoint
- Download – Winning with Nutrition: Hydration Station Powerpoint
- Download – Winning with Nutrition: Game Day Dining Powerpoint
- Download – Winning with Nutrition: Game Day Dining Jeopardy Powerpoint
- Download – Winning with Nutrition: Performance Robbers Powerpoint
- Download – Winning with Nutrition: Fads and Facts Powerpoint
- Download – Winning with Nutrition Student Evaluation
- Download – Winning with Nutrition Teacher Evaluation
- Download – Winning with Nutrition Teacher Inservice Agenda
- Download – Winning with Nutrition Teacher Inservice Powerpoint
- Download – Winning with Nutrition Teacher Inservice Powerpoint w/ Notes
- Download – Winning with Nutrition Teacher Inservice Evaluation
- Download – Click here to download all Files
Character becomes you
Character Becomes You is an excellent resource developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service faculty. Book contains activities, exercises, stories outlining successful character programs, teaching plans and training and newsletter ideas. Download Resource Book Here.
Putting the Pieces Together
Students are taught the principles of leadership and gain life skills through this course designed for 4-H use.
Take a Stand
The Take a Stand program teaches students about bullying and prevention. Three levels are available with each level including age appropriate activities. Download Complete Resource Kit Here.
Texans Building Character
Texans Building Character curriculum utilizes the consistent set of ethical values featured in the CHARACTER COUNTS! curriculum developed by the Josephson Institute in California. The Six Pillars of Character are: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. The Texans Building Character (TBC) curriculum features eight program models that are designed to stimulate and guide participant thinking in the following areas using the Six Pillars: 4-H Youth Development, Community, Livestock, School, Sports, Workforce, Youth at Risk, and Mega-community. Download Resource Book Here.
City Critters is a multi-media module that teaches the role of wildlife conservation and natural resources management in an attempt to increase awareness for urban wildlife species. The program includes TEKS initiatives and can be used to enhance computer literacy. The City Critters program is designed for class room use in coordination with the County Extension Agent.
Something’s Fishy is a multi-media program that program teaches aquatic science, aquaculture, sport fishing, water quality and conservation principles.