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.
- Ag Product ID
- Clothing & Textiles – Duds To Dazzle
- Clothing & Textiles – Sewing Basics
- Consumer Education
- Food & Nutrition – Cooking in the Kitchen
- Food & Nutrition – Dollars and Sense
- Food & Nutrition – Food Challenge
- Food & Nutrition – Keeping Food Safe
- Housing and Home Environment
- Leadership – Global Service
- Leadership – Within A Group
- Livestock Judging
- Outdoor Education – Teambuilding in Outdoor Education
- Performance Arts – Theater
- Personal Development
- Public Speaking
- Robotics – Building Blocks of Bots
- Sheep & Goat
- Swine Project
- Water Projects
- Water Projects – Water Filtration and Electro-coagulation
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. TEKS material is included and the curriculum can be ordered online.
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.
High School Financial Planning Program (HSFPP)
HSFPP is a free educational program funded by National Endowment for Financial Education. This program will teach personal finance to young people and help them establish financial independence. The program includes student guide materials, lesson plans and presentations, activities and handouts, and practice quizzes. Register for the program now.
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.
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.
- Winning with Nutrition Curriculum (4-H F&N 1-1)
- Winning with Nutrition: Eating for Excellence Powerpoint
- Winning with Nutrition: Hydration Station Powerpoint
- Winning with Nutrition: Game Day Dining Powerpoint
- Winning with Nutrition: Game Day Dining Jeopardy Powerpoint
- Winning with Nutrition: Performance Robbers Powerpoint
- Winning with Nutrition: Fads and Facts Powerpoint
- Winning with Nutrition Student Evaluation
- Winning with Nutrition Teacher Evaluation
- Winning with Nutrition Teacher Inservice Agenda
- Winning with Nutrition Teacher Inservice Powerpoint
- Winning with Nutrition Teacher Inservice Powerpoint w/ Notes
- Winning with Nutrition Teacher Inservice Evaluation
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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
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.