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Curriculum Library

Curriculum Library at County 4-H Office

All of the curriculum listed below are available to all San Joaquin County 4-H members and volunteers; the list can also be downloaded here.  The curricula with hyperlinks can be downloaded as a PDF, otherwise they can be viewed in the 4-H Learning Center at any time during normal business hours, or individuals can contact the County 4-H Office to discuss after-hours options.

All of the curricula books must remain in the building, but members and volunteers are welcome to make copies free of charge (within reason) to take home using the office machines.

Please note that the "suggested age range" listed is just that; depending on the experience level and maturity of your group you may be able to use curricula outside of the suggested range.

If there are any project areas that we do not have appropriate curriculum for, please let the County 4-H Office know and we will try to expand our offerings.


 

Subject Area   Curriculum Name Suggested Age Range
       
Aerospace   Aerospace Adventures Stage 1: Pre-Flight 6-8
    Aerospace Adventures Stage 1: Preflight Guide Leader's Guide
    Aerospace Adventures Stage 2: Lift-Off 6-8
    Aerospace Adventures Stage 2: Lift-Off Guide Leader's Guide
    Aerospace Adventures Stage 3: New Heights 6-8
    Aerospace Adventures Stage 3: New Heights Guide Leader's Guide
    Aerospace Adventures Stage 4: Pilot in Command 6-8
    Aerospace Adventures Stage 4: Pilot in Command Guide Leader's Guide
    Aerospace Adventures Stage 5: Flight Crew 6-8
    Aerospace Adventures Stage 5: Flight Crew Guide Leader's Guide
       
Afterschool Agriculture   Acres of Adventures Vol. 1 8-11
    Acres of Adventures Vol. 2 8-11
       
Ag Biotechnology   Field of Genes (book) 5-18
    Field of Genes (CD-ROM) 5-18
       
Amphibians   Amphibians & You - Student Journal 9-19
    Amphibians & You - Leader Guide Leader's Guide
       
 Arts & Crafts   Discover 4-H: Art of Math 9-19 
    Discover 4-H: Paper Crafts 9-19
    Get Started in Art 9-19
    Expressive Arts: Texture 9-19
    Expressive Arts: Color 9-19
       
Beef   Beef 1: Bite Into Beef  9-10
    Beef 2: Here's the Beef 10-12
    Beef 3: Leading the Charge 11-14
    Beef Helper's Guide Leader's Guide
    Discover 4-H: Beef 9-19
    Pattern for Realistic Cloth Model Calf Any with sewing skills
       
Beekeeping   Unit 1: The Family Tree of the Honey Bee 9-11
    Unit 2: A Honey Bee Colony 10-12
    Unit 3: Beekeeping Equipment 11-13
    Unit 4: Seasonal Management of a Honey Bee Colony 12-14
    Unit 5: Processing and Packing Honey 13-15
    Unit 6: Nectar and Pollen Sources for Honey Bees 14-16
    Unit 7: Honey Bee Diseases, Pests, Pesticide Poisoning, and Regulations 15-17
    Beekeeping Record Book 9-19
       
Beginning 4-H   California State Beginning 4-H Project Leader's Manual Leader's Guide
    Exploring the Treasures of 4-H 7-9
    Exploring the Treasures of 4-H Helper's Guide Leader's Guide
    4-H Family Handbooks Any
    Exploring Farm Animals Any
    Welcome to 4-H - New 4-H Family Guide Any
    Bienvenidos a 4-H - Guia para Miembros Nuevos de 4-H Any
       
Bicycling   Bicycle Adventures: Bicycling for Fun 9-11
    Bicycle Adventures: Wheels in Motion 11-13
    Bicycle Adventures: Helper's Guide Leader's Guide
       
Cake Decorating   Discover 4-H: Cake Decorating 9-19
       
Career & Education Awareness   Build Your Future: Choices, Connections, Careers - Career Journal 14-19
    Build Your Future: Choices, Connections, Careers - Fascilitator Guide Leader's Guide
    Dream Catchers: Developing Career & Education Awareness in the Intermediate Grades 11-13
    Pathfinder: Exploring Career & Educational Paths 11-19
       
Cavies   Cavy Resource Handbook: A 4-H Guide to Guinea Pigs 9-19
       
Citizenship   Public Adventures 11-19
    Public Adventures: Guide's Handbook Leader's Guide
    We Connect: A Global Youth Citizenship Curriculum 9-19
    Diversity: The Source of Our Strength 14-19
       
Clothing Decisions/Fashion   A Style of Your Own: Discovering Choice 11-13
    A Style of Your Own: Managing Choice 14-19
    A Style of Your Own: Helper's Guide Leader's Guide
       
Clover (ages 5-8)   Discover 4-H: Clover Citizenship 5-8
    Discover 4-H: Clover Family & Consumer Science 5-8
    Youth Experiences in Science 5-8
    Bread and Little Hands 5-8
    Penn State Cloverbud Curricula 5-8
    Create Your Own Marshmallow Rocket: Cloverbud Activity 5-8
    All About Pets: Cloverbud Activity 5-8
    All About Insects: Cloverbud Activity 5-8
    The Big Book of 4-H Cloverbud Activities 5-8
    Exploring 4-H: Cloverbud Activity 5-8
    iSprout 5-8
    Cloverbud Coloring Book 5-8
       
Collecting   My Favorite Things 9-19
       
Coding   Discover 4-H: Coding 5-13 
    Discover 4-H: Scratch Coding 9-14
    Discover 4-H: Python Coding 14-19
       
Communications   Communications Curriculum: Module 1 - Beginner 5-11
    Communications Curriculum: Module 2 - Intermediate 12-19
    Communications Curriculum: Module 3 - Advanced 12-19
    Express Yourself: Picking Up the Pieces 9-11
    Express Yourself: Putting It Together 12-14
    Express Yourself: the Perfect Fit 15-18
    Express Yourself: Helper's Guide Leader's Guide
       
Computer Coding & Programming   Discover 4-H: Coding 5-13
    Discover 4-H: Scratch Coding 9-14
    Discover 4-H: Python Coding 14-19
    Discovering Computer Science & Programming through Scratch - Level One: Fundamentals 10-19
    Discovering Computer Science & Programming through Scratch - Level One: Fundamentals Facilitator Guide Leader's Guide
    Discovering Computer Science & Programming through Scratch - Level Two: Explorations 10-19
    Discovering Computer Science & Programming through Scratch - Level Three: Recursion 10-19
       
Computer Science   Computer Power Unlimited: Newbie Know-How Any
    Computer Power Unlimited: Inside the Box 12-19
    Computer Power Unlimited: Peer to Peer 12-19
       
Consumer Science   Consumer Savvy: The Consumer in Me 9-10
    Consumer Savvy: Consumer Wise 11-13
    Consumer Savvy: Consumer Roadmap 14-19
    Consumer Savvy: Helper's Guide Leader's Guide
       
Creative Writing   The Writer in You 9-19
       
Dairy   Dairy 1: Cowabunga! 9-10
    Dairy 2: Mooving Ahead 11-13
    Dairy 3: Rising to the Top 14-19
    Dairy Cattle Helper's Guide Leader's Guide
    Discover 4-H: Dairy Heifer 9-19
       
Dogs   Dog 1: Wiggles and Waggles 9-11
    Dog 2: Canine Connection 12-14
    Dog 3: Leading the Pack 15-19
    Dog Helper's Guide Leader's Guide
    Dog Resource Handbook 9-19
    4-H Guide: Dog Training & Dog Tricks Any
    Discover 4-H: Dogs  9-19
       
Electronics   Electric Excitement: Magic of Electricity 9-11
    Electric Excitement: Investigating Electricity 11-13
    Electric Excitement: Wired for Power 13-16
    Electric Excitement: Entering Electronics 16-18
    Simon Says Learn to Solder Kit 9-19
    SparkFun Inventor's Kit 9-19
    Lily Pad Sewable Electronics Kit 10-19
       
Embryology   ChickQuest Logbook 5-13
    ChickQuest Teacher Guide Leader's Guide
    Embryology in the Classroom: Hatching Classroom Projects 7-10
    Embryology in the Classroom: Experiments in Poultry Science  11-13
       
Entomology   Teaming with Insects: Entomology Level 1 8-10
    Teaming with Insects: Entomology Level 2 11-13
    Teaming with Insects: Entomology Level 3 14-19
    Teaming with Insects: Entomology 1-3 Facilitator Guide Leader's Guide
    Honey Bee Challenge (equipment kit included) 8-13
    Project Butterfly WINGS 9-12
    Project Butterfly WINGS Leader Guide Leader's Guide
       
Entrepreneurship   Entrepreneurship Investigation ESI: Camp 10-19
    Entrepreneurship Investigation ESI: Leader's Guide Leader's Guide
       
Energy Science   Discover 4-H: Planet Energy 9-19
    The Power of Wind Youth Guide 9-19
    The Power of Wind Facilitator Guide Leader's Guide
       
Environment   Exploring Your Environment: Ecosystem Services 9-19
    Exploring Your Environment: Earth's Capacity 9-19
    Exploring Your Environment: Facilitator Guide Leader's Guide
    Discover 4-H: Forces of Nature 9-19
       
Filmmaking   4-H Filmmaking Workshop 9-19
       
Finances   Financial Champions: Money Fun-damentals 12-15
    Financial Champions: Money Moves 12-15
    Financial Champions: Personal Finance Helper's Guide Leader's Guide
    My Financial Future: A Financial Literacy Curriculum - Youth Notebook Beginner 11-19
    My Financial Future: A Financial Literacy Curriculum - Youth Notebook Advanced 11-19
    My Financial Future: A Financial Literacy Curriculum - Facilitator Guide Leader's Guide
    Reading Makes Cents: Learning About Money Concepts Through Children's Literature 8-10
    Discover 4-H: Money Mentors 9-19 
       
Fishing   Fishing for Adventure: Take the Bait 8-10
    Fishing for Adventure: Reel in the Fun 11-13
    Fishing for Adventure: Cast into the Future 14-19
   

Fishing for Adventure Helper's Guide

Leader's Guide
    4-H Mosquitofish Project 8-11
    Basic Fly Tying 9-19
       
Foods - Cooking   4-H Cooking 101 9-19
    4-H Cooking 201 9-19
    4-H Cooking 301 9-19
    4-H Cooking 401 9-19
    4-H Cooking Helper's Guide Leader's Guide
    Healthalicious Cooking Any
    Let's Bake Quick Breads 9-19
       
Foods - General   Fantastic Foods A: Six Easy Bites 8-9
    Fantastic Foods B: Tasty Tidbits 10-11
    Fantastic Foods C: You're the Chef 12-14
    Fantastic Foods D: Foodworks 15-19