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Curriculum Resources

Curriculum Resources for 4-H Volunteers

4-H offers a variety of open-access curriculum for volunteers and community members to bring research-based education to local youth. Below is a list of several resources to find 4-H curriculum for club projects, in-school activities, after-school programs, home-school students, and individual use.

National 4-H Curriculum 

National 4-H offers a variety of curriculum available for purchase off their website. This curriculum is developed by universities across the US and focuses on science, healthy living, and citizenship.


University of California 4-H Curriculum 

The University of California provides access to curriculum in the areas of STEM, Civic Engagement, Healthy Living, and Youth Development. All of the curriculum available through the UC is free and available for immediate download. 


4-H STEM Curriculum (in partnership with Cal Poly)

Cal Poly students have developed and piloted 4-H Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum created for both in-school and out-of-school use. These curricula are connected to California NGSS standards and are fun, free, downloadable, and easy to use. 

Link: Natural Hazard Curriculum

Link: STEM Fun in the Garden Curriculum

Link: A Community of Engineers Curriculum

UC 4-H STEM Resource Hub

The University of California has developed a central resource for curriculum focusing on STEM engagement. The purpose of this hub is to provide individuals a collection of informal science education resources to advance science and STEM education efforts.


Utah Discover 4-H Club Curriculum

Discover 4-H clubs are step-by-step guides written to help you easily start or run a 4-H club or project. They are written by extension experts, easy to follow, and downloadable, and free. Topics range from computer coding, sewing, robotics, livestock, healthy living, science, outdoor adventure and many more.


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