4-H In-School, Afterschool and Club Programs
 
Learn how you can incorporate 4-H curriculum into your lesson planning. 4-H In-School & Afterschool enrichment creates opportunities for youth to develop life skills. 4-H In-School & 4-H afterschool enrichment offers "learning by doing" curricula that covers an array of topics from leadership development and citizenship to aerospace and computers. There is a resource of ready-to-use programming for youth in the following ten 4-H curriculum areas:
  • Animal Science
  • Careers & Economic Education
  • Citizenship
  • Communications & Expressive Arts
  • Family Sciences
  • Foods, Nutrition, & Health
  • Leadership
  • Natural Resources & Environmental Education: Plants, soil & entomology
  • Science, engineering & technology

For more information on school enrichment curriculum, contact the Prince William 4-H office at 703-792-6286.

 

4-H Healthy Eating Active Living Program

This 4-H youth development program is designed to teach children about healthy lifestyles, addressing the issue of childhood obesity in today’s youth. The "Get Fit, That’s It” Curriculum includes:

  • Importance of healthy eating using My Plate
  • Planning healthy snacks and breakfast
  • How food choices contribute to healthy lifestyles
  • Make food and beverage choices based on nutritional content
Curriculum includes five SOL based lessons and activities for each grade level, grades preK-12. This program is currently taught in classrooms of Prince William County and City of Manassas school systems. 4-H staff will train teachers and volunteers to teach this program in the classroom. Every school has a kit available for each grade level. The Prince William County 4-H office also has kits available for check out. If you are interested in this program contact Linda King, Extension Agent, 4-H, at lking@pwcgov.org  
 
Printable Lesson Plans for Teachers:
                     
 
Safe at Home, Safe Alone
 
This 4-H youth development program is designed to teach children how to stay home alone safely. Curriculum includes a 100-page youth workbook complete with character role-plays, activities, and interactive exercises to engage both youth and parents on how to prepare for emergencies and more!
 
Topics covered in the Safe at Home: Safe Alone curriculum include....
  • Preparing to stay home alone
  • Creating family rules
  • Computer/Internet safety
  • Answering the telephone/door
  • Handling emergencies/disaster preparedness
  • Stranger Safety

This program is currently taught in all 4th grade classrooms of the Prince William County and City of Manassas school systems. We train volunteers to teach this program and provide all materials needed to administer the program. Contact the Safe at Home: Safe Alone Program Coordinator, LaWanda Diggs, at 703-792-4762, or        e-mail at ldiggs@pwcgov.org if you would like to have this program administered in your school or community youth organization.  

4-H Embryology: "The Beginning of Life" Project

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The 'Beginning of Life' 4-H project is designed to help youth obtain a better understanding of life and embryonic development. 4-H educational materials guide students through each step of the hatching process from preparing the eggs for incubation to building a brooder for the newly hatched chicks.
These educational materials address Standards of Learning (SOL’s) for math, science, English, life science, and computer technology.
Click here for information on 4-H Embryology 2014 and to register for the project. Click here for group enrollment form for school classroom.
 

 4-H Virginia Cooperative Extension
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas VA 20109
703-792-6286 - e-mail
Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6289/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120