4-H and Youth

WVU Extension Service
4-H Global Citizenship Curriculum

The overall goal of this curriculum is to develop and disseminate hands-on learning resources around the topic of global education. Specific objectives include:

  • Provide Extension educators and youth development practitioners with a hands-on global education curriculum,
  • Increase knowledge of global education concepts and opportunities,
  • Instill a desire for youth to learn about other cultures, customs, and global issues that may impact their community, county, nation, and world.

The curriculum is designed around five categories that include: agriculture and food; arts and history; communication, media, and technology; geography; and global issues. Each category consists of several skill-a-thons. A skill-a-thon is a competitive or noncompetitive learn-by-doing activity. This teaching method helps youths develop both life and project skills. A skill-a-thon works well at a project meeting, club meeting, camp classes, after-school sessions, in the classroom, or at a mall or fair.

Agriculture & Food Skill-a-thons

Arts & History Skill-a-thons

Communication, Media & Technology Skill-a-thons

Geography Skill-a-thons

Global Issues Skill-a-thons

Each skill-a-thon has identified national educational standards. You may view these by downloading: National Educational Standards .