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4-H Aquatic Science Leader's Guide
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4-H Aquatic Science Leader's Guide

This guide was created for parents and adult leaders, who can be a big help to the 4-H member. The manual includes suggestions on working with 4-H youth. It also gives guidelines for exhibits and action demonstrations an...

4-H Child Development Helper's Guide
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4-H Child Development Helper's Guide

This is the helper's guide for the 4-H Child Development curriculum. The curriculum is designed to help young people develop knowledge regarding children in areas of development, health and safety, food and nutrition, di...

4-H Geology Helper's Guide
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4-H Geology Helper's Guide

The 4-H Geology project encourages students to collect and identify rocks and to learn how the earth was formed. This manual was created for parents and adult leaders, who can be a big help if they are involved with chi...

4-H Shooting Sports Education Project Leader's Guide
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4-H Shooting Sports Education Project Leader's Guide

This guide was created for parents and adult leaders, who can be a big help to the 4-H member. The manual includes answers to puzzles and questions posed in the three student manuals. It also gives guidelines for exhibit...

4-H Wildlife Project Leader's Guide
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4-H Wildlife Project Leader's Guide

This 28-page, online manual is a resource for Indiana 4-H Wildlife leaders and judges. It includes notes and answers to questions in all four youth Indiana 4-H Wildlife manuals. The series of manuals was written for yout...

A Guide for 4-H Animal Care (25/pkg)
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A Guide for 4-H Animal Care (25/pkg)

The purpose of this publication is to assist 4-H members, their parents and volunteer leaders in the proper daily care of animals owned by the 4-H members and their parents. ...

A Perfect Fit:  A Leader's Guide
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A Perfect Fit: A Leader's Guide

This guide provides 4-H leaders and volunteers with information to assist them in their efforts to assimilate all youth into various programs offered by 4-H. It contains information on the rights of children with disab...

A Perfect Fit: 4-H Involvement for Your Child
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A Perfect Fit: 4-H Involvement for Your Child

This publication lists the various 4-H projects that are available to youth. ...

A Perfect Fit: 4-H Involvement for Youth with Disabilities
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A Perfect Fit: 4-H Involvement for Youth with Disabilities

This talks about the Americans Disabilities Act of 1990 and how 4-H can see that children with disabilities can participate in 4-H. ...

A Perfect Fit: Disability Awareness Activity Guide
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A Perfect Fit: Disability Awareness Activity Guide

This 8-page leaflet contains several exercises that help youth and adults understand what it is like for a person who faces daily challenges imposed by a disability. It is important for people who do not have a disabilit...

Adult Behavioral Expectations to Promote the Well-Being of Youth
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Adult Behavioral Expectations to Promote the Well-Being of Youth

This agreement outlines the behavioral expectations for Extension educators, staff and volunteers who work with 4-H Youth Development Programs. By signing the agreement, individuals are making a collective statement that...

Aerospace Group Activity Helper's Guide
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Aerospace Group Activity Helper's Guide

This helper's guide provides several group oriented experiences that will keep youth coming back for more. Many ideas are included in this guide for hands-on experiential group activities, such as an aerospace quiz bowl,...

Aerospace Organizer's Guide
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Aerospace Organizer's Guide

The information in this guide has been developed to assist older youth, volunteer coordinators, youth professionals and aerospace project coordinators to be successful organizing and supporting youth aerospace groups. ...

Ages and Stages of Child and Youth Development (A Guide for 4-H Leaders)
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Ages and Stages of Child and Youth Development (A Guide for 4-H Leaders)

This publication discusses the characteristics that are common to children at five age levels--6 to 8, 9 to 11, 12 to 14, 15 to 17, and 18 to 19. The intent is to give 4-H leaders insight into the needs and interests of ...

Alternatives for All:  Policy Issues Associated with Alternative Education
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Alternatives for All: Policy Issues Associated with Alternative Education

The purpose of this community guide is to provide a framework around which community members can discuss the policy issues associated with alternative education. The guide presents information both from research and prac...

Alternatives for All: Policy Issues Associated with Alternative Education (10/pkg)
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Alternatives for All: Policy Issues Associated with Alternative Education (10/pkg)

This six-page publication entitled, "Policy Issues Associated with Alternative Education" is a community guide for community members who want to explore their education options. It presents questions for discussion on ...

Beef Group Helper's Guide
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Beef Group Helper's Guide

Helpers find a variety of group learning activities, including skillathons, quiz bowls, games, presentations, Beef Bingo and several management skill activities. (40 pages)...

Cat Group Helper's Guide
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Cat Group Helper's Guide

Helpers will find the group activities in this guide an excellent way to involve everyone in learn-by-doing cat project sessions. (40 pages)...

Communications Activity Helper's Guide
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Communications Activity Helper's Guide

Helpers support youth as they interact, and strengthen personal communication skills through skillathons, communication games, demonstrations and creating advertisements. (40 pages)...

Consumer Savvy Activity Helper's Guide
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Consumer Savvy Activity Helper's Guide

The Helper's Guide provides supplemental materials that help adult volunteers facilitate learning situations for various ages of youth. Numerous group activities are included to help youth develop essential life skills a...

Dairy Cattle Group Helper's Guide
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Dairy Cattle Group Helper's Guide

These activities will bring any meeting to life. Helpers guide youth as they play Dairy Bingo, and participate in dairy quiz bowls, dairy pyramid game and a dairy skillathon! (40 pages)...

Dairy Goat Group Helper's Guide
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Dairy Goat Group Helper's Guide

Helpers will appreciate this resource as they plan group meetings to get youth involved and excited to learn about goats. Youth will enjoy playing goat-related games, conducting skillathons, giving demonstrations, partic...

Down-to-Earth: Gardening in the Classroom
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Down-to-Earth: Gardening in the Classroom

Developed by North Carolina A & T University, this award winning activity guide is an excellent resource for school enrichment programs. Inside, outside, makes no difference where you are, this is a curriculum that will ...

Energy Investigators Facilitator's Guide
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Energy Investigators Facilitator's Guide

Energy Investigators is a curriculum developed to help middle-school youth learn about energy conservation and alternative methods of energy generation. This faciliator's guide, which was designed for use with the Energy...

Entomology: Facilitators guide
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Entomology: Facilitators guide

Welcome to the 4-H Entomology project! The Teaming with Insects curriculum is written for youth who enjoy learning about science and nature by studying insects. As a project facilitator you will work with youth interest...

Environment Helper's Guide
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Environment Helper's Guide

Teens, volunteers and parents who support youth in this project will find useful information and activities to help plan, manage and teach an environment education program and outdoor activities. Group activities include...

Foods Helper's Guide
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Foods Helper's Guide

This guide provides the helper with exciting and fun activities, ideas, and content to help with this challenge and exciting role. Each project is designed to teach proper nutrition and how to become a better consumer. S...

Forestry: Group Activity Helper's Guide
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Forestry: Group Activity Helper's Guide

The Helper's Guide provides useful forest information, group youth activities and practical tips for volunteers. Using this curriculum, youth develop a life-long appreciation for forests and have loads of fun in the proc...

Garden Leader's Guide
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Garden Leader's Guide

This guide provides the leader with activities, ideas and content to help support youth growth and learning in a caring and supportive environment. Included are easy-to-use reference tables, and group activities that can...

Horse: Group Activity Helper's Guide
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Horse: Group Activity Helper's Guide

The Helper's Guide provides supplemental materials that help volunteers facilitate learning situations for youth. Group activities are included to help youth develop essential life skills as they pursue their interest in...

Horticulture Helper's Guide
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Horticulture Helper's Guide

This guide provides instructions for all three levels of the 4-H horticulture project. The guide includes group activities that can be adapted, information on growing plants and answers to some of the activities in the y...

Indiana 4-H Lamas: Llamas & Alpacas, Helper's Guide
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Indiana 4-H Lamas: Llamas & Alpacas, Helper's Guide

The Lamas Helper's Guide was created for parents and adult leaders, who can be a big help if they are involved with children's learning in this project. The manual includes answers to puzzles and questions posed in the ...

Indiana 4-H Leader Guide:  4-H Program Planning
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Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: 4-H Program Planning

This leader guide provides helpful hints for 4-H leaders when planning activities for their 4-H clubs. Information is provided for establishing clear goals, activities and events that would benefit the club members. ...

Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: Fund Raising in 4-H
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Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: Fund Raising in 4-H

This publication provides principles to follow to have a successful fund-raiser. It also explains why fund-raisers are important to 4-H clubs. Ideas for fund-raisers are included....

Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: Parents
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Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: Parents

This publication provides information on how 4-H leaders can encourage parents to participate and support their children in 4-H. It suggests holding a special parents' meeting, having a parents' night and also offers se...

Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: Recreation
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Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: Recreation

In this publication, 4-H leaders will learn about fun-filled activities they can plan for their 4-H club meetings. The publication explains how to choose, prepare and lead games. In addition, it offers several game ideas...

Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: Teaching Techniques
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Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: Teaching Techniques

One of the most important responsibilities of a volunteer 4-H leader is to help youth acquire skills and knowledge to reach their goals. This publication provides different teaching techniques such as discussion groups, ...

Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: The 4-H Meeting
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Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: The 4-H Meeting

This publication is written for 4-H leaders and focuses on making 4-H meetings productive. The publication includes an example timeframe of what should be covered in a typical meeting. It also lists the duties of all the...

Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: What Is 4-H?
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Indiana 4-H Leader Guide: What Is 4-H?

This publication includes information for new 4-H leaders. The publication includes the purpose of 4-H, 4-H history, 4-H colors, the motto and the 4-H pledge. It also provides information on joining 4-H....

Junior Leader Advisor Resource Guide
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Junior Leader Advisor Resource Guide

This publication is a resource guide for volunteers acting as advisors to groups of Junior Leaders....

Junior Master Gardener Teacher/Leader Guide
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Junior Master Gardener Teacher/Leader Guide

The Junior Master Gardener materials engage children in learning experiences that promote a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. Kids and parents alike can enjoy JMG ...

Leader Expectations for the Indiana 4-H- Program
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Leader Expectations for the Indiana 4-H- Program

This four-page guide is meant to be an educational tool useful to those interested in becoming a 4-H volunteer. The guide also provides instructions to document your current behavior as 4-H leaders and design a plan for ...

Meat Goats Helper's Guide
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Meat Goats Helper's Guide

The Meat Goat Helper's Guide is packed with activities that involve the entire group. Youth will enjoy planning a program, completing a project records, developing a management calendar, completing a meat quality assuran...

Microwave: Group Activity Helper's Guide
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Microwave: Group Activity Helper's Guide

This guide provides group activities and answers to the questions posed in the youth guides. So just say the magic words "Open Sesame" and enter into the Microwave Magic World. (28 pages)...

Mission to Mars Leader's Guide (pilot)
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Mission to Mars Leader's Guide (pilot)

The 4-H Mission to Mars curriculum series is full of exciting, hands-on activities that introduce students to the complex issues involved with living on Mars. All the lessons are based on current research at the NASA Spe...

Personality Helper's Guide
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Personality Helper's Guide

The Personality Helper's Guide is a manual for leaders/helpers who help youth with the series of activity guides in the Personality curriculum. The curriculum consists of four manuals designed to help youths learn more a...

Poultry Helper's Guide
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Poultry Helper's Guide

Youth will enjoy participating in the 15 group activities in the Poultry Helper's Guide. (40 pages)...

Project LEAD: Leader's Manual
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Project LEAD: Leader's Manual

Project LEAD (Legal Education to Arrest Delinquency) is a special 4-H curriculum designed to prevent juvenile delinquency by helping students in the upper elementary grades learn to make choices and be aware of the co...

Service Learning Helper's Guide
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Service Learning Helper's Guide

This exciting guide for leaders offers group service learning activities like community mapping, identifying group roles and journaling. It offers advice for mentors seeking to guide youth through enriching learning expe...

Sheep Helper's Guide
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Sheep Helper's Guide

Group Activity Guide in the Sheep series filled with numerous animal goup activity. ...

Soil & Water Conservation Leader's Guide
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Soil & Water Conservation Leader's Guide

This includes an overview of the Soil and Water project, group activities, solutions to activities in the members' manuals, definitions, and resources. ...

Sportfishing Helper's Guide
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Sportfishing Helper's Guide

For the group helper looking for activities that will involve the entire group and even the parents, this guide is an excellent resource. Youth work together to identify fish characteristics, plan the club year, design a...

Suggestions for Conducting an Indiana 4-H Bicycle Rodeo
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Suggestions for Conducting an Indiana 4-H Bicycle Rodeo

This project allows members to demonstrate their knowledge of bicycle maintenance, safety, and operation. This book lists the rodeo goals, organizers' responsibilities, equipment needed, official rules, and skill events....

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Supplemental Information for Promoting the Well-Being of Youth: Ext Educators, Staff & Volunteers Who Work With 4-H

Provides information on expectations, youth-in-crisis recommended actions, underage and illegal use of drugs legal requirements, ADA, tax deductions, and other areas that affect all that work with youth in the 4-H progra...

Teaching Wildlife Habitat Evaluation
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Teaching Wildlife Habitat Evaluation

This publication will guide coaches and teachers working with participants in the Wildlife Habitat Evaluation Program Career Development Event. It contains information about the competition and provides resources that pa...

The Power of the Wind Facilitator Guide
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The Power of the Wind Facilitator Guide

The Power of the Wind activities involve young people in the engineering design process as they learn about the wind and its uses. Facilitator's Guide....

Veterinary Group Activity Helper's Guide
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Veterinary Group Activity Helper's Guide

The Helper's Guide provides supplemental materials that help adult volunteers facilitate learning situations for various ages of youth. Group activities are included to help youth develop essential life skills as they pu...

Weather Leader's Guide
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Weather Leader's Guide

This guide was developed to help volunteer 4-H leaders work with the 4-H Weather Project. It includes goals and suggestions for each of the youth weather manuals (4-H 346, 379, 399, and 426). The Weather Project series a...

Woodworking Helper's Guide
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Woodworking Helper's Guide

This guide provides the helper with a variety of group activities that will help youth broaden their understanding of the basic woodworking concepts. A number of ideas for additional woodworking activities are included. ...

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Youth Behavioral Expectations

This is a document that youth leaders sign. These Youth Behavioral Expectations give 4-H teen leaders the opportunity to reaffirm their commitment and dedication to the well-being of 4-H members. When all individuals sig...