Teacher Resources

4-H offers many curricula that might be useful to teachers.

Tropicana Public Speaking Contest. Teachers, look for information in the mail in January. This educational program, designed to introduce fourth, fifth and sixth grade children to the concept of public speaking, is administered by your local 4-H Cooperative Extension Office and sponsored by Tropicana (PepsiCo, Inc.) Students throughout Florida will compete in classroom and school-wide speaking contests with winners going on to a county competition.

Embryology. 4-H Embryology teaches students about science and respect for life. Students hatch chicks in the classroom and witness the exciting miracle of life. Students take the responsibilities of caring for the fertilized eggs and then the chicks after they have hatched.  Following each session, the hatched birds are given to local farmers or adopted out to students.

Spin Clubs. A 4-H SPIN Club is a where five or more youth learn about a topic of interest, known as a 4-H Project. SPIN stands for Special Interest. Topics can include interests such as gardening, rocketry, cooking, photography, and much more. Project clubs are led by volunteers who have a passion and want to share their knowledge and skills with youth.