Welcome to the NC 4-H Curricula Site Learn by Doing Welcome to the NC 4-H Curricula Site Learn by Doing Welcome to the NC 4-H Curricula Site Learn by Doing

Welcome to NC 4-H’s Curriculum Space!

We are so glad that you choose to visit our site. This website provides educators and 4-H volunteers with high-quality, research-based educational materials for youth aged 5 through 18. All of our materials:

  • Are designed by content area specialists from North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University
  • Feature the most up-to-date, cutting-edge research available
  • Undergo a rigorous vetting process, including field pilots and revisions
  • Are aligned to North Carolina and National K-12 educational standards


Check out the For Educators pages to explore our materials.

Educator Resources

Welcome to our hub for virtual learning content. We have a wide variety of online materials and activities that are matched to a 4-H Curriculum or content-based experience. Below is a sample of what we offer. Visit our For Educators page to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find your local NC 4-H agent and additional opportunities provided by NC Cooperative Extension in your county through our Extension website.

Registration is done through the 4-H agent in your county. Contact your local 4-H agent about the program or curriculum that interests you.

If you live outside of North Carolina, these virtual opportunities are available through our NC 4-H Curriculum Team. Contact us at nc4-Hcurriculum@ncsu.edu.

Periodically, professional development is offered on 4-H Curricula. Educators and 4-H Club leaders can participate in professional development by working with their local 4-H agent.

Curriculum within NC 4-H provides an instructional map and educational materials for use by educators and students in multiple delivery modes to guide students’ learning.

The NC 4-H Curriculum Development Team tested and refined a curriculum development model that incorporates research-based content from the university level into a comprehensive field-tested curriculum package and includes evaluation from inception to delivery to review.

This model builds on the principles and best practices in the field of education and allows for the finished curriculum to be dynamic and responsive to changes in content knowledge. For more information about this model and the process of NC 4-H Curriculum Development check out this resource:

NC State University offers several curriculum-based programs which include professional development, full-time support, and evaluation. You can find more information about those programs on this website under the For Educators tab.

NC 4-H also offers larger-scale programs for youth across North Carolina including Civic Engagement, Youth Leadership, STEM, Healthy Living, and many more. To learn more about NC 4-H and how to get your youth involved, check out the NC 4-H Website or contact your local 4-H agent.

North Carolina 4-H is devoted to creating outstanding research-based educational materials for youth in NC. These materials are offered for FREE to educators across NC. If you are a teacher or 4-H club leader in NC, there is no cost for materials on this site if you work with your 4-H Agent.

If you are outside NC, please email the NC 4-H Curriculum Team for more information, at nc4-Hcurriculum@ncsu.edu.

For materials that are not automatically downloadable from this site, please contact your local NC 4-H agent either by phone or email.

If you are outside NC, please email the NC 4-H Curriculum Team at nc4-Hcurriculum@ncsu.edu