North Carolina 4-H educational materials are developed by specialists from NC State and NC A&T State Universities to provide experiential learning opportunities for youth ages 5-18.
Here you will find options to suit a wide variety of educational needs, from quick “Grab and Go” lessons,  full curricula units that go deeper into standards, to comprehensive programs for helping youth develop healthy lifestyles. All of our curricula are designed with a Learning by Doing approach, and many of the materials include virtual components to support a range of learning environments. With NC 4-H, you can count on current, research-based information aligned with NC and National K-12 standards.
If you are located in North Carolina, you can receive direct educational support from the 4-H agent in your county. If you are not an NC educator or 4-H Volunteer, contact the NC 4-H office at nc4hcurriculum@ncsu.edu

Virtual Resources

Virtual Resources include online materials and activities that are matched to a 4-H Curriculum or content-based experience. These resources are aligned to the NC and National K-12 educational standards. Virtual learning resources allow educators to teach age-appropriate research-based content to youth and provide experiential and project-based learning activities for youth to practice what they have learned. Youth activities might include videos, mapping, scavenger hunts, games, polls, and other virtual engagement activities.

Visit our Virtual Resources page.

Grab and Go’s

Grab-and-Go lessons are 45 to 90-minute educational lessons designed to integrate into classroom instruction or in club activities as a single workshop experience or as supplemental to other educational activities. These activities are aligned to the NC and National K-12 educational standards. Most materials for grab-and-go lessons may be found around the home.

Visit our Grab and Go page.

4-H Curriculum

NC 4-H curricula include a series of 6 or more lessons that focus on a research-based content area. All NC 4-H curricula are aligned to the NC and National K-12 educational standards.

NC 4-H Curricula are available for use by working with your NC 4-H agent. If you would like your own hard copy, or live outside of North Carolina, select NC 4-H titles are available for purchase through UNC Press.

Your purchase helps ensure that our curricula will stay current with state and national educational standards as well as provide additional curricula materials locally to North Carolina 4-H agents, youth, and volunteers.

To learn more, visit our 4-H Curricula page.

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