Navigating Citizenship, Levels 1 and 2
The 4-H Citizenship Curriculum incorporates several different successful models of civic engagement to educate members about three specific areas: Montana Government, United States Federal Government and Montana Tribal Government. You will learn how to get involved, who’s who and how each of us fits into the overall government process. Discover how to become an active citizen when you participate in this project.
There are two units in this project, and it can be taken over a three-year period. In Level 1, middle school youth will complete three activities in the Montana Government section and write a bill. They can choose to attend and present their bill at the 4-H Citizenship Seminar held in Helena every two years (must apply through your county). In Level 2, high school youth complete five activities related to Federal or Tribal Governments and have a choice of applying for the Citizenship Washington Focus trip in Washington D.C. if they are at least 15 years old. In addition, youth will want to take a service learning project.
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As you discover the world with this 4-H project, learn what it means to be a global citizen, find out about other cultures and cultural exchange programs.
This project can be completed throughout your 4-H career. Level 1: Complete a cultural study and seven activities. Level 2: Complete three activities and ask your family to host an international exchange delegate (ages 10+); prepare for and reflect on your experience. Level 3: Complete three activities and travel with 4-H to another state or country as an exchange delegate (for high school youth, age 14+); prepare for and reflect on your experience.
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Interstate Exchanges give an opportunity to travel and learn about other states within the United States. You must either host a youth from another state or county or stay in another state or county with a youth. This project will allow you to taste other foods and participate in events and activities with 4-H’ers in other states. Learn about geography, meet other people, have lots of fun traveling and siteseeing. The guide will lead you through the process, help think about traveling and safety and give great ideas to implement during travel.
Complete a project journal including the areas outlined in the youth guide and plan a project report using a form of media such as TV, radio or newsletter. Guidelines for eligibility in the exchange program are set by counties.