4-H Youth Development

Project Guide Sheets - 2014

Guide sheets for "new" projects introduces in 2014.
Careers in Design and Construction
Explore the opportunities for making your 4-H project a life-long profession.
Design Portfolio
A portfolio is an accumulation of documents, photos, and reflections that summarizes the apparel design, interior design and/or hobbies and textile design work done during your 4-H career, as well as being a valuable source for ideas for future project work and resources. Each year, the member may add to the portfolio.
Elements and Principles of Design
Resources for learning the elements and principles of design.
Historic or Cultural Influences on Design and Construction
The purpose for these projects/products is for youth to research the various definitions of culture (ethnic, anthropological, pop, climate, religion, region, etc.) and/or history (past and present) and explain how its application influenced the design and construction of the project.
Interior Design and Construction
Leadership in Design and Construction
The primary purpose for this project is to grow and enhance your skills as a teacher and/or facilitator. The presentation should demonstrate the use of a lesson plan, experiential learning, teaching and learning styles and 4-H life skills.
Multi-media Presentation
Resources and guide for developing a multi-media presentation.
Recycle and Redesign
Recycling, refurbishing and redesign brings together concepts of design and construction in apparel, interiors, hobbies and textiles. 4-H members are encouraged to recycle an old fashion, home interior item, textile or other product into a new end product. The finished product might be the creation of a brand new item or embellishing an old.
Scientific Discovery
Projects and guides for applying Science to the design and construction projects.
Service-learning is more than "citizenship." Citizenship is only one piece of the total learning experience. Service-Learning intentionally integrates and emphasizes both service and learning. Youth engaged in service-learning not only provide direct service to the community, but also learn and grow in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Effective service-learning has benefits for young people, sponsoring organizations, communities, and society.
A story board, sometimes called a mood board, is used to organize ideas. A story board is a collage that uses pictures, drawings, and photographs to communicate an idea, process or emotion. These images will help guide the content of your apparel or interiors project.