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Social Science Overview

  • Preparation for roles as a member of society, legal proceedings, public policy and inter-relations.

  • Practice leadership skills and roles, take part in community affairs, and demonstrate citizenship responsibility. 

  • Explore career, job and productive leisure opportunities.  Develop skills, knowledge and attitudes for lifelong use. 

  • Learn to use accepted practices for mental, physical and emotional health, and to respect yourself and others. 

  • Develop personal integrity, a sense of sportsmanship, team cooperation, and ability to speak in public through participation in related activities, such as demonstrations, talks, judging events, field days, tours and exhibits.

  • Share acquired knowledge and skills with other 4-H members.


Social Science Projects

 


Achievement
Project Leader:
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members:

  • Attain a broad knowledge of 4-H projects and activities and their contribution to improving family and community living.

  • Become a skilled, productive and self-directing individual.

  • Adopt and apply the latest practices and research findings to daily living.


Citizenship
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg (Co-Leader Needed)
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 1

  • Become aware of your relationship to others:  family, peers, state, nation and the world.

  • Acquire life skills that are essential for an individual to become an active, responsible citizen.

  • Demonstrate social responsibility.  

  • Learn to respect and respond to the needs, rights and responsibilities of others.

  • Gain insight into the principles, processes and structures of democracy.

  • Learn how issues affect the people of the world, affect us as a nation, and how the individual can become involved in addressing those issues.


Communications
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 1

  • Develop skills of expressing, imparting, and conveying information to others.

  • Develop poise and confidence while appearing before a group.

  • Gain new knowledge about a specific subject.

  • Learn to plan and organize thoughts to increase skills in communicating.

  • Teach and show others good methods and practices learned through 4-H and thus perform a service to the community.


Community Pride
Project Leader: Leader Needed/Annette Keenberg - Co-Leader
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader: Nick Keenberg
Members: 1

  • Increase awareness of the resources and dimensions of the community.

  • Have experience in gaining access to and making use of existing community resources.

  • Have experience in defining the community, the ways in which it's developing and how it makes decisions.

  • Participate in an analysis of community resources and needs.

  • Have direct involvement in the community's decision-making process.

  • Be involved in planning and action on specific community improvement projects.

  • Develop increased understanding of how these community experiences relate to parallel processes on other governmental levels.

  • Understand how and to whom information about community issues is communicated.


Computers
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 1

  • Explore the history and development of the computer in current and future applications.

  • Perform practical applications meeting the 4-HYD member's needs and interests.

  • Develop skills of expressing, imparting, and conveying information to others.

  • Describe the components of a computer and how they work together.

  • Design and construct at least one simple, operational program, using a computer language such as BASIC.

  • Explain the basic function of the computer and the terminology used in the industry.


Economics & Marketing
Project Leader:
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members:

  • Learn basic economic marketing and management principles of a free marketing system.

  • Investigate the cash and futures markets.

  • Apply economic marketing and management principles and tools to other 4-H projects.


Exchanges (Domestic and International)
Project Leader:
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members:

  • Broaden international understanding, culture of other states and nations, and importance of global understanding.

  • Learn technical knowledge and skills in modern agriculture, family and community life and rural youth education programs.

  • Provide educational opportunities which will assist delegates and exchanges in their intellectual growth, capacity for cross-cultural understanding, capacity for developing satisfying interpersonal relationships, ability to get along in a strange environment.

  • Develop skills in cross cultural communications.

  • Develop long-term relationship through personal exchanges with people in other states and nations.


Graphic Arts (Includes but not limited to calligraphy, map making, drawing, making posters, and painting).

  • Develop skills of expressing, imparting, and conveying information to others.

  • Develop skills and knowledge in designing and constructing useful, artistic items.

  • Understand principles of design (use of color, space, line, texture and shape).

Leadership
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 3

  • Identify and understand roles, attitudes, tasks and functions necessary for effective leadership.

  • Seek guidance in leadership development which will provide opportunities to develop self-confidence.

  • Strengthen local 4-H units by becoming involved in leadership responsibilities and encouraging other youth to do so.

  • Actively participate in program planning, development and implementation, and help recruit new members and leaders.


Public Speaking
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader: Nick Keenberg
Members: 1

  • Develop skills of expressing, imparting, and conveying information to others.

  • Recognize the need for obtaining pertinent information on a given topic.

  • Learn about organization of materials to be presented in a speech.

  • Develop a pleasing personal appearance before an audience.

  • Acquire the ability to speak convincingly in public.


Self Determined (Group Determined appropriate here)
Project Leader: Annette Keenberg
Teen Leader:
Jr. Leader:
Members: 1

  • Pursue a particular interest through 4-H that is not an extension of a standard 4-H project.

  • Learn how to use the decision making process.

  • Develop the ability to set goals and realistically evaluate abilities and interests.

  • Become aware of resources and how to use them to achieve goals.


 

 

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