The curriculum consists of six lessons, which include experiential learning activities and inquiry-based learning to support the National 4-H Citizenship Mission Mandate. The curriculum highlights the key focus areas of citizenship as defined by the National 4-H Headquarters. These areas include:
- Civic Education
- Civic Engagement
- Personal Development
- Service Learning
- Strengthen communication, leadership and other citizenship skills on a local, state and national level.
- Understand the importance of civic and social responsibilities as they relate to the development of better citizens and leaders.
- Exchange ideas, practice respect and form friendships with other youth from diverse backgrounds.
- Empower young people to be well-informed citizens who are actively engaged in their communities and the world.
Each lesson is supported with four different facilitator and student pieces:
- We the People lesson plan
- Lesson PowerPoint® presentations
- Lesson agenda
- 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus/Capstone Event Newsletter
Additional resources are available to support citizenship programming on the We the People curriculum website: www.4h.unl.edu/wethepeople