4-H Summer of Discovery Week 2: Travel

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    4-H Summer of Discovery Week 2: Travel

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    Discover Travel! Don’t let COVID keep you at home, enjoy an outing with these staycation curriculums and travel to ancient lands and cultures!  Explore the pharaohs of Egypt or climb to the top of Manchu Pichu or try your hand at mummification or go on an African safari – you can do all this from the comfort of your home.  In addition, 4-H Online Fair Exhibition ideas are identified with each weekly theme.  Try something new and see if you find a SPARK! 

     

    Discover 4-H Curriculums 

    Discover Ancient Egypt

      • Learn about Hieroglyphics
      • Create a Cartouche
      • Create your own alphabet
      • Learn about the process of pyramid construction and build a sugar pyramid
      • Build and fill a tomb with treasure
      • Mummify apples
      • Make a mummy
      • Build a senet board (Egyptian game) and learn to play
      • Learn about and hold an Egyptian party

     

    Discover Trip to Peru

      • Learn about planning an international trip
      • Learn about creating a trip budget
      • Learn a few basic spanish phrases
      • Make Lomo Saltado - A popular Peruvian dish
      • Take a photo tour of the Plaza de Armas in Lima
      • Make Ceviche Con Camote - A Peruvian fish dish
      • Learn about the Quechua language and a few basic phrases
      • Make Pollo A La Brasa - A Peruvian poultry dish
      • Make Quinoa Atamalada Con Cuy - A peruvian guinea pig dish (substitute with chicken)

     

    Discover African Safari

      • Learn a few Swahili words 
      • Learn about grasslands, deserts, and jungles of Africa
      • Create a mini grassland
      • Learn about various African animals
      • Learn about Egyptian hieroglyphics
      • Learn about petroglyphs and make African sandpaper art
      • Create African masks
      • Make paper beads
      • Learn about peanuts and their influence on African agriculture
      • Make a peanut necklace
      • Make a rain stick
      • Make African drums
      • Make a mancala board and learn to play
      • Learn about African hunting and make spears
      • Make an oasis smoothie

     

    Discover Archaeology

      • Learn about how historical sites are excavated and participate in gelatin excavation or a mock dig
      • Participate in pottery restoration

     

    Discover Engineering an Empire

      • Learn about Roman arches and aqueducts and practice building them
      • Learn about becoming a soldier in the Republican and Imperial Roman armies
      • Learn about Chinese water pumps and try making a few
      • Learn how Egyptians used the Nile for transportation and try building a boat
      • Learn about the legacy of Greek math and test your hand at building the Parthenon 
      • Learn about British catapults and test your hand at making one
      • Engineer your own empire using skills you learned above
     

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    4-H Fair Projects

    Looking for a Fair project? Try something new by checking out the following Divisions and Classes where you can submit a travel and cultural based Fair project.

    Click HERE for more 4-H Indoor Exhibit Information.

     

    Division A - Citizenship/Civic Education:

    • CLASS A – CITIZENSHIP/CIVIC EDUCATION 

    Division B - Communications and Expressive Arts:

    • CLASS BA - COMMUNICATION ARTS
    • CLASS BB - PERFORMING ARTS
    • CLASS BCA - ARTS AND CRAFTS
    • CLASS BCAJ – JEWELRY
    • CLASS BCAP – PAPER CRAFT
    • CLASS BCBC – POTTERY/SCULPTURE

    Division F - Personal Development and Leadership: 

    • CLASS FA – 4-H PROMOTION
    • CLASS FD – CLOVERBUDS (Grades K-2)

    Division H - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: 

    • CLASS HA – SCIENCE
    • CLASS HBA - COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
    • CLASS HC – ENGINEERING
    • CLASS HF – MAKER

     

    4-H Contests (Some contests may be finished for the 4-H Year): 

    • FCS Presentation
    • 4-H Demonstrations
    • Prepared Public Speaking
    • Impromptu Public Speaking
    • 4-H Portfolios and Resumes

     

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    Looking for even more ways to have fun this summer? Check out the activity kits we have available! Pickup days are Monday and Friday at the 4-H Office. Reserve yours today!