4-H EALRs

Program Contact: Seth Wendzel, Experiential Education Coordinator
509-667-6540 • seth.wendzel@wsu.edu

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Essential Academic Learning Requirements

The 4-H Challenge program’s learning outcomes naturally parallel those defined in Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs). For example:

Communication

1) Students uses listening and observation skills to gain understanding.

1.1 Students will be able to focus attention
1.2 Students will be able to listen and observe to gain and interpret information
1.3 Students will be able to check for understanding by asking questions and paraphrasing

2) Students communicates ideas clearly and effectively.

2.2 Students will be able to develop content and ideas

  • Develop a topic or theme
  • Organize thoughts around a clear beginning, middle, and end
  • Use transitional sentences and phrases to connect related ideas
  • Speak coherently and compellingly

2.3 Students will be able to use effective delivery

  • Adjust speaking strategies for a variety of audiences and purposes by varying tone, pitch, and pace of speech to create effect and aid communication

2.4 Students will be able to use effective language and style

  • Use language that is grammatically correct, precise, engaging and well-suited to topic, audience, and purpose

2.5 Students will be able to effectively use action, sound, and/or images to support presentations

3) Students uses communication strategies and skills to work effectively with others.

3.1 Students will be able to use language to interact effectively and responsibly with others
3.2 Students will be able to work cooperatively as a member of a group
3.3 Students will be able to seek agreement and solutions through discussion

4) Students analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of formal and informal communication.

4.1 Students will be able to assess strengths and need for improvement

  • Assess own and others’ communication strengths and needs and set goals for improvement

4.2 Students will be able to seek and offer feedback

  • Seek and use feedback to improve communication
  • Offer suggestions and comments to others

Civics

4) Students understands the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the principles of democratic civic involvement.

Students will be able to understand individual rights and their accompanying responsibilities

Health & Fitness

1) Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain an active life:  movement, physical fitness, and nutrition.

Students will be able to develop fundamental physical skills and progress to complex movement activities as physically able

1.2 Students will be able to incorporate rules and safety procedures into physical activities

2) Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a healthy life:  recognize patterns of growth and development, reduce health risks, and live safely.

2.3 Students will be able to acquire skills to live safely

  • Anticipate risky situations and demonstrate skills to promote safety
  • Evaluate strategies and develop a plan to manage stress constructively and lawfully
  • Identify situations and decisions related to drug use
3) Students analyze and evaluate the impact of real-life influences on health.

Students will be able to understand how environmental factors affect one’s health

Students will be able to use social skills to protect health and safety in a variety of situations

3.4 Students will be able to understand how emotions influence decision-making develop strategies to avoid or minimize risky situations

4) Students effectively analyze health and safety information to develop health and fitness plans based on life goals.

4.1 Students will be able to assess needs and resources

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