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4-H Home Environment

February 26, 2019

SUPERINTENDENT:Purdue Extension-Monroe County Office 812-349-2575

Monroe County Achievement Record Sheet required

All exhibits must include the Home Environment Exhibit Card 4-H-1011-D-W

For the Home Environment project, 4-H members may choose from three possible exhibit categories in each division: a furniture item and notebook, a design board and notebook, or a portfolio. Division 3 participants also have a fourth choice: Independent Study.

NOTE: Each division has several options per category from which to choose. We suggest that 4-H members either choose a different option each year or show how they expanded on the same option (portfolio and furniture categories only) used in previous years.

Home Environment Project: Exhibit Categories

Furniture Item and Notebook - An actual piece of furniture accompanied by a standard notebook (3-ring binder) explaining the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the chosen project. It is suggested to include pictures showing where the item will be used as well as pictures of the member doing the project, but this is not required. Always place your identification information in the notebook and on the furniture.

Design Board and Notebook - standard 22” x 28” poster (See General Poster Rules, page 12). An identification name tag must be attached in the lower right corner. The notebook is to help explain the who, what, when, where, why and how of the chosen design. This can be a “Before and After” or “Plan in the Future” project.

Portfolio - standard notebook (3-ring binder). If 4-H members choose to do this option more than one year, we suggest that they keep the previous year’s materials in the notebook. Place materials for the current year in the front, with the previous year’s materials clearly marked or labeled at the back. Always place your identification information in the notebook.

Other information:

LEVEL 1: Grades 3-5

Furniture Options: Exhibit any of the following items demonstrating color, texture, and/or line and shape that would help complete a room. Include your notebook. (See “Furniture Item and Notebook” explanation above.)

Design Board Options

Portfolio Options

LEVEL 2: Grades 6-8

Manual: Home Environment Design Decisions (University of Nebraska). This one manual is to be used for grades 6-12 as a resource and a reference. Indiana 4-H exhibit options are not listed in the University of Nebraska manual. You are referred to the Indiana 4-H Youth development website: https://extension.purdue.edu/4h or you local county 4-H handbook for exhibit option details.

Furniture Options: Exhibit any of the following items demonstrating color, texture, and/or line and shape that would help complete a room. Include your notebook. (See “Furniture Item and Notebook” explanation above.)

Design Board Options

Portfolio Options

LEVEL 3: Grades 9-12

The manual, Home Environment Design Decisions, is to be used for grades 6-12 as a resource and a reference. Indiana 4-H exhibit options are not listed in this University of Nebraska manual. Please referred to the Indiana 4-H Youth Development website: https://extension.purdue.edu/4h or your county 4-H handbook for exhibit option details.

Furniture Options: Exhibit any of the following items demonstrating color, texture, and/or line and shape that would help complete your room along with your notebook. (See “Furniture Item and Notebook” explanation above.)

Design Board Options

Portfolio Options

Independent Study Option

Youth in grades 9–12 have the option of doing an independent study project. Those 4-H members who choose this option must review their ideas with their 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator and/or Home Environment project leader to make sure they have selected an appropriate topic/exhibit.

State Fair Entry: Two entries from each level may be chosen

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