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We're part of a great big world. Explore new cultures from anywhere you choose, even different cultures right here in the United States. The Passport to the World project lets you explore another country and learn about it's government, history, people, and popular cultures. WeConnect helps you explore cultural differences and expand your mind and become part of the global community. These projects are open to groups and individuals.

CLICK HERE to download the Passport To The World Spark Sheet

CLICK HERE to download the Diversity Spark Sheet

Project Levels

PASSPORT TO THE WORLD   

Study a country’s government, agriculture, housing, and industry while you explore cultures through food, clothing, music, and crafts. Take as either an individual or group project.

Resources to Help You Learn

  • 4-H Passport to the World: A Country Study Guide
  • Seeing i2i: Adventures in Diversity & Cultural Awareness
    This book and leader guide package is designed for middle school youth ages 11-14. It can be done as an independent project by a single 4-H member or as a series of small group sessions led by a 4-H volunteer leader. Members will gain self awareness, explore beliefs and views of others, develop skills for engaging others who are different from themselves, and become inspired to continue their journey of cultural awareness.
  • WeConnect
    As a group, explore your own and others’ identities and cultural difference, develop and refine your international thinking skills, demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively within an intercultural context, and experience how you are a part of the an interconnected, global community.
  • ¡Que Rico! La Cultura Bilingual Helper's Guide
    Youth will discover the Latino culture as they develop an understanding of the Latino people and their traditional art forms. Some activities include making a rain stick, pole puppet, day pot, piñata, mural, or a food recipe.
  • 4-H Passport to the World: A Country Study Guide
    As a group, study a country’s government, agriculture, housing, and industry while you explore different cultures through food, clothing, music, and crafts.

State Fair Exhibit Rules

Each county may submit 1 individual entry from 50233 or 50234; 1 club entry from 50235; and 1 entry from 50236. Due to space restrictions, exhibits are limited to 2’ 6” wide and 15” deep.

Passport to the World, Individual (SF 50233)

Prepare a display illustrating what you have learned about a country’s or U.S. region’s geography, economy, agriculture, people, language, housing, culture, music, crafts, clothing, holidays or other aspect. Exhibit should be educational in nature and should not promote one’s beliefs over another person’s beliefs. The exhibit may include, but isn’t limited to, original works, objects, demonstrations, digital presentations, programs, websites, games, apps, performances, or posters which you have made. Choose whatever method best shows what you’ve learned. You must furnish any equipment you need for your exhibit. Internet service will not be provided for the exhibit. All exhibits must include something visual, such as a printed copy of a digital presentation, which will remain on display during the exhibition. Electronic equipment will only be used during your personal judging time and will not remain on display during the entire exhibit period. Include the project manual with completed sections that pertain to the exhibit information. Due to space restrictions, exhibits are limited to 2’ 6” wide and 15” deep.

Diversity & Cultural Awareness (SF 50234)

Create a display or binder portfolio that illustrates the results of a minimum of three (3) completed activities from the project book. Due to space restrictions, exhibits are limited to 2’ 6” wide and 15” deep.

Intercultural Ready4Life Challenge (SF 50236)

Open to 11- to 18-year-olds enrolled in any Intercultural project. Exhibits in this category must include the following: a) a physical representation of the career or business product such as a model, prototype or display/portfolio that includes images of accomplished work; b) verbal or written explanations that demonstrate knowledge of the related career or business fields, potential careers, and the appropriate requirements for achievement in those fields. The judging criteria for this class values thoroughness of career and/or business exploration and pursuit above the workmanship of the physical specimen on display.

Intercultural Maker (SF 50400)

Counties may submit 3 entries TOTAL combined from all Maker exhibit divisions.

Exhibits in this category are designed to be multi-disciplinary in nature, innovative, and must not fit into any other exhibit category. To qualify for this category, your project MUST abide by the following guidelines:

  • Exhibits must be an object or device that has an intended purpose and uses technology in either a mechanical way, digital (computer) way, or combination of the two.
  • The device must be something that can be used in everyday life by multiple people (a target audience), and MUST be manufactured/built by the exhibitor (If not fully manufactured by the exhibitor, the device MUST be modified structurally or be reprogramed to perform a different function other than what it was designed to do
  • Exhibit MUST be able to interact with the outside world. (e.g. an on off switch, input sensors, feedback, etc.)
  • Exhibits MUST include a detailed build log with instructions on how to make or build the exhibit, AND contain either a 3D rendering or detailed and labeled sketches of the device/product.
  • All parts and software used in the design/build MUST be listed in a detailed Bill of Materials including cost per item and total cost. Total time spent on the build must be documented in your build log.

In addition, exhibitors are HIGHLY encouraged to use tools such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, routers and/or other hand/power tools to help in the manufacturing process (NOTE: Simply 3-D printing or laser cutting an object without the other specifications does not qualify as a Maker Project). It is also HIGHLY encouraged that exhibits use Open Source Software and/or Hardware in the build.

Passport to the World, Club, Includes Passport to the World and Latino Cultural Arts Projects (SF 50235)

Exhibit a display illustrating the steps that the club has completed on the project selected for the year. Include a written outline or report of accomplishments and future goals. The exhibit may include, but isn’t limited to, original works, objects, demonstrations, digital presentations, programs, websites, games, apps, performances, or posters which you have made. Choose whatever method best shows what you’ve learned. You must furnish any equipment you need for your exhibit. Internet service will not be provided for the exhibit. All exhibits must include something visual, such as a printed copy of a digital presentation, which will remain on display during the exhibition. Electronic equipment will only be used during your personal judging time and will not remain on display during the entire exhibit period. The display must be accompanied by 3 or more club exhibitors at the time of the judge’s critique. Club members should make a 5- to 10-minute presentation to the judge. All club members present for the judge's critique should be able to discuss the project and answer questions. Only club members present for judging who participate in the actual critique and presentation are eligible for ribbons and premiums. Due to space restrictions, exhibits are limited to 2’ 6” wide and 15” deep.