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Exploring Citizenship, Unit VI: My Government

John Rutledge, Joy C. Jordan, and Dale Pracht

Exploring Citizenship, Unit VI: My Government (4HCIM15) is a citizenship and leadership publication for 4-H members ages 14 and over. This unit focuses on the government systems, laws, and voting. Becoming a good citizen includes understanding the government. The accompanying leaders guide is Exploring Citizenship (4HCIL20).

This EDIS publication is DLN 4H 020.

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Publication #4HCIM15

Release Date:September 13, 2019

Reviewed At:January 13, 2022


About this Publication

This document is 4HCIM15, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Program, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date October 1985. Revised October 2018. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication.

About the Authors

Principal Contact: Stacey Ellison, northeast regional specialized agent, UF/IFAS Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611. John Rutledge, professor emeritus; Joy C. Jordan, associate professor; and Dale Pracht, assistant professor, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; in collaboration with the 2009 Life Skills Citizenship Action Team: Henry, K.; Pointer, G.; Mullins, V.; Brown, K. UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611. This material was initially prepared by the Southern Regional 4-H Citizenship Literature Committee through a grant from the Coca-Cola Company, then printed and distributed by the National 4-H Council. The committee was Norma Roberts, Louisiana (Chairman); Treva Sawatski, Arkansas; Ruth Milton, Florida; Maurice Spencer, Georgia; Robert Soileau, Louisiana; and Ben Powell, Tennessee. The text for this project was developed by Norma O. Roberts, 4-H Specialist, Louisiana State University Cooperative Extension Service. Originally printed and distributed by National 4-H Council, 7100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.


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