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Resources by Type (top level)

Resources by Type

LifeSmarts offers many classroom and team-based resources to help students master consumer content and prepare for competition.

Question of the Day Calendars

Calendars–Introduce concepts, launch discussion, and compete

Content Vocabulary

Content Vocabulary–Study guides to help focus instructions

Coach's Guide and Coaches Monthly Checklist Calendar

NEW Coach’s Guide 2020-2021–Great starting point for coaches

Coaches LifeSmarts Monthly Calendar Checklist — A suggested checklist for coaches

ConsumerMan Videocasts and Lessons

Videos and Lessons–Features a hot consumer topic each month

LifeSmarts U Lessons

LifeSmarts U–Self-study components, lessons, activities, and slide shows

Community Service Mentoring Project

LifeSmarts participants have an exciting community service opportunity: to become over-the-counter (OTC) medicine safety mentors. The project promotes safe medicine storage, safe use of OTC medicine, and understanding the Drug Facts label. High school students demonstrate leadership by teaching 5th and 6th graders about medicine safety. The lesson is easy to adapt to classroom, club, and community settings.

OTC Medicine Safety Project Overview

PowerPoint Presentations

PowerPoints–Classroom tools to highlight current consumer topics

Retired Competition Questions

Practice Questions–Practice with recently retired questions

Tell Me the Question

Jeopardy-style Games–Games for classroom or competition prep

Speed Smarts

Speed Smarts ActivitiesFun team learning activities featured at Nationals

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt–Use the GSA Consumer Action Handbook and other activities

Weekly Content Vocabulary Game

Content Vocabulary Game–Test your LifeSmarts knowledge using this drag and drop game
Swat the Words–Example template of vocabulary for the “Swat the Word” game

External Links
Exterior Links and Additional Study Resources

Personal Finance links–Websites and reading materials
Technology links–Websites and reading materials
Consumer Rights links–Websites and reading materials
Health & Safety links–Websites and reading materials
Environment links–Websites and reading materials

YouTube video playlists

LifeSmarts general playlist–Includes overview videos, example competition rounds, and videocasts from ConsumerMan Herb Weisbaum

2016 Video Challenge–Videos created by teams competing at the 2016 National LifeSmarts Championship
2015 Video Challenge–Videos created by teams competing at the 2015 National LifeSmarts Championship

LifeSmarts U Learning Activities

Learning Activities–Lessons and worksheets for instructors