LifeSmarts offers many classroom and team-based resources to help students master consumer content and prepare for competition.
LifeSmarts U Lessons
LifeSmarts U--Self-study components, lessons, activities, and slide shows
ConsumerMan Videocasts and Lessons
Videocasts--ConsumerMan Herb Weisbaum has created a library of LifeSmarts videos on hot topics for teens such as student loans, buying a car, shopping online, and more. LifeSmarts complements each video with a lesson and extension activities for use in the classroom, the community, or LifeSmarts team practice.
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.
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
Promo Flyer encouraging students to sign up.
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: Learn it, Live it!
- Educators share: the LifeSmarts difference
- Beyond the competition
- Sponsors tell us why they support LifeSmarts
- Happy Birthday, LifeSmarts!
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