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

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.

OTC Medicine Safety Project Overview

Tell Me the Question

Jeopardy-style Games – Games for classroom or competition prep

Speed Smarts

Speed Smarts Activities – Fun team learning activities featured at Nationals

LifeSmarts in a Box

LifeSmarts in a Box:  Download this teaching toolkit for great teaching activities and fun ways to learn LifeSmarts content!  Limited hard copies are available by emailing your name and mailing address to

Weekly Content Vocabulary Quizzes

Content Vocabulary Game – Test your LifeSmarts knowledge using this drag and drop game.  Have students login to their quizzing portal and select the weekly quiz that corresponds to the weekly vocabulary.
Swat the Words – Example template of vocabulary for the “Swat the Word” game

Internal 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