Teaching Resources

Spring Training: Available March-June, is an online practice session available after the main online competitions closes. Teams may use this session to practice for the nationals or to prepare teams for the next program year.

TeamSmarts Monthly Team Activity: Available September-February, is a monthly challenge where teams compete against other teams throughout the country, with a rotating monthly topic. Excellent practice tool to prepare teams for state and national competitions.

LifeSmarts U: available year-round, is the virtual LifeSmarts classroom, featuring complete lesson plans in all five(5) LifeSmarts content areas. May be used as a group activities or self guided lessons.

LifeSmarts Daily Calendar: Printable monthly calendar with daily challenge questions.

Practice Competition Rounds: Retired competition rounds of questions.

Lessons in LifeSmarts: Complete lessons, quizzes, activities, terms and resources.

Lessons on LifeSmarts Quizzes: Complement Lessons LifeSmarts publication.

Federal Agency Scavenger Hunts: Scavenger hunts that help students navigate federal agency consumer resources available online.

Fast Facts: 1-pagers that help students brush up on the topic; each includes an introduction, resources, mini-quiz and glossary terms.

Coaching Resource Links by Topic: To help direct students’ exploration and navigation online in all five (5) LifeSmarts topic areas.

Quick Quizzes: Printable quizzes in all five (5) topic areas and multiple sub-categories.

Mini Quizzes: Extensions for each chapter in Consumer Savvy’s Consumer Roadmap for grades 9-12, developed for the National 4-H Cooperative Curriculum System in partnership with LifeSmarts.

Personal Finance Glossary: A collection of terms divided by LifeSmarts topic area, providing students with a helpful reference tool.

Federal Citizen Information Center: Helps with consumer problems and questions, from shopping from home to protecting yourself from fraud. The Middle School Consumer Action Handbook Scavenger Hunt is also available.