Consumer Decision Making

consumerGood consumer skills can help you get more for your money. Consumer Decision Making gives youth the opportunity to make wise decisions when shopping. Consumer Decision Making is a judging contest designed to teach kids to observe, compare and make consumer based decisions based on facts.  4-Hers use their consumer knowledge to rank similarly based products to fit a given scenario.  Kids learn to organize their thoughts and to defend their decisions in oral reasons.

Resources       

  • Study Guide  – PDF
  • Study Guide Categories and Descriptions – PDF
  • Giving Oral Reasons – PDF
  • Worksheet – PDF

Web Resources

  • Math in Daily Life – link
  • Pew Internet: Online Shopping Report – PDF
  • SalesCircular.com – link
  • Consumer Reports Magazine – link
  • Consumer Action Website – Federal Citizen Information Center – link

Lesson Plans From Previous Years

  • Analog to Digital – The Switch is On – PDF
  • Athletic Shoes – PDF
  • ATM Debit Cards – PDF
  • Auto Insurance – PDF
  • Backpacks – PDF
  • Bicycles – PDF
  • Bike Helmets – PDF
  • Bottled Water – PDF
  • Bottled Water – PDF
  • Buying a Used Car – PDF
  • Cameras – PDF
  • CD Players – PDF
  • CD-ROMs – PDF
  • Cell Phone Plans – PDF
  • Cellular Phones – PDF
  • Checking Accounts – PDF
  • Children’s Toys – PDF
  • Compact Fluorescent Bulbs – PDF
  • Computers for Students – PDF
  • Credit Cards – PDF
  • Credit Cards – PDF
  • Diapers – PDF
  • Digital Photo Frames – PDF
  • DVD Players – PDF
  • Emergency Radios – PDF
  • Formal Wear – PDF
  • Fund-Raisers – PDF
  • Gift and Prepaid Cards – PDF
  • Gold Jewelry – PDF
  • Healthy Snacking – PDF
  • Inline Skates – PDF
  • Insect Repellent – PDF
  • Jeans – PDF
  • Laundry Detergent – PDF
  • Laundry Detergents – PDF
  • Life Preservers – PDF
  • Limo Rentals – PDF
  • Livestock Feed – PDF
  • Luggage – PDF
  • Online Shopping – PDF
  • Pagers – PDF
  • Paper Towels – PDF
  • Pedometers – PDF
  • Pickup Trucks – PDF
  • Printing Digital Photos – PDF
  • Roth IRAs for Working Kids – PDF
  • Roth IRAs for Working Kids – PDF
  • Sports Cars – PDF
  • Study Guide Additional Resources – PDF(2013)
  • Sun Protective Clothing – PDF
  • Sunglasses – PDF
  • Sunscreen – PDF
  • Sunscreen – PDF
  • Telephone Cards – PDF
  • Tennis Racquets – PDF
  • Toothpaste – PDF
  • Watches – PDF
  • Western Boots – PDF

Contact Information

Mr. Andy Hart
Extension Program Specialist – 4-H
District 2
1102 E. FM 1294
Lubbock, TX 79403-6653
Phone: 806-746-6101
Fax: 806-746-4057
E-mail: amhart@ag.tamu.edu

Mr. Luis Saldana
Extension Program Specialist – 4-H
District 12
2401 E. Hwy 83
Weslaco, TX 78596
Phone: 956-968-5581
Fax: 956-969-5639
E-mail:  l-saldana@tamu.edu

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