Consumer Decision Making

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Good 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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