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Welcome to the 4-H Home Economics Skill-a-thon Contest. Developed By Roberta O. Rios Extension Agent – Home Economics Rio Arriba County Cooperative Extension Service. Today you will:. Learn about the contest. Experience how the contest works.

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Welcome to the 4-H Home Economics Skill-a-thon Contest

Developed By

Roberta O. Rios

Extension Agent – Home Economics

Rio Arriba County Cooperative Extension Service


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Today you will:

  • Learn about the contest.

  • Experience how the contest works.

  • Learn how to set up a skill-a-thon as a Club/project activity.


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Purpose – challenges 4-H’er to:

  • Learn more about clothing/sewing; food/nutrition; housing/interior design; money management.

  • Practice consumer decision-making skills.

  • Practice problem-solving skills.

  • Practice team-work.

  • Practice communication skills.

Currently for Senior members only.

Individuals and/or teams of 3 or 4.


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It’s like a puzzle!

  • Quiz

  • Class Identification in 3 areas:

    • Sewing/clothing

    • Interior design/housing

    • Food/cooking

  • Consumer Judging:

    • CDM classes

    • Food & Nutrition class

    • Money Management

  • Life Skills Activity (team problem solving)


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Step 1 - Quiz

  • Questions concerning career fields and current events related to home economics.

  • Complete 25 multiple choice, and true/false questions in 15 minutes.

  • This part of the contest is completed as an individual.

  • Online study resources available.


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Activity 1: Quiz Sampler

According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines, a person should eat at least 3 ounces of whole grains daily. True or False.

Answer: True.


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Which of the following is not a recommended tip for walking?

  • Make walking fun.

  • Dress up so you feel good about yourself.

  • Walk with a friend or pet.

  • Walk in places you enjoy.

Answer: B


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With a degree in Home Economics, you could qualify for which of the following positions?

  • Marketing Manager

  • Director of Behavioral Health

  • Food & Beverage Director

  • Extension Home Economist

  • All of the above

Answer: E


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Step 2: Class Identification of the following positions?

On a checklist, identify 25 items at 3 different stations, 10 minutes at each station. Com-pleted as indivi-duals. Study materials available.


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Activity 2: of the following positions?Class Identification


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Step 3 - Judging of the following positions?

  • Rotate between 4 stations (1 for reasons). Classes in:

  • Food/Nutrition

  • Consumer (CDM classes)

  • Money Mgnt.

  • 10 minutes at each station; 2 minutes for reasons. Com-pleted as individuals.

4


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Activity 3: Judging of the following positions?

Snacks

Jeans

One Time Use Cameras

Credit Cards

Athletic Shoes

Insect Repellant

Money Management

Cameras

Snacks

Jeans

Athletic Shoes

Repellant

Credit Cards


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Step 4 – Life Skills Assessment of the following positions?

  • Only teams complete this activity.

  • 20 minutes to study 3 different scenarios, arrive at a conclusion, and plan a presentation.

  • 5 minute presentation on a scenario of their choice.

  • Scenario topics: housekeeping, safety, personal hygiene, communication skills, organizational skills, job search skills.

  • Study materials available.


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Scenario Examples: of the following positions?

What are 5 signs of possible home indoor air quality problems?

What are some things to consider in handling home cleaning products? Describe the steps that should be taken in the event of an accident.


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Design Your Own of the following positions?Skill-a-thon Activity

  • What 4-H projects could you develop a skill-a-thon activity for?

  • What supplies, materials or equipment would you need?

  • What resources would you use to get quiz questions and answers from?

  • How can you involve members and parents in planning and conducting a skill-a-thon activity?


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To Learn More… of the following positions?

For additional information, study

guides, and resource materials contact

your local Extension Home Economist or

4-H Agent.

Thanks for coming!


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