Month

Standards

Indicators

Assessment

August-September (1st)

Or

January-February (2nd)

 

 

#1 – Analyze the relationship between ethics and the law.

 

#2 – Explain the origin of today’s law.

 

#3 – Explain the role and function of the court system on the local, state and national levels.

 

S1 –

• Discuss a person’s responsibility to obey the law.

• Identify ethical character traits.

• Describe the role of values in constructing an ethical code and a legal system.

• Identify consequences of unethical and illegal conduct.

S2 –

• Identify sources of today’s law.

• Discuss the Constitution, particularly the Bill of Rights and additional amendments.

• Determine how courts make law and explain the role of precedent in the legal system.

S3-

• Identify the types of cases heard in each of the federal and state courts and the differences between original and appellate jurisdiction.

• Compare and contrast the juvenile and adult court systems.

Vocabulary exercises, discussions of legal concepts, quizzes and tests.

 

Group presentations on constitutional amendments.

 

October (1st)

Or

March (2nd)

 

 

#4 – Discuss the process of Procedural Law.

 

#5 – Demonstrate an understanding of Criminal Law.

 

#6 – Demonstrate an understanding of Tort Law.

 

S4 –

• Identify the various people involved in a court trial.

• Compare and contrast the steps in a civil law suit with the steps in a criminal prosecution.

• Define different types of business crimes

• Determine defenses to criminal acts.

S6-

• Differentiate between and give examples of negligence, intentional and strict liability torts.

• Explain the concepts of the reasonable person test and proximate cause.

• Describe the remedies available in tort law.

Vocabulary exercises, discussions of legal concepts, quizzes and tests.

 

Participate in a Mini Mock Trial.

November (1st)

Or

April (2nd)

 

 

#7 – Demonstrate an understanding of contract law.

 

#8 – Compare and contrast sales and consumer laws.

 

 

S7-

• Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the contractual relationship and list the elements required to create a contract.

• Explain a minor’s right to avoid a contract or ratify a contract. Identify others who lack contractual capacity.

• List which contracts should be in writing under the Statute of Frauds.

S8 –

• Describe the Uniform Commercial Code.

• Explain when title and risk of loss pass in a sale of goods.

• Identify various Administrative Agencies which regulate consumer credit.

• List and explain consumer protection laws.

Vocabulary exercises, discussions of legal concepts, quizzes and tests.

 

Participate in a Mini Mock Trial.

December (1st)

Or

May (2nd)

 

 

#9 – Analyze the role and importance of agency law and employment law as they relate to the conduct of business.

 

#10 –Describe the major types of business organizations.

 

#11 – Explain how advances in computer technology impact such areas as contract law, tort and criminal law.

 

S9 –

• Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of an agency relationship and the duties and liabilities of principals, agents, and third parties.

• Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of the employer-employee relationship, including independent contractors.

• Explain the difference between justified and unjustified discrimination.

• Demonstrate an understanding of employee rights and legislation that regulates employment rights, conditions, and worker benefits.

S10-

• Identify characteristics of business organizations: sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation.

S11-

• Learn about laws involving technology.

Vocabulary exercises, discussions of legal concepts, quizzes and tests.

 

Participate in a Mini Mock Trial.

 

State Competency Test