Business Law

Mr. Tim Moake
Updated 2009


Standards (include state core numbers)

Learning Activity



 Standard 1: Analyze the relationship between ethics and the law.


Standard 2: Explain the origin of today’s law.


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

The students will identify ethical character traits such as honesty, integrity, compassion, and justice. 

Identify sources of today’s law:  constitutions, common law, statutory law, court decisions and administrative law.

Compare and contrast the juvenile and adult court systems.

 Vocabulary and chapter quizzes and tests.

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

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

Understand the structure of the federal and state court systems.  Determine how courts make law and understand the role of precedent in the legal system.


Standard 4: Discuss the process of Procedural Law.


Standard 5: Demonstrate an understanding of Criminal Law.


Standard 6: Demonstrate an understanding of Tort Law.

Understand what Procedural Law is and how it affects you. 

Video on your rights.


Compare and contrast the steps in a civil law suit (tort law) with the steps in a criminal prosecution.



Watch Criminal and Civil Cases

  Vocabulary and chapter quizzes and tests.


Participate in a mini mock trial




 Standard 7: Demonstrate an understanding of contract law.


Standard 8: Compare and contrast sales and consumer laws.

 List the elements required to create a contract.   Understand the classifications of contracts.


Differentiate among goods, services, and real property contracts.

Watch Criminal and Civil Cases

  Vocabulary and chapter quizzes and tests.

Analyze a contract to determine if it is valid, void, voidable, unenforceable, express, implied, etc.


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


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


Standard 10: Describe the major types of business organizations.


Standard 11: Explain how advances in computer technology impact such areas as

contract law, tort and criminal law.

 Understand employee rights.  Identify legislation that regulates employment rights.



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


Learn about laws involving technology.


Watch Criminal and Civil Cases

 Vocabulary and chapter quizzes and tests.

Explain duties agents and principals owe each other.  Understand Americans with Disabilities Act, OSHA, Fair Labor Standards Act, etc.

Compare and Contrast the advantages and disadvantages of each type of organization.

State Competency Test