Business Law

Business Law

  • Clusters: Business Management & Administration
  • Pathways: Administrative Support
  • Courses: Business Law
  • Grade range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
  • Release date: 12-13-2017
  • Tags: Business Law, Law, Contracts, Fraud, Misrepresentation, Money-Laundering, Mistake, Termination of Offers, Counterorffer, Option, Firm Offer, Revocation, , Administrative Support, Real Estate, Employment Law, Government, Division of Power, Constitutional Law, Business Ethics, Ethical, Moral, Civil Disobedience, Laws, Federal Law, Local Law, State Law, Security, Responsibilities, Constitutional Issues, Rights, Business, Legal Systems, Courts, Criminal Law, Civil, Criminal, Offeror, Offeree, Offer, Negotiable Agreements, Genuine Assent, Duress, Ratification, Undue Influence, Questionable Consideration, Agreements, Negotiability, Consideration, Gifts, Legal Capacity, Business Management, Contractural Capacity, Acceptance, Bilateral, Unilateral, Promise, Promissory Estoppel, Contract

Description

Business Law is designed for students to analyze various aspects of the legal environment, including ethics, the judicial system, contracts, personal property, sales, negotiable instruments, agency and employment, business organization, risk management, and real property.
This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.

Resources

Scope and Sequence

Resource ID: 19373 Grade Range: 11, 12
CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015 Business Law course scope and sequence within the Business Management and Administration Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the corresponding TEKS are included. This scope and sequence may be adapted or adopted by the local education agency.

Unit 1: Business Communication

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 2: Business Organization

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 3: Civil Law, Criminal Law, and Government Regulations

Resource ID: 11378 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, the students will be able to understand the system of checks and balances in the U.S. government and distinguish between state and national legal issues.
Resource ID: 11380 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn how ethics are reflected in our laws and the importance of ethics in running a business sustainably.
Resource ID: 11382 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will examine the different types of law, courts and regulations in the judicial system.
Resource ID: 11384 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn to better understand the jurisdiction and constitutional issues that arises with Internet usage.
Resource ID: 11388 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about and compare different types of laws that are relevant to the field of Business.
Resource ID: 11386 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students explain the growth of law, the difference between common law and positive law, and identify the origin of the US legal system. Students will also have the opportunity to learn from the mural project.

Unit 4: Contracts

Resource ID: 11390 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson helps students distinguish between a legal and illegal contract in today's business environment.
Resource ID: 11392 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
Upon completion of this lesson, the student will define how duress and undue influence void a contract, and develop a scenario of a situation that involves undue influence or duress.
Resource ID: 11394 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about contracts in business and the role of legal capacity within organizations.
Resource ID: 11396 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will define fraud and describe the remedies for mistakes that can make a contract voidable or void. Students will conduct investigations of suspicious financial activity, such as money-laundering efforts.
Resource ID: 11398 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will recognize and describe classes of contracts, defective agreements, essentials of negotiability, and when consideration is present only under limited circumstances.
Resource ID: 11400 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson students will learn about consideration, the difference between a gift and a binding promise, and what a contractual promise entails. Class discussion and scenario practice are included. 
Resource ID: 11402 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about the acceptance and will be able to explain requirements of an effective acceptance. Students will also compare bilateral and unilateral agreements.
Resource ID: 11404 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson will demonstrate some case scenarios where consideration is not necessary for an agreement, as well as the purpose of promissory estoppel.

Unit 5: Real and Personal Property

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 6: Real Estate Law

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 7: Sales

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 8: Negotiable Instruments

Resource ID: 11390 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson helps students distinguish between a legal and illegal contract in today's business environment.
Resource ID: 11396 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will define fraud and describe the remedies for mistakes that can make a contract voidable or void. Students will conduct investigations of suspicious financial activity, such as money-laundering efforts.
Resource ID: 11398 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will recognize and describe classes of contracts, defective agreements, essentials of negotiability, and when consideration is present only under limited circumstances.
Resource ID: 11404 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson will demonstrate some case scenarios where consideration is not necessary for an agreement, as well as the purpose of promissory estoppel.
Resource ID: 11406 Grade Range: 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson provides an overview of the concept of Termination of offers including terms, such as counteroffer, option, firm offer, and revocation. The lesson also includes case studies for reinforcement.

Unit 9: Employment Law

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 10: Insurance and Risk Management

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 11: Developing Leadership Skills

Resource ID: CSLP02
Lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.