1. Business Law

    • Grade Range: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    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.
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  2. Lesson Plan: Ethical Basis for Laws

    • Resource ID: 11380
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn how ethics are reflected in our laws and the importance of ethics in running a business sustainably.
  3. Lesson Plan: Mistake, Misrepresentation, and Fraud

    • Resource ID: 11396
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    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.
  4. Lesson Plan: Termination of Offers in Business

    • Resource ID: 11406
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    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.
  5. Scope and Sequence: Business Law

    • 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...
  6. Lesson Plan: Division and Balance of Governmental Powers

    • Resource ID: 11378
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    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.
  7. Lesson Plan: Foundations of the U.S. Constitution

    • Resource ID: 11382
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will examine the different types of law, courts and regulations in the judicial system.
  8. Lesson Plan: Internet and Constitutional Rights

    • Resource ID: 11384
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn to better understand the jurisdiction and constitutional issues that arises with Internet usage.
  9. Lesson Plan: Law and Legal Systems

    • Resource ID: 11386
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    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.
  10. Lesson Plan: Types of Laws

    • Resource ID: 11388
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about and compare different types of laws that are relevant to the field of Business.
  11. Lesson Plan: Creation of Offers

    • Resource ID: 11390
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    This lesson helps students distinguish between a legal and illegal contract in today's business environment.
  12. Lesson Plan: Duress and Undue Influence

    • Resource ID: 11392
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    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.
  13. Lesson Plan: Questionable Consideration

    • Resource ID: 11398
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    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.
  14. Lesson Plan: Types of Consideration

    • Resource ID: 11400
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    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. 
  15. Lesson Plan: Legal Capacity to Contract

    • Resource ID: 11394
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about contracts in business and the role of legal capacity within organizations.
  16. Lesson Plan: What is required of an Acceptance

    • Resource ID: 11402
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    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.
  17. Lesson Plan: When Consideration is Not Required

    • Resource ID: 11404
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    This lesson will demonstrate some case scenarios where consideration is not necessary for an agreement, as well as the purpose of promissory estoppel.