2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Business Law (6132/18 weeks)
Tasks/competencies when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.are considered optional
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills
- Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
- Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
- Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
- Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
- Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
- Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
- Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
- Demonstrate customer-service skills.
Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills
Examining All Aspects of an Industry
- Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
- Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
- Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
- Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
- Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
- Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.
Addressing Elements of Student Life
- Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
- Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
- Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.
Examining the Foundations of a Legal System
- Examine the constitutional basis for federal law and the establishment of Virginia's constitutional laws.
- Explain the need for laws.
- Differentiate between criminal and civil law.
- Describe the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the legal system.
- Compare federal, state, and local court systems.
- Compare the main sources of law.
- Differentiate between ethical and legal behavior.
- Describe the legal rights and responsibilities of citizens and non-citizens.
- Compare the legal rights and responsibilities of minors and adults.
- Identify sources used to enforce the law at the local, state, and federal levels.
- Explain the six essential elements of a contract.
- Analyze the need for a contract.
- Compare types of contracts.
- Describe the categories of persons who have rights and/or duties under a contract for the benefit of a third party.
- Examine the effects of a contract on a minor.
- Explain the effects of a breach of contract.
- Describe the purpose of the Statute of Frauds.
- Explain how the Uniform Commercial Code applies to the sale of goods and interstate commerce.
Examining the Rights and Responsibilities of Consumers
- Compare federal agencies that provide consumer protection information.
- Identify federal and state laws that afford consumer protection.
- Identify the reasons bankruptcy laws were enacted.
- Evaluate the impact of relevant laws on insurance requirements.
- Identify the laws specifically related to negotiable instruments (e.g., drafts, checks, promissory notes, certificates of deposit).
- Describe characteristics of a bailment and the responsibilities of involved parties.
- Distinguish between real and personal property.
- Describe ways in which real estate can be acquired.
- Evaluate mortgage types and interest rates.
- Describe the legal aspects of a real estate transaction.
- Distinguish between the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants.
- Identify the purpose of copyright and patent laws (e.g., tangible and intangible property).
Exploring Criminal Law
- Define criminal law.
- Explain penalties associated with crimes.
- Differentiate between civil and criminal trial procedures.
- Compare the purpose and characteristics of juvenile and adult justice systems.
- Distinguish among an infraction, a misdemeanor, and a felony.
- Identify crimes often associated with businesses and organizations (e.g., embezzlement, extortion, computer crimes).
Exploring Tort Law
Increasing Awareness of Family/Domestic Law
- Explain components of estate planning (e.g., power of attorney, wills, trusts, living wills).
- Identify laws regulating marriage.
- Identify laws regulating separation and divorce.
- Interpret laws that sever the parent-child legal relationship.
- Identify situations where legal assistance is advisable.
- Locate professional sources for legal advice.
Identifying Concepts in International Law
- Compare the American legal system with legal systems in other countries.
- Describe the impact of international laws on the U.S. economy.
- Describe U.S. citizens' rights and responsibilities when conducting business, traveling, or living abroad.
- Examine the impact of international regulations on the environment.
Examining Legal Aspects of Employment
- Describe rights and responsibilities of employees and employers.
- Identify federal, state, and local laws and agencies dealing with employment.
- Examine the ethical basis for laws governing the workplace.
- Analyze the process for filing a grievance.
- Identify the legal grounds for employee termination.
- Examine the legal and historical significance of unions and collective bargaining.
Analyzing Types of Business Organizations
- Summarize the legal requirements and the advantages and disadvantages of a sole proprietorship.
- Summarize the legal requirements and the advantages and disadvantages of a partnership.
- Summarize the legal requirements and the advantages and disadvantages of a corporation.
- Examine laws that would impact forming and operating your own business.
Examining Cyber/Computer Law
- Explain cyber law and the various types of cyber crimes.
- Compare cyber crimes and cyber torts.
- Describe intellectual property rights and copyright laws related to digital purchases.
- Describe laws related to e-commerce.
- Examine how the use or purchase of technology affects a contract.
- Explain how advances in computer technology affect the different areas of law.
- Define common cyber crimes.
- Describe the various types of federal and state statutes designed to combat computer crime.
- Describe the ramifications of improper use of business technology and property.
Preparing for Industry Certification and/or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Testing
- Describe the process and requirements for obtaining industry certifications and/or taking CLEP examinations related to the Business Law course.
- Identify testing skills/strategies for a certification and/or CLEP examination.
- Demonstrate ability to successfully complete selected practice examinations (e.g., practice questions similar to those on certification or CLEP exams).
- Successfully complete an industry certification or CLEP examination representative of skills learned in this course (e.g., IC3, NOCTI, CLEP).
Preparing for Business Law Careers
- Research career opportunities in the legal profession.
- Compose a letter of application for employment.
- Create or update a résumé.
- Complete a job application.
- Participate in a mock interview.
- Compose an interview follow-up letter.
- Outline the steps to follow in resigning from a position.
- Create or update a portfolio containing representative samples of student work.