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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Social Studies - Gov. and Law II

 

Constitutional Law

 

The learner will be able to analyze constitutional issues within the context of actual U.S. Supreme Court cases.

 

 

  

 

The learner will be able to write in the case study format a summary of basic facts, issue analysis, applicable sections of the Constitution, and an argument to support the individual interpretation of the aforementioned material.

 

 

  

 

The learner will be able to orally present and defend individual work in the classroom setting.

 

  

 

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Torts: A Civil Wrong

 

The learner will be able to describe the purpose of tort law.

 

The learner will be able to explain the concept and purpose of liability.

 

The learner will be able to analyze a series of situations in order to determine whether the actions of the persons involved are reasonable or unreasonable.

 

The learner will be able to describe remedies available under tort law.

 

The learner will be able to identify the two different classes of intentional torts.

The learner will be able to list the four elements that constitute negligence and defenses available to the same.

 

The learner will be able to analyze the standard of care or duty required in a given scenario.

 

The learner will be able to explain how and why strict liability differs from negligence.

 

  

 

 

 

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Family Law

 

The learner will be able to analyze and explain the changing nature of the American family and the resulting challenges presented to the legal system. 

 

The learner will be able to understand and explain the nature of marriage and the requirements, which must be met in Illinois for this contract to be recognized.  

 

The learner will be able to explain the financial responsibilities and obligations, which accrue from marriage.  

 

The learner will be able to explain the problems associated with domestic violence.  

 

The learner will be able to understand the legal rights and obligations of single people as it relates to relationships.  

 

The learner will be able to explain the responsibilities and obligations that flow from parenthood. 

 

The learner will be able to understand the importance of foster care and the process of adoption. 

 

The learner will be able to analyze the problems associated with marital conflict and the issues which must be resolved in cases of separation and marital dissolution.  

 

The learner will be able to explain the various government programs designed to serve the needs of individuals and families in need of economic and other assistance. 

 

The learner will be able to understand the use and importance of wills and explain the probate process. 

 

 

 

  

 

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Contracts and Warranties

 

The learner will be able to contrast the meaning of caveat emptor today and in the past.

 

The learner will be able to the requirements and exceptions for a contract.

 

The learner will be able to analyze the general rights and responsibilities of consumers.

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between full and limited warranties.

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between express and implicit warranties.

The learner will be able to outline remedies theory for contract breech.

 

 

 

  

 

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Credit and Real Estate Law

 

The learner will be able to explain what credit is and describe the roles of debtors and creditors.

 

The learner will be able to describe the costs of using credit to make purchases.

The learner will be able to distinguish among types of credit.

 

The learner will be able to summarize state laws and federal regulations designed to protect consumers.

 

The learner will be able to explain the legal process and consequences of a real estate purchase.

 

The learner will be able to the roles of mortgages.

 

 

 

 

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