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Miller Grove High School

Dekalb County Schools

Business Law

Business Law Syllabus



                                                                                                                                       2020 - 2021

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Business Law

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Miller Grove High School

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Vaughn Shores Ed.D

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Course Description: 


Legal Environment of Business is the second course in the Small Business Development Career Pathway.  This course concentrates on the legal aspects of business ownership and management. Legal issues will include contracts, sales, consumer law, agency and employment law, personal and real property, risk management, environmental law, and government effects on business. The impact of ethics on business operations will be studied.  International business principles are infused in the standards for Legal Environment of Business.   Mastery of these standards through project-based learning and leadership development activities of the student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), will help prepare students with a competitive edge for the global marketplace.


Curriculum Overview


The following academic concepts will be covered. 



Unit     - 1 


Week 01 - Ethical Responsibility of Business Owners

Week 02 - Effects of Cultures and Customs of Business

Week 03 - Ethical Issues/Government Regulations


Unit     – 2


Week 04 - Contract Rights & Responsibilities

Week 05 - Consumer Protection Legislations & Its effects on law

Week 06 - Agency & Employment Law/National & International Markets


Unit     – 3


Week 07 - Personal & Real Property Legal Rules

Week 08 - Commercial Paper

Week 09 - Function of Bankruptcy Laws


Unit     – 4


Week 10 - Computer Technology Impact on Business Law

Week 11 - Environmental Laws & Regulations

Week 12 - Government’s role in Managing a Business


Unit     - 5


Week 13 - Business Insurance-the purpose

Week 14 - Automobile Insurance

Week 15 - Business Property Insurance/Health/Medical and Life

Week 16 - Disability Insurance












Title: Law for Business & Personal Use


 Law for Business & Personal Use

ISBN: 13: 978-0-538-44588-7

ISBN: 10: 0-538-44588-2


ISBN: 13: 978-0-538-44588-7

ISBN: 10: 0-538-44588-2


Replacement Cost 



GRADING SYSTEM: The DeKalb County School District believes that the most important assessment of student learning shall be conducted by the teachers as they observe and evaluate students in the context of ongoing classroom instruction. A variety of approaches, methodologies, and resources shall be used to deliver educational services and to maximize each student’s opportunity to succeed. Teachers shall evaluate student progress, report grades that represent the student’s academic achievement, and communicate official academic progress to students and parents in a timely manner through the electronic grading portal. See Board Policy IHA.




Formative Assessment (Pre-Assessment) – 0%

Assessment During Learning – 25%

Guided, Independent, or Group Practice – 45%

Summative Assessment or Assessment of Learning– 30%

A          90 – 100                                  

B         80 – 89                                                  

C         71 – 79 

D         70 

F          Below 70




*Parental Involvement will make a difference if your student is struggling in this class.





Semester progress reports shall be issued four and a half, nine and thirteen and a half weeks into each semester.  The progress of students shall be evaluated frequently and plans shall be generated to remediate deficiencies as they are discovered. Plans shall include appropriate interventions designed to meet the needs of the students. See Board Policy IH.


Students will not engage in an act of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating, providing false information, falsifying school records, forging signatures, or using an unauthorized computer user ID or password. See the Code of Student Conduct - Student Rights and Responsibilities and Character Development Handbook.


Homework assignments should be meaningful and should be an application or adaptation of a classroom experience.  Homework is at all times an extension of the teaching/learning experience.  It should be considered the possession of the student and should be collected, evaluated and returned to the students. See Board Policy IHB.



When a student is absent because of a legal reason as defined by Georgia law or when the absence is apparently beyond the control of the student, the student shall be given an opportunity to earn grade(s) for those days absent. Make-up work must be completed within the designated time allotted. See Board Policy IHEA.



Classroom Expectations:  Respect yourself, your classmates, your teacher, and school property.

  1. All students are expected to arrive to class promptly and prepared.  As soon as the last bell rings, students are expected to be in their assigned seats, otherwise a student is considered tardy.
  2. It is the student’s responsibility to bring all required materials to class every day.
  3. Cheating will not be tolerated!  If you cheat or allow/assist someone to cheat, all parties involved will receive a zero and your parents will be notified immediately.
  4. NO gum, candy, food, or drinks are allowed in this classroom/lab at any time.  A water bottle is allowed and kept away from the keyboard.
  5. Keep the room clean and respect the equipment and furnishing
  6. Absolutely no use of vulgar, profane, or inappropriate language in the classroom
  7. Students should use the restroom during class change--you will not be permitted to go unless it is an emergency.  Also, please bring tissue with you to class if you have the sniffles.   
  8. Students are not to groom in class, this includes hair, make-up, nails, etc…
  9. Electronic devices, cellular phones, Walkman’s, CD players, MP3 players, hand-held games, cards, or any other material not related to or used in this class should be left at home.  Bringing these items to class will result in confiscation.          Items will be released only to a parent or guardian.



When using the computer lab, NO student is to use the computer for activities that do not relate to this class; therefore, you should not be checking e-mail, chatting, playing games, downloading, uploading, doing research for another class, listening to music, personal browsing, etc….When allowed to use the Internet, visiting websites that are not appropriate for school or not educationally related is PROHIBITED.   UNLESS YOU HAVE PERMISSION FROM TEACHER IN CHARGE.Violators will face consequences as outlined in the student handbook.




Tutorial Days: Tuesday s & Thursdays.

Tutorial Hours: 3:30-4:30 p.m.



































































































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