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Financial Foundations

   

"Financial Foundations" allows students to explore the exciting world of finance in a fast-paced, interactive environment. FiFo students learn about the business environment, our economy, money management, and business law.
 
 
   
BPA CLASS REPS
Amora Higgins 
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Marnieza Lear 
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Financial Foundations


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QUESTION OF THE DAY

Every day, there will be a “Question of the Day” available on the class website. You should do your best to write a complete response (25 word minimum) to the question and EMAIL it to me. If you aren’t sure about what to write, please ask! My email address is clarkpv@butlertech.org. 

WEEK 29

Monday 3/11 

What is "LAW"? Why are laws important in any society?

Wednesday 3/13 

Why do we have laws at all three levels of government – federal, state, and local? Give an example of a law at each level.

Friday 3/15 

What does the word “ETHICS” mean to you? Give an example. 

WEEK 30 

What is the difference between a Legal Right and a Legal Duty? Give an example of each. 

Monday 3/18 

Briefly explain the difference between original, appellate, general, and special jurisdictions.

Wednesday 3/20 

Briefly explain the difference between original, appellate, general, and special jurisdictions.

Friday 3/22 

What is the definition of a CRIME? What are the purposes of CRIMINAL LAW?

WEEK 31

Monday 3/25 

What is a TORT? What are the purposes of CIVIL LAW? 

Tuesday 3/26 

Today, we’ll be doing an activity looking at the crimes and torts in childhood fairy tales. What are some offenses that you can think of in your favorite fairy tale?

Wednesday 3/27 

No QOD - WebXam

WEEK 32 

Tuesday 4/9 

What is a CONTRACT? Give some examples of contracts from your own life.

Wednesday 4/10 (EOC)

When you make an OFFER … does it stay open forever? Give examples to illustrate.

Friday 4/12 

No QOD - Free Day

WEEK 33

Monday 4/15 

What is meant by GENUINE AGREEMENT and why is it required for a contract to be valid?

Tuesday 4/16 

What is required for a K to be VALID? What makes a K VOID? What makes a K VOIDABLE?

Wednesday 4/17 

What is CONSIDERATION? Why do you think it’s required for a contract to be valid?

Friday 4/19 

What does CAPACITY mean in contract law? Who has capacity? Who doesn’t?

WEEK 34 

Monday 4/22 

What is the rule about which contracts can be disaffirmed (and when) by minors … and other people lacking capacity?

Tuesday 4/23 

Explain in your own words why CONSIDERATION & CAPACITY are important elements of a contract. If these elements are lacking, is the K valid, void, or voidable?

Wednesday 4/24 

What is the fifth (and final) element of a contract? Explain what it means in your own words and give an example. Does this element make a contract valid, void, or voidable if missing?

Friday 4/26 

Courts will not usually help individuals involved in illegal agreements. What are FIVE EXCEPTIONS?

WEEK 35 

Monday 4/29 

What are some of the situations when you think it’s a good idea to have a contract in writing? When do you think it's required?

Wednesday 5/1 

What is “Parol Evidence”? Why is parol evidence usually not allowed in court? When might parol evidence be allowed?

Friday 5/3 

What’s the difference between a contractual RIGHT and a contractual DUTY?

WEEK 36 & 37

Monday 5/6

The overwhelming majority of  all contracts are  discharged (completed) by FULL PERFORMANCE or SUBSTANTIAL PERFORMANCE. Why do you think this is so?

Tuesday 5/7

What is the difference between BREACH and DISCHARGE in contract law?

Wednesday 5/8

What is the difference between a MINOR BREACH and a MAJOR BREACH of contract?

Friday 5/10

It’s Friday. What’s on your mind today?

Monday 5/13

In your opinion, what is the most important thing to remember about CONTRACTS?

Tuesday 5/14

What’s the most useful thing that you learned this year in FiFo?  

Wednesday 5/15

We are going to start reviewing for the Contract Law Exam … what do you think we need to review the most?

Friday 5/17

It’s your last QOD … so you pick what you want to talk about.

  


 

SYLLABUS AND WEEKLY SHEETS

2023-24 FIFO Syllabus

2023-24 FIFO Student Guide and Forms

FIFO Week 29 

FIFO Week 30 

FIFO Week 31 

FIFO Week 32 

FIFO Week 33 

FIFO Week 34 

FIFO Week 35 

FIFO Week 36 & 37 

  


  

ASSIGNMENTS

WEEK 29

Monday 3/11 

Intro to Business Law 

Wednesday 3/13 

Terms & Topis: BLAW 1-1, BLAW 1-2 

Friday 3/15 

Write Your Own, Nation of Cheaters 

WEEK 30 

Monday 3/18 

Constructing Our Courts 

Wednesday 3/20 

Free Speech for Students, Voir Dire Activity

Friday 3/22 

What's the Crime? 

WEEK 31

Monday 3/25 

What's the Tort?, Take Eight Civil Cases

Tuesday 3/26 

Once Upon a Crime 

Wednesday 3/27 

WebXam

WEEK 32 

Tuesday 4/9 

Is This Contract Valid, VV or V? 

Wednesday 4/10 (EOC)

Offer and Acceptance, Ending Offers

Friday 4/12 

Free Day

WEEK 33

Monday 4/15 

Post-It Pad Summary: Genuine Agreement

Tuesday 4/16 

You're the Judge - OA GA, Genuine Agreement Chart 

Wednesday 4/17 

Consideration Packet 

Friday 4/19 

Minors and Ks 

WEEK 34 

Monday 4/22 

You're the Judge - CA, Terms & Topics 

Tuesday 4/23 

Review Activities

Wednesday 4/24 

Enforceable or Unenforceable? 

Friday 4/26 

You're the Judge - LE 

WEEK 35 

Monday 4/29 

You're the Judge - WR 

Wednesday 5/1 

Understanding Legal Concepts 

FIFO Journey Paper  - due May 14 

Friday 5/3 

Transferring Rights and Duties 

WEEK 36 & 37

Monday 5/6

Ways to Discharge a Contract 

Tuesday 5/7

You're the Judge and Terms & Topics 

Wednesday 5/8

Help Charlie K and Remedies 

Friday 5/10

BLAW 123 Review Packet  - due May 14 

Monday 5/13

Keep working on review packet! 

Tuesday 5/14

Finish up review packet! 

Wednesday 5/15

Just in Case

Friday 5/17

Semester Review 

    


  

TEXT BOOK

We will be using the BLAW text below: 

BLAW1 LA-CT 

BLAW2 OA-GA 

BLAW3 CO-CA 

BLAW4 LE-WR 

BLAW5 RD-BR