Ch 12: Breach of Contract Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Breach of Contract chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the types of contract breaches and remedies in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Breach of Contract chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Types of contract breachs
Circumstances of contract branch
Remedies for contract breach
Partial, total and material breaches of contract, obligation, remedy
Innocent party, anticipatory breach, types of repudiation
Legal remedy, damages, how courts use the rule of expectancy to determine award, duty to mitigate damages
Tuesday Specific performance and injunctions
Reliance and restitution remedies
Equitable remedies including specific performance and injunctions
Expectation damages, restitution
Wednesday Damages due to breach of contract
Liquidated damages
Non-recoverable damages, punitive damages, foreseeable damages, special damage
Liquidated damages clause, advantages of liquidated damages
ThursdayDuress and undue influence in contract enforcement
Misrepresentation and fraud
Explanation of duress and undue influence, mutual assent, voidable contracts
Definition of contract fraud and misrepresentation, with examples
Friday Mistakes
Unconscionability and statute of limitations
Reasons why a contract cannot be enforced, including unilateral and material mistakes, mistakes of facts and mistakes of law
Definition of unconscionable contracts and statute of limitations, which examples of these types of defenses

11 Lessons in Chapter 12: Breach of Contract Lesson Plans
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Types of Contract Breach: Partial, Material, & Total

1. Types of Contract Breach: Partial, Material, & Total

A contract is a form of agreement that is legally binding. When one of the contracting parties fails to hold up his or her end of the deal, a breach of contract results. There are three different types of breach of contract. This lesson explains partial, material and total breaches.

Circumstances of Contract Breach: Anticipatory Repudiation & Demand for Assurances

2. Circumstances of Contract Breach: Anticipatory Repudiation & Demand for Assurances

A contract is a form of agreement that is legally binding. Sometimes, a contracting party suspects that the other party will fail to uphold his or her end of the deal. In these cases, there are certain legal procedures a party can use to better secure the contract. This lesson explains anticipatory repudiation and demand for assurances.

Remedies for Breach of Contract: Formula for Expectation Damages

3. Remedies for Breach of Contract: Formula for Expectation Damages

When a party breaches a contract, a court will often award damages to the other party. Expectation damages are a common form of legal remedy for a breach of contract. This lesson explains expectation damages, and the formula for calculating expectation damages.

Specific Performance and Injunctions: Remedies for Breach of Contract

4. Specific Performance and Injunctions: Remedies for Breach of Contract

When a party breaches a contract, a court will usually award money damages to the innocent party. But there are other types of remedies. Equitable remedies are different than monetary damages. This lesson explains specific performance and injunctions, which are equitable remedies.

Contract Breach Remedies: Reliance & Restitution

5. Contract Breach Remedies: Reliance & Restitution

When a party breaches a contract, a court will often award damages to the other party. There are several different types of damages. The type of damages awarded will depend on the circumstances of the case. This lesson explains when reliance damages and restitution might be used.

Non-Recoverable Damages: Damages Due to Breach of Contract

6. Non-Recoverable Damages: Damages Due to Breach of Contract

A money damage award is the most common remedy for a breach of contract. However, there are several limitations on money damage awards. This lesson discusses items that aren't recoverable, or won't usually be included, in a damage award.

Liquidated Damages: Damages Due to Breach of Contract

7. Liquidated Damages: Damages Due to Breach of Contract

When a breach of contract occurs, there are several different types of money damages that might be awarded to the innocent party. Liquidated damages are a predetermined form of money damage award. This lesson explains the use of liquidated damages.

Duress and Undue Influence in Contract Enforcement

8. Duress and Undue Influence in Contract Enforcement

Contracts must be entered into freely by both of the parties and include mutual assent. Sometimes mutual assent can be affected by coercion or pressure to enter the contract. Duress and undue influence are situations that affect mutual assent and make a contract void or voidable. This lesson explains duress and undue influence in contract formation.

Contract Enforcement: Misrepresentation & Fraud

9. Contract Enforcement: Misrepresentation & Fraud

A contract won't be enforced if it's based on fraud or misrepresentation. These are civil causes of action regarding the formation of a contract. Both of these causes of action involve a statement of facts that is untrue. This lesson explains fraud and misrepresentation in contract formation, and takes a look at a case example.

Defenses to Contract Enforcement: Mistakes

10. Defenses to Contract Enforcement: Mistakes

A valid and legally enforceable contract requires a meeting of the minds. Sometimes there isn't a meeting of the minds due to a mistake by one or both parties. This lesson explains the different types of contract mistakes, and the remedies available.

Defenses to Contract Enforcement: Unconscionability & Statute of Limitations

11. Defenses to Contract Enforcement: Unconscionability & Statute of Limitations

Sometimes a party has a defense to a contract. A contract defense is a valid and legal reason for why the contract can't be enforced. This lesson explains unconscionability and statute of limitations. These are both defenses to the enforcement of a contract.

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