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Ch 13: Discharge of Contracts Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Discharge of Contracts chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about topics such as equitable remedies in contracts and methods of discharging contracts. 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 Discharge of Contracts 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.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Methods of Discharging Contracts: Conditions, Breach and Agreement;
Changed Circumstances in Contracts: Possibility, Practicality and Effect
An overview of a contract's six elements;
The implications of objective impossibility in contracts
Tuesday Other Contract Discharge Options: Recission, Novation and Accord;
Contractual Illegality and Public Policy: Definition, Examples and Issues
The contents of a legally-binding contract;
The elements that make a contract legally enforceable and in alignment with public policy
Wednesday Statutory Illegality in Contracts: Legislation, Liability and Examples;
Valid, Void, Voidable and Unenforceable Contracts
A look at the necessity of revenue or regulatory licenses;
A description of these contracts and their differences
Thursday Legal Remedies in Contracts: Definition and Acts Court remedies in cases of breach-of-contract
Friday Equitable Remedies in Contracts: Definition and Examples An explanation of reformation, recission and specific performance

8 Lessons in Chapter 13: Discharge of Contracts Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Methods of Discharging Contracts: Conditions, Breach & Agreement

1. Methods of Discharging Contracts: Conditions, Breach & Agreement

For the most part, a contract is discharged or no longer valid once the promises of both parties have been fulfilled. A contract may be discharged because one party did not fulfill the promises or both parties agree that it's no longer necessary.

Changed Circumstances in Contracts: Possibility, Practicality & Effects

2. Changed Circumstances in Contracts: Possibility, Practicality & Effects

Sometimes, promises made in a contract cannot be performed because of unforeseeable circumstances that cannot be defined in a clause. In these cases, the law allows changes for reasons of impracticality, impossibility and frustration of purpose.

Other Contract Discharge Options: Rescission, Novation & Accord

3. Other Contract Discharge Options: Rescission, Novation & Accord

In general, a contract is a legally binding agreement in which two or more parties make and agree to certain promises. Although the parties are bound to the terms, the parties may agree to discharge the contract through rescission, novation or accord.

Contractual Illegality & Public Policy: Definition, Examples & Issues

4. Contractual Illegality & Public Policy: Definition, Examples & Issues

Contracts, in general, contain six elements that must be present. One such element is legal object. This means that the terms of a contract must be legal and not against public policy.

Statutory Illegality in Contracts: Legislation, Liability & Examples

5. Statutory Illegality in Contracts: Legislation, Liability & Examples

The law states that the terms of a contract must not violate any laws including statutes. Any contract written that is in violation of statutes or laws is unenforceable.

Valid, Void, Voidable, and Unenforceable Contracts

6. Valid, Void, Voidable, and Unenforceable Contracts

There are several kinds of contracts. Some bind parties wholly, while others do not. The terms of the contract determine whether a contract can be fully executed.

Legal Remedies in Contracts: Definition & Acts

7. Legal Remedies in Contracts: Definition & Acts

When one party breaches the terms of a contractual agreement, the court uses any of several remedies to make the injured party whole. These remedies include compensation, consequences for breach, punishment, nominal fines, liquidation and mitigation.

Equitable Remedies in Contracts: Definition & Examples

8. Equitable Remedies in Contracts: Definition & Examples

There are several remedies a court can impose on parties in a breach of a contract case: rescission, restitution, specific performance, injunction, reformation or quasi-contract. Learn about each of these remedies in this lesson.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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