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Ch 11: Scopes & Meanings in Contracts Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Scopes and Meanings in Contracts chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about topics that include certainty of terms and applied terms as well as conditions in 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 Scopes and Meanings in 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 Certainty of Terms: Definition and Terminology;
Rules of Construction and Interpretation in Law
The requirements of legal offers and a contract's binding elements;
The interpretation of a contract for the purpose of settling disputes
Tuesday Implied Terms in a Contract: Definition and Explanation A look at how courts may imply the terms of contracts for clarification purposes
Wednesday Parol Evidence Rule: Definition, Examples and Purpose A description of how this rule works
Thursday Conditions in Contracts: Definition and Forms An explanation of precedent, concurrent and subsequent conditions
Friday How Contract Conditions are Excused Prevention, anticipatory repudiation, waiver, and other ways that a condition can be excused

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Scopes & Meanings in Contracts Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Certainty of Terms: Definition and Terminology

1. Certainty of Terms: Definition and Terminology

In order to form a legally binding contract, you must first have a valid offer. A valid offer must contain definite and certain terms. This lesson discusses the key requirements of a valid offer.

Rules of Construction and Interpretation in Law

2. Rules of Construction and Interpretation in Law

Sometimes a contract dispute will end up in court. A court must examine and interpret the contract in order to determine what the parties intended. This lesson explores how courts determine the parties' intent.

Implied Terms in a Contract: Definition & Explanation

3. Implied Terms in a Contract: Definition & Explanation

Sometimes a contract dispute will end up in court. A court must examine and interpret the contract. Often, a court will imply certain terms in order to clarify the contract. This lesson explores the use of implied terms.

Parol Evidence Rule: Definition, Examples & Purpose

4. Parol Evidence Rule: Definition, Examples & Purpose

Often, a court will rule that a written contract represents the entire agreement between the parties. Other contract evidence won't be permitted or enforced. This is called the parol evidence rule. This lesson explains the rule and how it works.

Conditions in Contracts: Definition & Forms

5. Conditions in Contracts: Definition & Forms

The conditions of a contract determine the parties' obligations. A condition is an act or an event that affects the parties' contractual duties. There are three different forms of contract conditions. This lesson explores each of those conditions.

How Contract Conditions are Excused

6. How Contract Conditions are Excused

A contract condition is an act or an event that affects the parties' contractual duties. A condition determines the parties' obligations, but sometimes a condition can be excused. This lesson explains the different ways that a contract condition can be excused.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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