Outcome Chart - New Brunswick - Law 120

Foundations of the Law

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to:

1.1 explain the need for and purposes of law

1.3 classify laws by type

1.4 identify and explain the division of federal, provincial and municipal governmental powers

1.5 describe and explain the process by which laws are made in Canada

1.6 analyse the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to identify the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of Canadian citizens

1.7 analyse the NB Human Rights Act to identify the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of New Brunswick citizens

1.9 apply their understanding of human rights law to specific cases

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Cyberbullying and the Law

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Criminal Law

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to:

2.1 analyze why society criminalizes certain behaviours

2.2 identify and explain the elements of a criminal offence and of selected specific offences

2.10 describe and analyze standard defences to criminal charges

2.14 apply the criminal law to analyze, prosecute, defend, and decide specific cases

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Cyberbullying and the Law

Civil Law - Torts

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to: 3.1 distinguish between civil and criminal matters and the different types of civil law

3.2 describe civil court procedures and contrast them with criminal procedure

3.3 demonstrate an understanding of torts and the purposes of tort law

3.4 demonstrate an understanding of the different kinds of torts and their elements

3.4.1 distinguish between intentional and unintentional torts

3.4.2 explain duty of care, standard care, proximate cause, foreseeability, and the reasonable person standard

3.5 demonstrate an understanding of the remedies available for victims

3.5.1 identify different kinds of damages which may be awarded in tortious actions and the principles governing their application

3.5.2 Identify the unique circumstances regarding tortious actions brought by and against Aboriginal litigants and respondents to litigation

3.6 identify the specific defences to various torts

3.7 apply their understanding of tort law to specific cases

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Cyberbullying and the Law

Contracts

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to:

4.1 explain the need for contractual agreements and the process of making a valid contract

4.1.1 explain the purpose, nature and types of contracts

4.1.2 describe the elements of and the process for making a valid contract

4.1.3 identify the legal limitations and constraints of contracts for various individuals (e.g. contracts with minors, etc.)

4.1.4 explain how a contract may be discharged

4.2 identify the legal consequences of breach of contract

4.3 identify the remedies available for breach of contract and demonstrate an understanding of their application

4.4 apply their understanding of contract law to specific cases

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Playing With Privacy

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

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MyWorld (licensed resource)

Consumer Law

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to:

8.1 explain why consumer protection laws are needed

8.2 describe the protection provided to consumers by legislation

8.3 distinguish between implied and express conditions and warranties

8.4 analyze specific cases to identify remedies available to the buyer and seller

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Playing With Privacy

Online Marketing to Kids: Protecting Your Privacy

What Students Need to Know about Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Who Knows? Your Privacy in the Information Age

Interactive Resources

MyWorld (licensed resource)

Human Rights

Overall Expectations

Students will be expected to:

13.1 explain the need for protection of human rights nationally and internationally

13.1.1 explain the background to and reasons for the adoption of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

13.1.2 explain the background to and reasons for the adoption of the Canadian Bill of Rights

13.1.3 explain the background to and reasons for the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

13.1.4 explain the background to and reasons for the adoption of the Canadian and NB Human Rights Act

13.2 describe their rights and responsibilities as citizens of Canada and the world under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Canadian Bill of Rights, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and national and provincial Human Rights Acts

13.3 describe and explain the process of filing and hearing a complaint under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Canadian Bill of Rights, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and national and New Brunswick Human Rights Acts

13.4 identify the remedies available to plaintiffs under the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Canadian Bill of Rights, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and national and provincial Human Rights Acts

13.5 evaluate the effectiveness of current human rights legislation

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Cyberbullying and the Law

Free Speech and the Internet

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media