Outcome Chart - Newfoundland and Labrador - Canadian Law 2104/2204

Foundations of Law in Canada

Overall Expectations

SCO 1.3: Students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the classifications of law.

Specific Expectations

1.3.2 Distinguish between the primary categories of law

1.3.3 Classify actions/legislation within the various categories of law.

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Cyberbullying and the Law

Overall Expectations

SCO 1.5: Students will be expected to understand the historical development of the concept of human rights.

Specific Expectations

1.5.2 Describe the development of the concept of liberty in western democratic society

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Free Speech and the Internet

Shaking the Movers: Youth Rights and Media

Criminal Law and the Trial Process

Overall Expectations

SCO 2.1: Students will be expected to understand what constitutes criminal behaviour.

Specific Expectations

2.1.1 Explain why society criminalizes certain behaviours.

2.1.4 Evaluate the appropriateness of criminalizing certain acts or omissions

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Cyberbullying and the Law

Civil Law and Civil Procedures

Overall Expectations

SCO 3.1: Students are expected to understand the necessity for civil actions beyond, or apart from, criminal procedures.

Specific Expectations

3.1.1 Explain why some actions are both criminal and civil in nature.

3.1.2 Identify the purpose of tort law.

3.1.3 Explain why civil litigation may be more successful than criminal prosecution.

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Cyberbullying and the Law

Specific Applications of Civil Law of International Torts

Overall Expectations

SCO 5.2: Students are expected to understand what constitutes the tort of defamation of character

Specific Expectations

5.2.1 Define: (k) - defamation - slander - libel - truth - fair comment - malice - absolute privilege - qualified privilege

5.2.6 Analyze specific situations to determine if defamation has occurred. (a) 5.2.7 Classify specific situations as slander, libel, truth, fair comment.

5.2.9 Evaluate the benefit to society by constitutionally protecting free speech (see sections 1 and 2 of the Charter).

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Cyberbullying and the Law

Free Speech and the Internet