Government, Regulations and Business Ethics

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Learning Activities Project
Government Regulations Businesses Must Know

Skill Level:Intermediate/Advanced (Team)

Time Line:4 hours

Description:The students will be assigned to a team to research the government regulations businesses need to know and follow. The team will be given the topics listed below to research. Students should locate at least two different sources for each topic. The team will then need to meet and collaborate to create a presentation to be given to their classmates and a written report to be given to the teacher.

Research the following topics:
1. Americans with Disabilities Act
2. Bar Coding
3. Child Labor Laws
4. Child Support regulations
5. Confidentiality
6. Fair Labor Standards Act
7. Family Leave Act
8. Immigration
9. Insurance regulations
10. Licenses and Permits required by the State 11. Licenses, Permits, Regulations required by the Local area 12. Minimum wage
13. OSHA
14. Social Security Act
15. Unemployment Insurance
16. Workers Compensation

Modification:The teams can be selected by the teacher, the students, or randomly. The research may also be conducted at the library or government office in addition to the Internet sites.

SCANS Proficiencies

Resources:Allocate Time
Complete research, presentation, and report in a timely manner Allocate Material and Facilities
Acquire necessary paper, computer, and software

Information:Acquire and Evaluate Information
Select appropriate format to complete work Organize and Maintain Information
Collect information for topics and organize in a presentation and report Interpret and Communicate Information
Create presentation and report from collected information

Interpersonal:Participate as a Member of a Team
Work together to collect information and complete tasks Teach Others New Skills
Teach classmates the information that your team discovered Use Computers to Process Information
Collect information on assigned topics and create presentation and report

Technology:Select Technology
Apply correct technology to complete tasks Apply Technology to Task
Use appropriate technology for research, presentation, and report Maintain and Troubleshoot Equipment
Help determine and solve problems that arise while working

Reading:Locate, understand, and interpret written information in prose and in documents such as manuals, graphs, and schedules

Listening:Receive, attend to, interpret, and respond to verbal messages and other cues

Speaking:Organize ideas and communicate orally

Thinking Skills

Decision Making:Specify goals and constraints, generate alternatives, consider risks, and evaluate and choose best alternative

Problem Solving:Recognize problems and devise and implement plan of action

Seeing Things in
the Mind’s Eye:Organize and process symbols, pictures, graphs, objects, and other information

Know How to Learn:Use efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills

Reasoning:Discover a rule or principle underlying the relationship between two or more objects and apply it when solving a problem

Personal Qualities

Self-Esteem:Believe in own self-worth and maintain a positive view of self

Self-Management:Assess self accurately, set personal goals, monitor progress, and exhibit...
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