Essential Question: How do Anti-trust Laws protect consumers and promote competition?
In this lesson students will:
1) Complete a warm-up activity in which they are introduced to the Sherman Ant-Trust Act, Clayton Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act.
2) Read an article and complete Cornell Notes on the topic of “Protecting Consumers in the Free Market System: How do Anti-Trust Acts protect me?”
3) Examine a recent press release about a well-known company to understand how Anti-trust laws work in the real world.
4) Culminating Project. Create a poster in which they represent the Department of Justice in their attempt to investigate Anti-trust violators. Students will pretend that they work for the Department of Justice and have been assigned the job of educating the public on the following concepts:
- all U.S. residents can help promote free competition by reporting violators
- some violations citizens can look for and report (Using the Anti-trust laws in effect)
- how to report a violation
-what information should you include in your report when you report a violation
In order to inform and educate the public, students will be creating a poster that can be posted all over the U.S. to introducing the public to this important information.
**READY TO TEACH LESSON, power-point slides, student worksheets, poster directions, and articles etc. are included**
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