Instructional Components

This section provides an overview of the information you need to get started. It is divided into two sections:

  • Fair Fight in the Marketplace documentary film
  • Antitrust law curriculum manual

The Film

The first component is the Fair Fight in the Marketplace documentary film that tells the stories connected with three leading antitrust legal cases. The film's goal is to inform the public of the function and importance of antitrust laws and their role in ensuring that consumers have fair pricing, product choices, product innovation, and, ultimately, a vibrant economy. The film weaves legal information with the real life stories of people impacted by antitrust violations. The documentary was developed in two versions. The regular version can be shown in about 30 minutes. The educational version has been divided into four chapters and each chapter is about 7 minutes long, with two minutes of prefacing remarks from subject matter expert Tom Papageorge of the LA County District Attorney's office.

The Curriculum

The second component includes the 5 lessons and supporting materials in the curriculum manual. The first lesson lays a foundation for viewing the film, including vocabulary basic law and economic concepts. This lesson should be completed before viewing the video. The remaining four lessons are best used following the chapter segments of the educational version of the documentary. The recommended procedure is to use the 7 minute documentary chapter to open the class followed by the questions for discussion in the lesson. Following the discussion each lesson has a strategy for applying the information in the lesson to some real life situations. Students are then asked to apply the information to some problems and then try out the newly learned concepts.