Diligence Curriculum Connection – Social Studies
‘Due Diligence’ is a term used in business and legal settings to describe an effort as constituting a reasonably thorough attempt to complete a task. It is often used when an entity is acquiring another such as when a business purchases another business. A reasonable investigation into the viability of the business is conducted prior to the purchase. Students can find other business or legal examples of what constitutes Due Diligence. You can then relate this to their efforts in the classroom. What constitutes Due Diligence if a student forgets to bring home a textbook needed for a homework assignment? Did they make an attempt to get the book after school? Call a friend? Get to school early to complete the assignment before classes?
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