1. Lesson Plan: Law - Professional Writing and Research Skills

    • Resource ID: 13312
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson plan, students will apply written communication skills that are necessary in LPSCS careers in order to complete job tasks in a professional and effective manner.
  2. Lesson Plan: Law - Training Station Orientation

    • Resource ID: 13316
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will complete a training station orientation project for a career in Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security. Students will outline details about the station, map out a plan and present to the class.
  3. Lesson Plan: Daily Operations of Correctional Facilities

    • Resource ID: 13383
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about the daily operations of a correctional facility through independent projects, group presentations, and discussions.
  4. Correctional Services

    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In Correctional Services, students prepare for certification required for employment as a municipal, county, state, or federal correctional officer. Students will learn the role and responsibilities of a county or municipal correctional officer; discuss relevant rules, regulations, and laws of...
  5. Practicum in Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    The practicum course is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills in law, public safety, corrections, and security. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. Students...
  6. Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security introduces students to professions in law enforcement, protective services, corrections, firefighting, and emergency management services. Students will examine the roles and responsibilities of police, courts, corrections, private...
  7. Lesson Plan: Self Defense Pressure Points

    • Resource ID: 13351
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore the concept of self defense using pressure points. Students will have the opportunity to practice these methods with teacher's supervision.
  8. Lesson Plan: The Role of Emergency Medical Services

    • Resource ID: 13733
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson students will explore the roles of EMS and how these roles have changed over time. Students will conduct a mock crisis scenario, listen to a EMS Professional Guest Speaker, and research important moments in EMS History.
  9. Lesson Plan: Correctional Services - Accommodating the Disabled

    • Resource ID: 13388
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will participate in a role-playing activity in which they will assume the role of a corrections officer dealing with a disabled patient.
  10. Lesson Plan: Current Issues in Corrections

    • Resource ID: 13391
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will understand the current issues in Correctional Facilities so they can become effective correctional officers.
  11. Lesson Plan: Future Issues in Corrections Lesson Documents

    • Resource ID: 13394
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Correctional administrators face challenges involving staff, use of technology, and health care costs. These challenges have implications for the future of corrections. It is essential that correctional officers understand these issues and the implications. In this lesson, students will discuss...
  12. Lesson Plan: Scientific Reasoning

    • Resource ID: 13554
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Scientific reasoning is a skill necessary to forensic science. Forensic scientists need to be able to use scientific reasoning in order to process a crime scene and the evidence found there.
  13. Lesson Plan: Professionalism and Ethics in Corrections

    • Resource ID: 13334
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Regardless of the field, each organization has some standards by which it operates and expects its employees to follow.  The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is no different.  Professionalism and ethics play a key role in an employee’s success within the agency. Without them, you may...
  14. Lesson Plan: History of Crime and Correction

    • Resource ID: 13362
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to the history of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Knowing the history is important for establishing where the system began, and the struggles it has overcome to become the agency it is today.
  15. Lesson Plan: Roles and Functions of the Correctional System

    • Resource ID: 13726
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn the roles, functions, and importance of the correctional system on society. In addition, students will understand the differences between the types of correctional systems.
  16. Lesson Plan: Safety with Hazardous Materials in the Workplace

    • Resource ID: 13743
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lessons, students will explore safety and handling of hazardous materials. Students will research common health and safety concerns in an LPSCS workplace and develop solutions for these concerns.
  17. Lesson Plan: First Aid and CPR

    • Resource ID: 13745
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Many LPSCS professionals are first responders. In order to sustain life until medical personnel arrive on the scene, first responders must know emergency medical procedures in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In this lesson, students will have an opportunity to demonstrate first...
  18. Lesson Plan: Correctional Policy - Security and Control

    • Resource ID: 13380
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will analyze the safety procedures that take place in various tasks at a correctional facility including cell and inmate searches.  
  19. Lesson Plan: Employee Rules of Conduct

    • Resource ID: 13332
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to the rules of conduct for employees in correctional facilities. Students will have the opportunity to assess and analyze various scenarios to determine the proper conduct in the given situation. 
  20. Lesson Plan: LPSCS - Investigating Scholarships

    • Resource ID: 13329
    • Grade Range: 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will create a scholarship portfolio for continued education in LPSCS. Students will research scholarships, create a resume, write essays, and obtain letters of recommendation.