1. The Bill of Rights: Amendments I - X

    • Resource ID: 13402
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  2. Lesson Plan: Criminal Justice System and the Courts

    • Resource ID: 13398
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students trace the history of state and federal court systems and identify state and federal court systems.
  3. Lesson Plan: Court Systems and Practices - Impact of the 8th Amendment

    • Resource ID: 13430
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore the 8th Amendment and describe policies the lawmakers must follow. In groups, students will be given a project that will allow them to compare punishment in the United States to other countries.
  4. Lesson Plan: Court Systems and Practices - Report Writing

    • Resource ID: 13427
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    The ability to write a good report can make or break a case. A report that a police officer writes in his squad car has the potential to make it to the United States Supreme Court. In this lesson, students will write a report on a burglary case scenario.
  5. Scope and Sequence: Court Systems and Practices

    • Resource ID: 19449
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Court Systems and Practices course scope and sequence within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief...
  6. Lesson Plan: Entry Into the System - the Arrest

    • Resource ID: 13433
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will apply their understanding of the duties and responsibilities of law enforcement during arrests of suspects as required by established criminal procedure and case law. Students will participate in an activity in which they will assume the roles of "lawyers" and "clients...
  7. Lesson Plan: Court Systems and Practices - The Victim and Defendant in the Trial Process

    • Resource ID: 13421
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to explore the victim and defendant in the trial process through projects and case studies.
  8. Lesson Plan: The Pre-Trial Process, the Grand Jury, and the Bail Process

    • Resource ID: 13441
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will outline the Pre-Trial Process, describe the importance of the Grand Jury, and discuss the bail process.
  9. Lesson Plan: Court Systems and Practices - The Bill of Rights

    • Resource ID: 13403
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will understand the past and present battles in our courts that continually test the strength and longevity of our Bill of Rights.
  10. Court Systems and Practices: Purposes of the Law

    • Resource ID: 13411
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  11. Court Systems and Practices: Courtroom Roles and Responsibilities

    • Resource ID: 13416
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  12. Court Systems and Practices: Trial - Burden of Proof and Evidence

    • Resource ID: 13452
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  13. Court Systems and Practices: Mock Trials

    • Resource ID: 13454
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  14. Lesson Plan: The Impact of Public Opinion and the Legislature on the Court System

    • Resource ID: 13406
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students learn to Identify factors that influence the court system and describe real life cases that have been affected by these factors.
  15. Lesson Plan: Motions and Challenges to Evidence

    • Resource ID: 13447
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about the motions and objections that may be utilized by an attorney. Students will have the opportunity to write scenarios for the various objections, and will play a game to assist them in learning the motions.
  16. Lesson Plan: Appeal and Post Conviction Review

    • Resource ID: 13464
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students learn about Appeal and Post conviction Review. Students also explore case studies of past appeals to take on the role of a defense attorney for their case.
  17. Court Systems and Practices: Entry Into the System - Arrests and Miranda

    • Resource ID: 13431
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  18. Court Systems and Practices: Criminal Procedure

    • Resource ID: 13437
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  19. Court Systems and Practices: Pre-Trial Process

    • Resource ID: 13440
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.
  20. Court Systems and Practices: Rules of Discovery and Privileged Communication

    • Resource ID: 13443
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    A PowerPoint presentation for instructional purposes that can be adopted or modified by the classroom teacher to supplement a lesson plan.