1. Court Systems and Practices

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
    Court Systems and Practices is an overview of the federal and state court systems. The course identifies the roles of judicial officers and the trial processes from pretrial to sentencing and examines the types and rules of evidence. Emphasis is placed on constitutional laws for criminal...
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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...
  12. Scope and Sequence: Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

    • Resource ID: 19444
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015
    Principles of Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Lesson Plan: Common Problems in Law Enforcement

    • Resource ID: 13716
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    This lesson focuses on the most common problems that occur in law enforcement including electronic crimes, hate crimes, and human trafficking. 
  19. Lesson Plan: Math and Science in LPSCS

    • Resource ID: 13749
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss and apply mathematics and science applications in LPSCS. Additionally, students will research requirements for a career in LPSCS and describe how math and science apply to hiring and educational requirements.
  20. Lesson Plan: Introduction to the Levels and Functions of Criminal Courts

    • Resource ID: 13720
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will conduct research on the levels and functions of city, county, and state level courts.