1. Lesson Plan: Correctional Services - Civil and Criminal Justice Systems

    • Resource ID: 13365
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will explore the differences between the criminal and civil justice systems and how changes in those systems impact the correctional system.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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...
  4. Lesson Plan: Emergency Plans and Procedures in a Correctional Facility

    • Resource ID: 13357
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will be introduced to the various components of prison emergency plans and procedures. They will have the opportunity to create a floor plan for a prison and determine an emergency plan for that floor plan for various scenarios.
  5. 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.
  6. Lesson Plan: Constitutional Law

    • Resource ID: 13368
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students focus on constitutional law to examine protocols outlined by the 14th Amendment, summarize 5th Amendment rights, and examine trial, jury and due process rights.
  7. Lesson Plan: The Organization of Correctional Systems

    • Resource ID: 13372
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students examine the history of corrections in Texas and the United States, explore the impact of the United States legal system on the correctional system and differentiate between the civil and criminal justice systems and explain how change impacts correctional services.
  8. Lesson Plan: Interrogation

    • Resource ID: 13378
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to the interrogation procedures. For law enforcement agents in all fields (police, court, and corrections) it is important to understand the rights of the prisoners and how to conduct interrogations while protecting those rights.
  9. 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.  
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. Lesson Plan: Infection Control in Correctional Facilities

    • Resource ID: 13345
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about various infections and prevention measures and treatments. Students will be expected to identify various infections based on the symptoms in different scenarios.
  14. Lesson Plan: Correctional Services - Professional Communication

    • Resource ID: 13341
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn and practice verbal communication skills necessary for municipal, county, state, or federal correctional officers.
  15. Lesson Plan: CPR in Correctional Facilities

    • Resource ID: 13343
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a correctional facility, which is a major first aid safety procedure.
  16. Lesson Plan: Hazardous Materials

    • Resource ID: 13348
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    This lesson, provides students the opportunity to learn about the special requirements for handling hazardous materials to maintain a safe working environment.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.