1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Lesson Plan: Law - Principles of Making Laws

    • Resource ID: 13706
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about the Bill of Rights, elements of a crime, classification of crimes, and procedures for enacting laws. Students will discuss breaking the law and the elements of arrest, research types of crimes and present to the class. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.  
  17. 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. 
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Lesson Plan: Health and Safety in LPSCS Careers

    • Resource ID: 13741
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss dangers for individuals employed in LPSCS, and how to manage wellness and stress levels.