1. 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. 
  2. Lesson Plan: Interagency Partnerships

    • Resource ID: 13739
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss collaboration between agencies in the criminal justice system. Students will also complete a scenario-based activity, in which they will work together to form a collaborative solution to a problem.
  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: 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Lesson Plan: The Importance of Communications in Fire Management

    • Resource ID: 13468
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    Fire department communications and their effectiveness are vital factors in the success or failure of fire service operations. Employees of a communications center need to have proper speech and radio etiquette, understand the importance of concise written communication, be well-versed in the...
  15. Lesson Plan: Fire Technology Education and the Firefighter Selection Process

    • Resource ID: 13470
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to explore the process of preparing for a fire service career by going through a mock hiring process and researching requirements.
  16. Lesson Plan: Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Types and Uses

    • Resource ID: 13476
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn the about the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) used by firefighters. Students will also demonstrate and describe the "operational check" of a SCBA and a PASS device.
  17. Lesson Plan: Donning and Doffing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

    • Resource ID: 13480
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to learn methods for donning and doffing the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and to demonstrate how to don the SCBA.
  18. Lesson Plan: Physical States of Matter and the Combustion Process

    • Resource ID: 13506
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will analyze the physical states of matter of fuels, and complete a situational awareness exercise in which they will demonstrate and discuss the methods of fire control/attack.
  19. Lesson Plan: Fire Behavior

    • Resource ID: 13508
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to properly demonstrate how to check a door for heat and how to check the heat level in a room. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to assess characteristics of fires and determine potential safety issues in videos.
  20. Lesson Plan: SCBA Air Management and Safety

    • Resource ID: 13473
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), that allows firefighters to perform their duties in toxic environments. Students will also learn limitations of the SCBA, conduct an SCBA inspection, and replace a SCBA cylinder.