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: 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.
  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: Public Safety Professionals Roles and Responsibilities

    • Resource ID: 13708
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will investigate the roles of the public safety professionals, and identify the education and training required for various levels of law enforcement careers.
  5. Lesson Plan: Fire Department Communications

    • Resource ID: 13737
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss fire department communications, fill out incident reports, simulate E-9-1-1 calls, practice using portable radios, and simulate radio traffic.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. Lesson Plan: Sentencing Guidelines

    • Resource ID: 13724
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    This lesson introduces students to the basic components of sentencing and provides examples of sentences. Sentencing is a very important phase of the court process. Judges and juries must follow the guidelines set forth by law and precedent to ensure that due process is served on those convicted of...
  10. 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.
  11. 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. 
  12. 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.
  13. Lesson Plan: Pretrial and Courtroom Procedures

    • Resource ID: 13722
    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson. students will understand the roles and functions of the court system. and identify the phases of a trial and the procedures followed in the courtroom.
  14. 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. 
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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. 
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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.