Lesson Plans for High School Students
These lessons may be utilized when presenting at a high school:
- Fact or Fiction- by Mark Goodner, TMCEC Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel. This lesson is an interactive presentation using hypothesis to teach and test a students knowledge of the law through a game-show format. These lessons are ready for a Municipal Judge or Court Personnel to use in your classroom. These may also be adapted by a teacher to use as well.
- Jury Trials and Traffic Safety - by Mark Goodner, TMCEC Program Attorney & Deputy Counsel. This lesson explores the jury trial process and the people's right to a trail by an impartial jury. This lesson also covers Municipal Court jurisdiction and the number of traffic offenses that occur. These lessons are ready for a Municipal Judge or Court Personnel to use in your classroom. These may also be adapted by a teacher to use as well. Click here for powerpoint lesson and handouts.
- Misdemeanors Matter - by Ned Minevitz, TMCEC Program Attorney & TxDOT Grant Administrator. This Powerpoint presentation shows the real life consequences of misdemeanors and how their significance should not be downplayed.
Join the "Speaker's Bureau"
The MTSI project maintains a database of municipal judges, clerks, prosecutors, and city officials who serve as speakers for youth in their community. MTSI often receives requests from schools or youth groups seeking a speaker from the judiciary. When such a request is received, we look for a match on the Speaker's Bureau. To join the Speaker's Bureau, please contact Ned Minevitz at Ned@tmcec.com or (512) 320-8274.
For more information contact TMCEC at 800.252.3718
A project of the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center
in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation