IP 41 Law and Justice 1 Course DevelopmentUnit 1: Careers in Law & Justice

Unit Details

  • Course Weight: 5%
  • Hours of Instruction: 8 +/-
  • Course Assessment Questions: 5
  • Standard: The Learner will be able to understand careers in the Law and Justice System (RBT: B2)


  1. Identify positive character traits that should be present in Law and Justice employees.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to accurately complete a job application and resume.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to seek, apply, and accept employment.
  4. Design a portfolio to apply for jobs in Law and Justice.
  5. Apply acquired skills in an interview setting.
  6. Investigate personal career interests.

My Lesson

  • Feel free to use my plans as a guide. My course is based on 52 minute class periods.
  • My students in the first year course are 9th or 10th graders.
  • These materials may need updating. Be sure to check web links.

Daily Outline

  • 1 – Icebreakers, Day 1 PowerPoint
  • 2 – Class expectations: syllabus review
  • 3 – Finish expectations, texts out, paperwork, class forms
  • 4 – Careers in Law & Justice Packet (Click Here): review packet, computer protocols, working in pairs
  • 5 – Packets
  • 6 – SkillsUSA Membership Kickoff
  • 7 – Packets, start interviews
  • 8 – Packets, interviews
  • 9 – Packets, interviews
  • 10 – Group debriefs, interviews

My Dropbox

All the files I used in the this unit can be viewed and downloaded. To print, be sure to download first. Click Here.

Lesson Plan

You may find using this file to design your lesson plan useful.

Additional Resources

My Current Course

My current course is a bit different, but it will still help you in developing your course. My introduction class career unit Click Here

CTE Online

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Texas Education Agency has online teacher materials for Texas courses.


Washington State Career Ready Lesson Plans Click Here