Middle School Projects

All TYLA curriculum packages can be presented with or without the assistance of a volunteer lawyer. If you would like for a volunteer lawyer in your area to help you with the program, please call the TYLA office at 1-800-204-2222 ext. 1529.

It Could Be You

Emphasizes the importance of speaking out against crime and reporting it before it happens in an effort to prevent school violence.

Target Audience: 7th through 10th graders. Supplemental activity for classroom or assembly.

R U Safe?

R U Safe? is designed to educate children and their parents about online dangers and give them the tools needed to be safe while online.

Target Audience: There are different versions of the video for high school, middle school and elementary students.

Crossing The Line

In this curriculum, students watch videotaped scenes and discuss whether each scene depicts a crime. Students learn about terminology and concepts used in criminal law.

Educating Educators
Educating Educators
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Vote America
Vote America

Today, every adult American citizen regardless of race, gender, religion or socio-economic background has the opportunity to vote. The dreams of our founding fathers, propounded by action, gave us the right to change, the right to be heard, and the right to vote. However, this was not always so.

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They Had a Dream Too

Outside the Woolworth’s in Greensboro, N.C., a plaque commemorates one of the landmarks of the civil rights movement with an apposite quote: “Sometimes taking a stand for what is undeniably right means taking a seat.”

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The Unconscious Truth
The Unconscious Truth

The Unconscious Truth – The Physical and Legal Effects of Underage Binge Drinking is a multi-media project created by the Texas Young Lawyers Association to educate students and parents on the signs of alcohol poisoning and the legal and physical consequences associated with binge drinking.

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What Do Lawyers Do?
What Do Lawyers Do?

What if I'm not a good public speaker?

How much does it cost?

What kind of classes do I need to take?

What do I have to do to get to law school?

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BSAFE
BSAFE: Battling Substance Abuse for Everyone

"BSAFE - Battling Substance Abuse for Everyone" is a multi-media public service and education project intended to provide a free resource to educate youth about the dangers and real life consequences of substance abuse, to provide information and resources to teachers and parents who have children who may be struggling with addiction issues, and to educate the public about the use of drug courts to help deal with substance abuse issues and the benefits these specialty courts are currently providing the citizens of Texas.

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R U Safe?
R U Safe?

R U Safe? is designed to educate children and their parents about online dangers and give them the tools needed to be safe while online. It is intended to serve students at every age level (elementary, middle school and high school) and also contains a section for parents.  Using experts from law enforcement and child advocacy groups, the video covers such wide-ranging topics as cyber bullying, social networking sites, chat rooms, “sexting,” and online predators. Children are also told how to report suspicious activity and educated about the legal ramifications of certain online behavior.  The parental section addresses basic safety plans, implementing parental controls, privacy settings and child-safe browsers, and the use of cookies and website history. It also provides parents with useful advice about how they should address the issue of cyber safety with their children.

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The Little Voice
The Little Voice

Recognizing Child Abuse and Your Duty to Report It

Four children die every day from child abuse. A child you know may be the victim of neglect or emotional, physical or sexual abuse. 

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Kids In the Crossfire

"Kids in the Crossfire" is a short video designed to  emphasize the impact of parents' behavior during divorce.  Through dramatizations and interviews with children, parents, judges, and counselors who have been impacted by divorce or work in the family law field, the video gives parents a road map of behaviors to avoid and suggestions for improving communication and minimizing stress on children.

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You're Hired. Now What?

“You’re Hired! Now What?” is a video program designed to teach students and other new members of the workforce about rules governing discriminatory or unfair workplace environments, through a series of vignettes.

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