Keys to the Courthouse
A Curriculum Enrichment Program for Youth
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s V.G. Young Institute of County Government and 4-H and Youth Development Program, in partnership with the Texas Association of Counties and the County Judges and Commissioners Association, are pleased to provide this curriculum to help young people better understand the role of county government in our state.
This curriculum is designed for middle and high school students and is prepared in compliance with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills social studies requirements. The five lessons teach participants about the functions of elected county officials in Texas, the primary services offered by county government, the justice process at the county level, elections and voting, and the financing of county government. Each lesson has appropriate activities to reinforce learning.
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Curriculum and Related Activities