Teach Texas

Taming Texas book coverThe Teach Texas Program is based on a new book from the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and shows how the state’s court system fits into the larger picture of Texas history: its roots, heroes, growing pains, and milestones, from the days of early Spanish colonization to the present. It introduces students to the Texas court system through an innovative program combining colorful stories from the history of the Texas courts with hands-on classroom activities led by teams of judges and attorneys.

Learn more about the Taming Texas book series and project at tamingtexas.org.

The HBA Teach Texas Committee coordinates a program every spring where volunteer attorneys visit 7th grade classes throughout Harris County to teach lessons based on the Taming Texas curriculum. See what people are saying about the HBA Teach Texas program.

Request a Teach Texas presentation for your school


Sign up as a volunteer Teach Texas educator


For more information about the HBA's Teach Texas program, contact Bonnie Simmons at bonnies@hba.org or (713) 759-1133.


Volunteer Materials

Volunteer Orientation

Curriculum Guide

PowerPoint for Lesson 1

Handout for Lesson 2

PowerPoint for Lesson 2