The Illinois Professional Teaching Standards define Planning For Instruction as:

"The teacher understands instructional planning and designs instruction based upon knowledge of the discipline, students, the community and curriculum goals."

The lesson plans and materials below from the Progressives Unit I've taught in U.S. History illustrate both creative and more traditional teaching strategies. Some are rich in technology and others devoid of it. Diversity in instruction is a key to student motivation and involvement.
Progressives Unit
Progressive Presidents PowerPoint
Progressive Presidents Lesson Plan
Muckraker Cafe Lesson Plan and Activity
Populism vs. Progressives Venn Diagram Lesson Plan
Populism, Progressives and Labor Union Study Guide
Populism and Progressives Millionaire Review Game