THEME: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ENVIRONMENT. The lesson plan assignment requires completion of two lesson plans from different social studies disciplines in history, geography, political science, sociology, psychology or economics. For each plan, you should assume the following basic parameters: a 40-minute class period; a diverse student population; internet and computer access. Label lesson plans with NCSS standards to show which standards are being met and align the NCSS standards with the relevant Mississippi Framework Learning Standards. Each plan also should adhere to the following format (see details in the rubric): 1) State the topic in specific terms and grade level 2) Identify the all the NCSS and other relevant standards addressed in the lesson plans 3) Develop measurable students objective (3-4) from three different levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. 4) Plan and incorporate at least four or more different diverse teaching strategies 5) List and explain the use of variety of technology students will use. You are expected to incorporate variety describing what the students will be doing when using the type of technology. 6) Carefully select and explain different challenging student activities you plan students to participate to meet each objective. Plans should show consider multiple learning styles, intelligences and individual differences. 7). Planned activities should show evidence of using higher order questions and critical thinking to guide student centered activities. 8) Include variety of assessments planned to determine student understanding of the objectives and planned activities. 9) Include a conclusion that sums up the highlights of the lesson you have just planned. 10). Reflect on the planned lesson include, what you did better, opportunities missed and what you could do differently to improve your lesson plan activities.