This mini-unit from R-Steg features a Power Point presentation (with warm-ups/drills), three sets of questions, and links to all reading materials. It takes approximately five days to finish. Each slide has your Common Core Standards! Curriculum Map included!
More specifically, this mini-unit features five days of warm-ups about 10 minutes each), a link to a newspaper article with close-reading questions, a link to a speech with close-reading and multimedia questions, a link to a poem with close-reading questions. This mini-unit ends with an argumentative essay prompt based on Beyonce's controversial use of the Challenger disaster sound clip in a song. If you choose, you can end with an in-class debate on the subject! My students did, and loved it! (After playing the song, the essay took about 45 minutes for them to do, the debate took about 30 minutes)
I recommend showing video of the disaster to your students, and maybe share with them any personal memories, if you have any. I didn't include a link to view the disaster, for that depends on what is available to you. Unit Streaming through Discovery School has some great clips, as does YouTube.
I have taught this mini-unit for seven years! I reworked everything this year to fit the Common Core standards. My students get really involved with this high-interest material!