This unit has questions that relate to the Iowa Core (which is the Common Core), plus the following standard: Employ the full range of research-based comprehension strategies, including making connections, determining importance, questioning, visualizing, making inferences, summarizing, and monitoring for comprehension.
I start out the unit by showing the students this Holocaust timeline and then have them fill out the questions / thoughts sheet about the Holocaust / discuss. http://www.softschools.com/timelines/holocaust_timeline/15/
(If this link doesn’t work anymore, please let me know.)
Each question is related to the Iowa Core / Common Core, and the standard is by each question.
There is also a small rubric on each page that the teacher can use to keep track of if the student understands each standard.
At the bottom of the page, I’ve attached an Iowa Core Literacy Standards / Common Core rubric that you can use if you wish.