During this unit I hand pick about 5-6 groups. These are our "island" groups and I attempt to mirror what is going on the the text. Students have to choose a leader, work together, and hold each other accountable. This packet has 12 missions (approximately 1 mission per chapter) that groups work together to complete. Some missions are competitive. You can also decide to have students do some of the worksheets individually. You can use these worksheets to create lesson plans around. Each worksheets meets common core standards or one of the six shifts.
sidenote: for mission through the topics I assign are (Mephistopheles, Coral Island by Ballantyne, William Golding, Rwanda, Battle of Guadalcanal, and Auschwitz). You can choose topics that may be more relevant to your classroom.