About the Lesson and Activities!

Outcomes, standards, objectives, and assessment

6th Grade social studies and langauge arts


Students will read a book and complete corresponding activities.


Iowa Core - 6th grade

Writing Standard (Activity 1)

3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Literature Standard (Activity 2)

2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

Language Standard (Activity 3)

4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading content, choose flexibly from a range of strategies.


(Activity 1)

1. The students will be able to write a one page paper explaining how they would feel if they were placed in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp while including specific examples after taking a virtual tour of the location.

(Activity 2)

2. The students will complete a semantic map displaying a central theme or ide of the story while providing detailed examples.

(Activity 3)

3. The students will be able to create a QR code that includes the definition of the word, a sentence including the word, and stating where the word was used in the book.


Activity 1 - Paper checklist

  • Length (5pt.)
  • detailed examples from the book or virtual tour (10 pts.)
  • Number of Errors (-1 for every error)

Activity 2 - Quiz

  • 2 short answer questions (10 pts.)
  • Describe what a theme is
  • Describe a theme and provide three examples

Activity 3 - QR code checklist

  • Definition of Word (2 pt.)
  • Word used in sentence correctly (2 pt.)
  • Where the word was used in the book (2 pt.)

Overall Assessment - Test

  • comprehension questions over book
  • opinion questions about personal feelings
  • Questions related to theme
  • Vocabulary questions