Test out your students puzzle decoding skills with this California Gold Rush Task Cards Puzzle Breakout. This activity gets students out of their seat and moving around the room! The printable task card puzzles includes 6 stations. Each station has 4 questions for a total of 24 questions related to the California Gold Rush and Westward Expansion.
Topics include: California Gold Rush, boomtowns, ghost towns and mass migration
Students race to see who can get the final codes! A friendly competition always increases engagement. Students will roam around the room looking for task cards sort of like a scavenger hunt! You can hang the task cards on the wall, throw them on the floor, place them on desks or pass them amongst students. Each answer will be decoded and recorded on a student answer sheet. This activity can be used as task cards, partner activities, SCOOT activities, scavenger hunts, anticipatory sets, unit review, sub plans, stations, or independent work. How you choose to set it up in your classroom is up to you. There are so many possibilities that allow students to be out of their seats, moving around the room and learning!
✔️ 12 Multiple Choice Questions
✔️ 12 Fill in the Blank Questions
✔️ Teacher Directions
✔️ Student Directions
✔️ Student Recording Sheet
✔️ Teacher Answer Key
✔️ Signs to Hold Up
✔️ How to Decode Reference Sheet
✏️ Group Stations
✏️ Unit Review
✏️ Enrichment Activity
✏️ Teamwork Activity
✏️ Formative Assessment
✏️ Fun Activity Before a Long Break
⏰ Groups of 3-4
All questions found in this product are aligned with the California Gold Rush ESCAPE ROOM! Of course, you do not need to purchase the resource to use the task cards, however, it would be helpful to know that all of the answers can be found in the reading passages of the escape room. This way you ensure the students had access to the information.