Looking for the perfect bundle for U.S. History, Social Studies or Civics? This Bundle includes THREE separate ESCAPE ROOMS! This U.S. Historical Documents bundle includes fun facts about the Declaration of Independence, the making of the U.S. Constitution (Constitutional Convention) and the Articles of Confederation.
You will get:
1) Constitutional Convention Escape Room
2) Declaration of Independence #2 Escape Room
3) Articles of Confederation Escape Room
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The Escape Rooms will take students on THREE separate secret missions around the classroom! The escape rooms have students decode facts about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitutional Convention and the Articles of Confederation.
These Escape Rooms have students walking around the classroom breaking codes. Students are given a secret code name and sent on a secret mission to solve the clues in less than an hour (You decide the amount of time!) The codes include ciphers, Morse code, cryptograms and a final 4 digit lock combination based on the four decoders/clues.
Each clue and code is different. The codes require students to think differently to decipher or decode them. Some codes are easier than others. Some codes require critical thinking to determine what a letter/symbol stands for. Each code will reveal a fact about historical documents. The use of secret code will keep your students engaged while competing to find the final lock combination. No props needed!! Students can report the final lock combination to you. If you wanted to, you could purchase a 4 digit lock that you program, but it is not necessary at all!
The best age range for this resource is 8+. Please look at the preview to determine if this resource works for your age group. Younger students may need some help with some of the more difficult codes.
You can use the pre-labeled clues or you can challenge older kids to choose/find the decoder that works for each of the clues. A set of labeled and non-labeled decoders is included with each escape room.
In addition to learning or reinforcing the subject matter, my escape rooms encourage teamwork and critical thinking. As a “timed” challenge, students will be engaged from beginning to end!
New Feature: This escape room now includes 12 fun, colorful signs to take class pictures with at the end of the mission. Signs include “Puzzle Master”, “She did all the work”, “Genius”, “We did it”, “I Escaped” and more! Hang the pictures in your room, send them in a parent newsletter or share them on social media!
An answer key and teacher directions are provided for each escape room.
Time needed: 30-60 minutes/escape
Both the Constitutional Convention and the Declaration of Independence Escape Rooms have formative questions to ensure that students are actually reading the clues! The Articles of Confederation does not have formative question but provides an “exit slip” of sorts in which they write down things they learned.