Tinker v Des Moines ESCAPE ROOM Activity – Reading Passages – Supreme Court

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The Tinker v Des Moines Escape Room will take students on a secret mission around the classroom! This escape room has students decode interesting facts about the landmark Supreme Court case, Tinker v Des Moines, 1st Amendment, Freedom of Speech. A truly engaging and exciting activity to keep your students on the edge of their seats!

Number of Pages: 40 pages


What’s Included?

  •  4 Reading Passages
  •  4 Puzzle Phrases to Decode
  •  4 Decoders
  •  4 Differentiated Decoders
  •  10 Multiple Choice Questions
  •  Teacher Instructions
  •  Answer Key
  •  Hint Guides – How To Decode
  •  Completion Signs


Watch the video or click on the preview button to take a closer look at everything included!


Skills Used:

  •  Reading Comprehension
  •  Critical Thinking
  •  Peer Collaboration
  •  Problem Solving


To prevent students from simply decoding the puzzles, ALL questions need to be answered correctly in order to solve the final code. This ensures understanding!


Benefits of Use:

  •  No Prep
  •  Print and Go
  •  Cross-Curricular
  •  Highly Engaging
  •  No Locks Needed
  •  No silly envelopes to stuff
  •  No fancy shapes to cut out


Give students a chance to decode puzzles, move around the room, and read passages, all while actively learning! Students will work in pairs (or individually) and race against the clock. A friendly competition always increases engagement. No prior knowledge is needed. Each code will reveal interesting facts about the topic.


Puzzle Types:

  •  Cryptogram
  •  Morse Code
  •  PigPen Cipher
  •  Polybius Square


Options for Use:

  •  Anticipatory Sets
  •  Unit Review
  •  Early Finishers
  •  Gallery Walk
  •  Stations
  •  Sub Plans
  •  Rewards


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