If you are looking for an Civics Middle School based team-building activity to keep your students engaged with revision and or during the last few days (or week) leading up to end of a term, then this EDUCATIONAL ESCAPE ROOM is for you! There are seven train detective inspired – but subject themed (trivia) challenges included in this file. Students will complete a variety of tasks using different skills including: problem-solving, critical thinking, reading comprehension, literacy challenges and some clever deduction.
The puzzles, bonus questions and challenges are a fun way to assess a topic or subject area and each puzzle covers a different aspect of the topic. This resource covers a variety of different elements including: vocabulary, key terms. key themes, general subject knowledge, literacy and much more…
Escape Room is fully editable and are easy to set up – Just follow our step by step teacher instructions.
The Escape room lasts just under an hour depending on how quick students can solve each puzzle! If a team finishes early don’t worry we have built in another hidden challenge for them.
** Escape Room Contents**
★Interactive Tracker PowerPoint – Keeps the competitive nature on display
★ Escape Room Keys (Six Sets for up to Six Teams) Print two copies for up to 12 teams
★Escape Room Puzzles (7 Rooms = 7 Different styles of Puzzles)
★ Teacher Answer Sheet – We do the hard work for you!
★Teacher instructions to run the escape
★ Successful Escape Certificates for those that complete the entire challenge (There is a difficult bonus escape for any quick finishing teams 🙂
★The **7 Rooms** each have subject specific Puzzles that have been adapted to suit the topic of this Escape Room and are suitable for a variety of students.
☞ A fun, five-minute ★introductory video★ has been included, which will help to set the scene before the escape room is to begin! The video outlines the plot of each escape and provides alternate endings…
he Escape Puzzles & Challenges
Challenge Escape #1 Sleeping Car – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to unscramble a series of words that have been mixed up into alternating pairs of letters
Challenge Escape #2 Coach Car – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to match up the correct pairs of information to find the one piece that is an imposter and report this to the teacher
Challenge Escape #4 The Observation Car – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to cut up all the jigsaw pieces and re-assemble the viewing window using the key terms provided and spot the extra piece that should not be there
Challenge Escape #3 The Lounge Car – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to draw a successful path through the word maze and navigate several traps
Challenge Escape #5 The Baggage car – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to match up the key terms (Baggage) with the correct definitions (the owners) and find the extra three terms
Challenge Escape #6 Dining Car – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to organise the dishes onto the correct educational plates – but all may not be as it seems
Challenge Escape #7 The Engine Room – In order to successfully complete this challenge, students will have to work their way through a mathematical based logic challenge.
Each Escape Puzzle will also include two bonus subject related questions – The tie breaker will be the team with the most subject related questions right.
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★Group sizes: 3-5 students per team (This can also be completed as an individual and/or pair activity) – ideally up to 6 teams per class.
★Time: Approximately 50-60 minutes (Provide hints along the way if time is a factor!)
★Materials: Aside from the materials that you would already have in your classroom (pencils, pens, 6 pairs of scissors), no additional resources are needed!