Black History Month Escape Room / Lock Box
This escape room / lock box is designed to familiarize students with the accomplishments and bravery of many African Americans.
⭐Internet access is required for this activity.
This activity challenges students to research, think critically, and work collaboratively to solve the 4 different clues to break out of the box.
Students will walk away with a better understanding of the courage, determination, intelligence, and talent of many African Americans who led this nation in discoveries, inventions, and civil rights. My goal was to not only mention well-known names such as Thurgood Marshall, Barak Obama, and Oprah Winfrey, but to also study other important people that may not have been studied as much such as Marva Collins, Benjamin Banneker, Garrett Morgan, Patricia Bath, Charles Drew, and plenty more. In addition, students will read and analyze a short article by Martin Luther King, Jr.
⭐In actuality, you could have students solve the clues without having any locked boxes. Each clue has a picture of the lock they are trying to open along with the clues. Then, a sheet is included for students to write the code to each lock. Of course, the physical locks are more fun, but I definitely understand school funds are limited. This also works if you have only one lock box for the class to share or several lock box sets for groups.
⭐This activity also comes with access to a Google Form so that students can put their answers into the form and get immediate feedback if they are correct or incorrect as long as they have a tech device to use. This way, you don't even have to set physical locks! The form is self-checking! YAY! (A link and a QR code is included so that you can choose what is easiest for your students to access.)
Materials needed if you are using physical locks (pictures of materials are included):
3 digit lock
5 letter alphabet lock
Box with a lockable clasp
This lesson has step-by-step instructions, hint cards, and well-designed clues
to engage your students and get them to think critically.
This lesson could last anywhere from 45 minutes to 60 minutes depending on how you execute the plans.
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