Digital Escape - Cinco de Mayo

Digital Escape - Cinco de Mayo
Digital Escape - Cinco de Mayo
Digital Escape - Cinco de Mayo
Digital Escape - Cinco de Mayo
Digital Escape - Cinco de Mayo
Digital Escape - Cinco de Mayo
Digital Escape - Cinco de Mayo
Digital Escape - Cinco de Mayo
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  1. Escape games can be fun, but if you don't have the kit with locks, they can be tricky to do. This item is a set of five completely digital escape games - no/low prep, you just need to make sure that your students have access to Google Sites! The games are in a mixture of English and Spanish, so you
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Cinco de Mayo is almost here! Your friend from Puebla has sent you some candies form Mexico, but in order to open the box and retrieve them, you will have to figure out the codes that open the locks by learning about Cinco de Mayo and the traditions surrounding it. This is a challenging activity that students will need to work together and think critically in order to complete. Some readings are in English while others are in Spanish.

This digital breakout game includes the following topics:
Mole Poblano
Benito Juarez
Mariachi Music
Ignacio Zaragosa
The Battle of Puebla

Note about digital breakouts, as they are new to the educational scene and can be confusing for those who have never done an 'escape the room' type game:

The first clue will always be the most difficult for them. Once they figure that out, the others will be easier because they will get the idea of how things work. They will mouse over the images, looking for the hand or arrow that lets them know that it's a link.

Once they open the link, they'll want to read the page, watch the video, etc. The clues are hidden in there.

The tricky part is that they don't know which clue is on which page - they have to work together, think about what they're looking for, and think about what they've learned on each page. They know that they need certain things to open the locks - but they can't be sure if they've got it until they try it. If they try a word or a number and it doesn't work, they can keep trying until they figure out what it's supposed to be.

For sure it is a challenging activity - the first time I did one, my students were pretty confused. I guided them to opening the first clue but then told them they'd have to figure out what exactly they were looking for. Most of them did end up solving the puzzle, but a few groups were one clue short of solving it.

Since you have the answers, you can guide your students if they need it. I had some groups who would never get the clue if I didn't nudge them in the right direction. But I also had some who didn't want any help and relished the challenge. It's not really a question/answer sort of thing since that would be just a scavenger hunt or research project. They have to discuss what they think might be the most important things on each page and go from there.

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Digital Escape games - Spanish Bundle

Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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