Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Digital Breakout Escape Room (Google Slides) 3-5

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In this activity, you will learn about the life and legacy of this important civil rights leader. Your students will work as a team to solve puzzles and answer questions to unlock clues and escape the breakout.

A student answer page is included!

**Please be sure that your IT does not block Google Links that have a shared setting of "anyone with a link" if you plan to use this resource.

Are you looking for a fun extension activity for early finishers?

Try this - Digital Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have included a NO PREP version of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Digital Breakout.

The NO PREP version is ready to go, just "make a copy" for each student and then share (Google Classroom works best! If you do not use Google Classroom, you will need to be able to share the link with your students e.g. Seesaw, a class webpage, Wakelet, QR Code, etc...).

  • You will NOT have access to the data

Students will have the opportunity to practice:

  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Perseverance

This Digital Breakout Includes:

Step by Step Directions - Print and Video

Student Google Slides w/ locks

Answer Key and Clues

→ Word Lock - Students will read each Fun Fact and find the hidden letters.

→ Color Lock -  Students will drag and drop the correct character trait to each sentence.

→ Direction Lock - Using the Fun Fact, students will follow the events to the image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. beginning at “START HERE."

→ Number Lock -  Students will read each definition and then choose the correct vocabulary word. If correct, they earn a clue, if not, they go back to the original slide.


1. Should I use present mode? No, students need access to the entire slide deck.

2. Where do I find the clues? Students should click on the "Click HERE for the clue," then click on the long BLUE URL. Some clues "force" students to make a copy. This allows them to manipulate the resource. Once the clue is solved, students will need to return to the original slide deck. (Be assured that students catch on quickly)

3. Where do students click "submit?" In order for students to "breakout", they must click on "Click HERE or Click HERE to unlock the lock," then click on the BLUE URL. They will receive either a green check (good to go) or a red x (close the window and try again).

Technology Required

- Access to electronic devices

- All devices will need to have access to the internet

- Can be used through Google Classroom if available

- Must have access to Google Apps

- Must have access to links with the shared setting of "anyone w/ a link."

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Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
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