Hamlet's Mouse-Trap Escape Room (Breakout EDU)

Hamlet's Mouse-Trap Escape Room (Breakout EDU)
Hamlet's Mouse-Trap Escape Room (Breakout EDU)
Hamlet's Mouse-Trap Escape Room (Breakout EDU)
Hamlet's Mouse-Trap Escape Room (Breakout EDU)
Hamlet's Mouse-Trap Escape Room (Breakout EDU)
Hamlet's Mouse-Trap Escape Room (Breakout EDU)
Hamlet's Mouse-Trap Escape Room (Breakout EDU)
Hamlet's Mouse-Trap Escape Room (Breakout EDU)
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111 KB|30 Google Slides
Product Description
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark! Can you foil the dastardly King Claudius and catch this murderous monarch in the jaws of his very own Mouse-Trap? Drive student engagement through the roof with this comprehensive Escape Room simulation in a race against the clock as students use knowledge of the plot, characters, setting, and events of Hamlet -- Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of angst, justice, and existential revenge!

This Escape Room is designed to test your students’ knowledge of Hamlet in a high-energy end-of-unit collaborative activity, where student groups will race against the clock to defeat Hamlet's murderous uncle Claudius and serve up a taste of the villain's own medicine!

There are five different puzzles in this game, all of which can only be unlocked by correctly solving a total of 67 themed clues testing the following concepts:
• Castle Night Watch - Thematic Brain Teaser (Four clues)
• Stage & Scene Scramble - Setting (15 clues w/ cipher)
• YouToBE or Not To Be Film Fest - Video Clues / QR Codes (16 clues)
• Cast of Characters Quote ID - Quote Identification (24 quotes w/ cipher).
• Timeline Puzzle - Chronology / Symbolism (8 clues w/ cipher)

*(Note: the "YouToBE or Not To Be" Film Festival puzzle requires internet access by way of a device with a QR code reader. If your classes do not have BYOD / one-to-one, you will need to set your overhead projection to "extended display" so as to simultaneously set up a video clip screening station and keep the countdown clock displayed at the same time)

Please note: this escape room scenario is designed to be compatible with the kit provided by Breakout EDU. Great people, FANTASTIC product, and I cannot say enough good things about how much I love their creativity, innovation, and student-centered classroom approach.

*(Note: Not ready for a full-class Escape Room? No problem. Teachers can use these same interactive puzzles as stand-alone activities to be completed in small groups across multiple days of the unit!)

+Step-by-step teacher walkthrough of the solutions to all game puzzles.

+ Fully customizable Google Slides download contains plug-and-play Escape Room scenario and review game that can be put in place TODAY if your classes have finished reading The Merchant of Venice.

If you already own a Breakout EDU kit, this scenario can be implemented immediately. Don't own a Breakout EDU kit? Don't worry! The download walks you through how to create your own escape room *for free* simply by printing the puzzles and replacing the keyed locks with puzzle-specific passwords (or Google Forms).

High energy, visually stunning, and fully immersive -- this is a class escape room done right. Driven by student collaboration, competition, and communication skills: it's unit-ending activity that your classes will NEVER forget.

Good luck with your escape room!

- John

Want more Escape Rooms?

Comprehensive End-of-Unit Escape Rooms designed for Breakout EDU:
Escape Room: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Escape Room: Death of a Salesman
Escape Room: Emerson, Thoreau and American Romanticism
Escape Room: Hamilton
Escape Room: Poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
Escape Room: To Kill a Mockingbird

Shakespeare Escape Rooms designed for Breakout EDU:
Hamlet's Mouse-Trap
The Merchant of Venice: Shylock's Revenge
Romeo & Juliet

Or try a game-changing REVERSE Escape Room to break IN to a new unit (no Breakout EDU kit needed):
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Check out the entire lineup of #QRBreakIN REVERSE Escape Rooms
Total Pages
30 Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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