Introduction to Shakespeare Escape Room (paper + digital)

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Nouvelle ELA
Grade Levels
7th - 10th
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33 pages
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This Introduction to Shakespeare Escape Room is the perfect start to your Shakespeare unit! Present this as a paper game or digitally to introduce the Globe Theatre, William Shakespeare’s Life, and Elizabethan London. Your students will love these activities and develop the background they need to study any play.

Key Elements:

  • Game (~45-60 minutes)
  • Elizabethan Fact Sheet
  • Research ideas
  • Quiz
  • Teacher’s Guide

This game is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for any drama unit!

What Teachers are Saying:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This was a great way to build students' background knowledge on William Shakespeare because they have to pay attention to what they were reading in order to move on to the next section. It was super easy to assign too!”

-Rachel R.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Students loved this! It was very engaging and a fun way to introduce Shakespeare to my ninth grade students. I also loved how detailed the instructions were. There are three options of how to present this lesson.”

-Kelli A.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Very engaging for students - a great introduction to our drama unit that was focused on several pieces of Shakespeares' works.”

-Amber E.

What You Get:

1. Nine core texts providing an overview of The Globe Theatre, William Shakespeare's life, and Elizabethan London

2. Supplementary texts and puzzles to enrich student understanding of the parts of the Globe and Elizabethan trades

3. Complete digital capability (site linked in resource)

4. Elizabethan Fact Sheet & Questions for extended research (+ digital version)

5. A quiz (+ digital version)

6. Student Notes Sheets (+ digital version)

7. A full Teacher's Guide with set-up options, a printing checklist, and an Answer Key

8. A poster for your door. ;)

This resource is part of my 9th Grade Escape Room Bundle!

About Your Introduction to Shakespeare Resource:

Your download is a .pdf file that is print-and-go. You also get a link to the website and an optional Google Form. Due to the nature of this resource, it is not editable. Instructions for use and copyright information are included in this resource. Feel free to email me at if you have any questions. :)

Since your students looove puzzles, check out my Team Trivia Bellringers! Also, check out this Escape Room for Romeo & Juliet!

If you're ready to make your own fabulous escape rooms, check out this Escape Room Template Kit. Happy creating!

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Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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