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Get ready to have the most fun you'll have teaching with a lesson that your students will be talking about for years to come with Shakespeare's Macbeth ESCAPE ROOM!

There is no wonder why escape rooms are so popular; they are highly engaging and encourage people to work together and think creatively in order to solve different puzzles... all while trying to beat the clock! This meticulously-crafted resource features all of the materials you need to conduct a full-length Escape Room for Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Planning an escape room may seem like quite the daunting task, but this product provides everything from the basics and set-up instructions to signs and answer keys so that yours runs smoothly from start to finish. The activity involves movement, energy, creative thinking and most of all, collaboration. Your students will be having so much fun that they won’t even realize the higher order thinking skills they are applying in the playing of this game!

How does it work?

Instead of coming into your room this morning, your students have entered Iverness, the castle of the new king, King Macbeth. Word has it that he has gone a little crazy lately and all of his ‘friends’ have been dropping like flies. Now he’s starting to look at your students a little funny too.... and in order to survive, they must flee from the castle as fast as they can! The only way to escape is by solving 5 different skills-based puzzles, discovering a hidden message, and finding clues along the way.

  • In the first task, students must order the major plot points of Macbeth on Freytag's Pyramid. When ordered correctly, letters in the shaded boxes on the chart form their first code.
  • In the second task, students must match each character from Macbeth with their description by drawing a line connecting them. Letters not intersected by these lines will form their second code word.
  • In the third task, students must complete fill-in-the-blank sentences using vocabulary words from the play. The vocabulary cards, once assembled correctly, will reveal the third code.
  • In the fourth task, students must complete a crossword puzzle about major plot points, characters, setting, and quotes from the play. Circled letters within the crossword, once unscrambled, reveal their fourth code.
  • In the fifth and final task, students must solve the encrypted message (a notable quote from Macbeth) using clues from the first four tasks and answer the final question.

Product Includes:

- Escape Room Basics

- Detailed Day-Of Instructions

- Escape Room Print & Classroom Preparation Checklist

- Student Teams Chart

- Materials for 5 Tasks: task signs to be folded upright, task instructions (2 per page for easy printing), and necessary information to be kept at stations

- Student Answer Booklet

- Teacher Answer Keys

- Escape Room Reflection for homework or in-class writing activity

- Theme Reflection for homework assignment or in-class writing activity

This escape room is an ideal way to end your unit on Macbeth and a great way to review for the final test.


Also, check out these great products by Language Arts Excellence to complement your unit on Macbeth:

Macbeth Anticipation Activity

Macbeth Hot Seat

Macbeth "Silent Conversation" Quote Pass Activity

Shakespeare Resource Bundle

Shakespeare Bell Ringer Journal Prompts

Shakespeare ESCAPE ROOM

Introduction to Shakespeare Powerpoint

Shakespeare Scavenger Hunt

Shakespeare's "Death Lines" Activity

Elizabethan England Differentiated Mini-Unit


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Total Pages
37 pages
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Teaching Duration
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