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Spanish Cinco de Mayo Breakout EDU

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6th - 12th, Homeschool, Staff
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Are you looking for an engaging way to teach about CINCO DE MAYO? Are you trying to figure out a great way to keep ALL of your students interested & engaged? Do you want them to FORGET that they are learning? Then this Breakout is for YOU!!

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This Breakout contains two versions, one has most instructions/clues written in Spanish & the other has most instructions/clues written in English. This makes it EASY for YOU to differentiate for YOUR students & classroom needs! BOTH versions have the SAME LOCK CODES so you can easily mix & match!

The Breakout can be completed in approximately 45 minutes depending on the level of your students. I have included lesson plans to extend this to a 4 day activity!

This Breakout requires students to use BOTH English and Spanish to solve the clues. Students will need to use problem solving strategies to solve the clues and unlock the boxes.

It focuses on:

- The wars that happened prior to Cinco de Mayo.

- The battle of Cinco de Mayo

- What happened after Cinco de Mayo

- Who was involved (people & countries)

- Common myths surrounding Cinco de Mayo

- How Cinco de Mayo is celebrated today

I've included a list of websites I used to create the Breakout. You can provide your students with this list to help them solve the clues faster. These are also available as QR codes!

This Breakout is ideal for any size group of students! I've included instructions for how to modify this so it works awesome with large groups!!

This zipped file includes:

1. Breakout EDU set up guide with step by step instructions.

2. Teacher Tips & Detailed Lesson Plans

3. Printable Student Breakout clues in ENGLISH

4. Printable Student Breakout clues in SPANISH

5. Teacher Key

6. My "Teacher Thoughts on Breakout EDU" document

7. Terms of Use & Credits


This Breakout EDU requires the following LOCKS & BOXES:

- 5 lockable boxes

- 2 locks with 4 numbers

- 2 locks with 3 numbers

- 1 lock with 5 letters

- 1 lock with 4 letters

Additional Supplies

1. Student access to the internet

2. Printer to print out clues

3. Ability to print in color

4. Tape to hang documents on the wall

5. Invisible pen (one)

6. Black light with batteries (ideal is one per group)

7. Hasp

8. Envelopes (if running multiple groups)

9. QR code reader (optional)

10. Prize (optional)


Breakouts are a fantastic way to teach content & culture! Check out my Breakout EDU Category where you will find awesome topics such as:

Day of the Dead Breakout

Spanish Thanksgiving Breakout

Christmas/Navidad Breakout

Semana Santa/Easter Breakout

Spanish Valentine's Day Breakout

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Spanish Preterite Breakout


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Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
4 days
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