Thanksgiving Escape Room - Reading Comprehension passages - Google Form

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Are you looking for a fun way to engage students in important content at Thanksgiving?
This Escape Room will help students understand daily life in Plymouth Colony and for the Wampanoag tribe during Colonial Times, and keep them engaged during the hectic time before Thanksgiving! The resource gives students information about chores, games, food and other aspects of both cultures with a fun, decision-based adventure! Students will practice comprehension of non-fiction text and learn essential Social Studies content at the same time! Perfect for Thanksgiving or a study on the American Colonies!

Students will love this adventure through time! Each adventure is unique based on the decisions of the students! They will travel back to Plymouth Colony and learn about life as a Pilgrim and as a Wampanoag. Two embedded videos and two non-fiction texts are woven into an interesting story that forces students to make lots of decisions. Sometimes their decisions lead to feasts and happiness, and sometimes, they don't survive!

The purpose of this activity is to immerse students in the culture of the time period including food, chores and homes of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoags. The videos and text bring the cultures to life, making this a lot of fun as part of a unit on Colonial America or before Thanksgiving!

There are comprehension questions to focus students on important information, including multiple choice, short answer, and one paragraph. However, each adventure is unique, which means students will not answer every question. For that reason, you also get the articles as printables AND Google Slides. I use the articles as the assessment after students complete the adventure.

You get:

1. Google Form Adventure - 15 sections

2. "Squanto, Man of Many Cultures" article - printable AND Google Slide

3. "What's for Dinner?" article - printable AND Google Slide

4. Comprehension activities and questions - printable AND Google Slide

6. Answer keys for everything!

Teachers like you said....

Rebecca said, "This was AMAZING! The kids loved it and it was such a great tool to supplement my lessons. Thank you!!!"

Brittany said, "This was SO much fun! My students were thrilled with this activity!"

"My students' first experience with an escape room. I liked the options. Reminded me of those choose your own adventure books."


Both articles from this resource are also separate resources.

What's for Dinner - food of the First Thanksgiving FREEBIE

Squanto - Man of Many Cultures


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15 Sections in the Google Form
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


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