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 The Handmaid's Tale 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 The Handmaid's Tale. 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 to help yours run 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?
In this escape room, students will try to escape from Gilead into Canada by solving 5 different puzzles, discovering an encrypted message, and finding clues along the way.
In the first task, students must match characters to quotes they said within the novel. Highlighted boxes in the correct answers will reveal the code.
In the second task, students must solve a word maze (because "a rat is free to go anywhere, as long as it stays inside the maze") and collect letters along the way that will reveal the code.
In the third task, students must solve a colorful jig saw puzzle that when intact, displays an important quote from the novel.
In the fourth task, students must answer challenging multiple choice questions about the novel that when correct, reveal the code.
In the fifth and final task, students must decode an encrypted message (a quote from The Handmaid's Tale) from symbols they collected along the way.
- Escape Room Basics
- Detailed Day-Of Instructions
- Escape Room Print Checklist
- Student Teams Chart
- Welcome Sign for Your Door
- 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
Also, check out these great resources to complement your unit on The Handmaid's Tale:
⭐ Introduction to Dystopia Powerpoint ⭐ The Handmaid's Tale Anticipation Guide & Lesson Plan ⭐ The Handmaid's Tale "Silent Conversation" Quote Pass Activity ⭐ The Handmaid's Tale "Hot Seat!" ⭐ The Handmaid's Tale Socratic Seminar Lesson Plan and Materials ⭐ The Handmaid's Tale Journal Prompts ⭐ The Handmaid's Tale Social Media Materials ⭐ The Handmaid's Tale Quote Posters
⭐ The Handmaid's Tale Activity Bundle