To Kill a Mockingbird Escape Room: Escape from Bob Ewell (Breakout EDU)

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Can you break the locks and make it safely back to Atticus Finch before Bob Ewell tracks you down to extract his revenge? Drive student engagement through the roof with this comprehensive Escape Room simulation in a race against the clock as students use knowledge of the plot, characters, setting, and events of To Kill a Mockingbird -- arguably one of the most beloved novels in all of American literature!

This Escape Room is designed to test your students’ knowledge of To Kill a Mockingbird in a high-energy end-of-unit collaborative activity, where student groups will race against the clock to save Jem and Scout Finch from the vengeful grasp of the murderous Bob Ewell!

There are five different puzzles in this game, all of which can only be unlocked by correctly solving a total of 45 themed clues testing the following concepts:
• UV Flashlight Scavenger Hunt - Close Reading (five clues)
• Secrets of the Oak Tree Scramble - Symbolism (eight clues w/ cipher)
• Maycomb County Map Puzzle - Setting / Plot (eight clues w/ cipher)
• Cast of Characters Quote ID - Quote Identification (16 quotes w/ cipher).
• Timeline Puzzle - Chronology / Symbolism (8 clues w/ cipher)

Consider using this as a “play-in” puzzle that student teams must solve in order to gain access to all other game puzzles.
• First Purchase Church - Brain Teaser (themed map puzzle)

Please note: this escape room scenario is designed to be compatible with the kit provided by Breakout EDU. Great people, FANTASTIC product, and I cannot say enough good things about how much I love their creativity, innovation, and student-centered classroom approach.

*(Note: Not ready for a full-class Escape Room? No problem. Teachers can use these same interactive puzzles as stand-alone activities to be completed in small groups across multiple days of the unit!)

+Step-by-step teacher walkthrough of the solutions to all game puzzles.

+ Fully customizable Google Slides download contains plug-and-play Escape Room scenario and review game that can be put in place TODAY if your classes have finished reading To Kill a Mockingbird.

If you already own a Breakout EDU kit, this scenario can be implemented immediately. Don't own a Breakout EDU kit? Don't worry! The download walks you through how to create your own escape room *for free* simply by printing the puzzles and replacing the keyed locks with puzzle-specific passwords (or Google Forms).

High energy, visually stunning, and fully immersive -- this is a class escape room done right. Driven by student collaboration, competition, and communication skills: it's unit-ending activity that your classes will NEVER forget.

Good luck with your escape room!

- John

Want more Escape Rooms?

Comprehensive End-of-Unit Escape Rooms designed for Breakout EDU:
Escape Room: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Escape Room: Death of a Salesman
Escape Room: Emerson, Thoreau and American Romanticism
Escape Room: Hamilton
Escape Room: Poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
Escape Room: To Kill a Mockingbird

Shakespeare Escape Rooms designed for Breakout EDU:
Hamlet's Mouse-Trap
The Merchant of Venice: Shylock's Revenge
Romeo & Juliet

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Total Pages
29 Google Slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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