Do you love providing your students with authentic and hands-on ways to integrate reading, math, and social studies? This Escape Room kit has everything you need to host your own Escape Room experience in your classroom. The premise is that the student's parents have won a free vacation for 4 to a city in the United States. If the student can solve the mystery of the vacation destination in time, they get to bring a friend with them; however, if they cannot solve the puzzles, then crazy Aunt Cornelia gets to tag along.
Students will have to not only use cooperation and problem solving skills to solve these puzzles, riddles, and ciphers; but they will also have to use mapping skills, comparing numbers, alphabetizing, and other logic skills in order to figure out which capital city will be the final destination. Once students have their answer, there is a website where they can verify their solution. This game should take about 1 hour (including set-up and instructions) and is probably best for 4th grade students and older.