Westward Expansion Escape Room: Crack Morse Code & Solve Manifest Destiny Puzzle
In this 100% fun and engaging escape room breakout activity, students are introduced to both visual and audio clues using Morse Code, the communication system used by Samuel Morse's telegraph and popularized during the United States' Westward Expansion!
Students are placed in the shoes of investigators as they seek to crack a mysterious code left behind by the American Illuminati in order to restore communication across the United States. Student investigative teams have one class period to solve four clues, each written in Morse Code (audio clues included), then complete the final formula to crack the code. Each clue, once translated, deals with a significant aspect of America's Westward Expansion! Do you have what it takes to crack the code?
Students learn Samuel Morse's Code to translate four secret clues, conduct research or use background knowledge, solve a final math problem (based on the clues), and use the clue answers to calculate the final code! A 60-minute timer is also included to display as student teams try to break the code!
★ Guaranteed to excite and engage your classroom. Great for an end of the year, team-building, or skill-building assignment!
Don't have a box or a lock? No worries -- simple workaround ideas are included that keep students focused!
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