Central America and the Caribbean Escape Room Activity

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Engage your students with an escape room type activity as they learn about the Central America and Caribbean regionTheir teacher has gone on vacation without submitting her grades! Their task is to find the location of their missing teacher by solving a series of challenges. Each challenge will focus on the culture, history, climate or economy of a mystery location and include a Social Studies Skill. With each challenge they complete, they will receive a puzzle piece. When your students have all of the puzzles complete, they will guess their location based off of a final clue.

It is a simple escape room activity – no lock boxes required. Students will complete a series of puzzles and receive an piece of a puzzle. When they have all of the puzzles complete, they will guess the location of their teacher to receive a reward coupon.

With this purchase, you will receive:

Detailed instructions for creating your scenario based escape room,

Four different challenges for key aspects of the Central America and Caribbean Region – history, culture, economy and climate,

a PowerPoint Presentation for directions for the students,

Clue Coupons if a group gets stuck, and

Reward posters and coupons for the end.

How much time will this take?

✥The resource is designed for a class period – It is not necessary for all students to solve all of the challenges to escape the room.

2019 World Cultures TEKS

(1) History. The student understands that historical events influence contemporary events. The student is expected to:
(A) trace characteristics of various contemporary societies in regions that resulted from historical events or factors such as colonization, immigration, and trade; and
(B) analyze the historical background of various contemporary societies to evaluate relationships between past conflicts and current conditions.

(3) Geography. The student understands the factors that influence the locations and characteristics of locations of various contemporary societies on maps and/or globes. The student is expected to:
(C) identify and locate major physical and human geographic features such as landforms, water bodies, and urban centers of various places and regions; and
(D) identify the location of major world countries for each of the world regions.

(4) Geography. The student understands how geographic factors influence the economic development and political relationships of societies. The student is expected to:
(A) explain the geographic factors responsible for the location of economic activities in places and regions;

(5) Geography. The student understands the impact of interactions between people and the physical environment on the development and conditions of places and regions. The student is expected to:
(A) describe ways people have been impacted by physical processes such as earthquakes and climate;
(B) identify and analyze ways people have adapted to the physical environment in various places and regions; and

(19) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
(A) differentiate between, locate, and use valid primary and secondary sources such as oral, print, and visual material and artifacts to acquire information about various world cultures;
(B) analyze information by sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
(C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;

(20) Social studies skills. The student uses geographic tools to collect, analyze, and interpret data. The student is expected to:
(A) answer geographic questions, including: Where is it located? Why is it there? What is significant about its location? How is its location related to the location of other people, places, and environments? Using latitude and longitude, where is it located?;
(B) pose and answer questions about geographic distributions and patterns for various world regions and countries shown on maps, graphs, and charts;
(C) compare various world regions and countries using data from maps, graphs, and charts;

© 2019 Social Studies Success® This purchase is for you and your classroom. Duplication for an entire school, an entire school system, or for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden. Please have other teachers purchase their own copy. If you are a school or district interested in purchasing several licenses, please contact me for a district-wide quote. Do not share this document with Amazon Inspire.

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❤️ Dawn


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