Constitution Escape Room Activity

Total Pages: 60
File Size: 48 MB


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Keep your students learning during a review with an Escape Room! This resource is designed to help your students review key content from your Constitution unit. The six challenges review different elements of the Constitution – Historical Influences, Principles of Government, Bill of Rights, Articles of Confederation, The Constitutional Convention, and Ratification of the Constitution. It is a simple escape room activity – no lock boxes required. Students will complete a series of puzzles and receive an artifact. When they have all of the puzzles complete, they will guess their location to receive a “key” out of the room.

With this purchase, you will receive:

Detailed instructions for creating your scenario based escape room,

Six different challenges for key aspects of the Constitution – Historical Influences, Principles of Government, Bill of Rights, Articles of Confederation, The Constitutional Convention, and Ratification of the Constitution.

Content Readings which allow your students to review any additional information they need to solve a puzzle,

Clue Coupons if a group gets stuck, and

Reward posters 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.

✨This activity is perfect for US History STAAR review tutorials or after school session.

Jazz up the activity with music! I recommend purchasing the soundtrack for Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark to play in the background.

2019 US History TEKS

8.15  Government. The student understands the American beliefs and  principles reflected in the Declaration of Independence, the U.S.  Constitution, and other important historic documents. The student  is expected to:

8.15(A)  identify the influence of ideas from historic documents, including  the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights, the Mayflower Compact, and the Federalist Papers on the U.S. system of government

8.15(B)  summarize the strengths and weaknesses of the Articles of  Confederation

8.15(D)  analyze how the U.S. Constitution reflects the principles of limited  government, republicanism, checks and balances, federalism,  separation of powers, popular sovereignty, and individual rights

8.15(E)  explain the role of significant individuals such as Thomas Hooker,  Charles de Montesquieu, and John Locke in the development of  self government in colonial America

8.17  Government. The student understands the dynamic nature of the  powers of the national government and state governments in a  federal system. The student is expected to:

8.17(A)  analyze the arguments of the Federalists and Anti‐Federalists,  including those of Alexander Hamilton, Patrick Henry, James  Madison, and George Mason

8.19  Citizenship. The student understands the rights and responsibilities  of citizens of the United States. The student is expected to:

8.19(B)  summarize rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights

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