I know it is not normal for this elementary teacher to produce a high school product, but I have high school children who were bored because of the pandemic!
My daughter and her friends all asked me to make a fun digital escape room for them like I do for kindergarten. So, I thought no problem!
Well, let me tell you, since I have no clue about high school curriculum, this took me a lot of painful research and time to create for these high school students to enjoy for about 30 minutes.
But, it is one of my favorite resources because of the research and seeing the joy on the kids faces while they solved the clues together.
This one is an extension activity to the short story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. I can’t believe I never read this story before or that it is something they read regularly in high school, but it is a great piece of literature!
So students can do it in the classroom or from home while distance learning or as homework.
To get started, students will read the short story. When they start the escape, they will be tasked with helping Mrs. Hutchinson to escape The Lottery to change her fate.
There is a pdf included in this download with directions, the link to the site, an answer key and an optional note taking worksheet for students. This extension activity takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
To complete this escape room, students will:
- Read about Shirley Jackson and answer questions
- Solve a Jigsaw Puzzle
- Watch a YouTube video and answer questions about The Lottery
- Complete a slide puzzle
- Solve clues to unlock 4 locks
You can easily share the link in Google Classroom. Students can complete this activity on Chromebooks, laptops, on an iPad or in a computer lab. They can work individually or together for a fun group activity!
For more escape room ideas, check out my post here!