As part of their social studies lessons on World War I, students in Mr. Toth’s class at Accompsett Middle School participated in a Breakout EDU experience in the school’s library on Jan. 6. Breakout EDU is an educational escape room challenge, where you need to solve clues to unlock the toolbox in a given timeframe.
Working in small groups, the students tried to unlock the puzzles and gain access to clues using different methods. Using iPads, the students scanned QR codes for hints, sued a blacklight and walked the library looking for hidden clues to unlock the box. They used their knowledge of maps and WWI propaganda to unlock the box. Working together, the experience allowed the students to work as a team and pool their resources to solve clues in 40 minutes.