Students will use technology and problem-solving skills to complete this digital breakout to review Christmas traditions from around the world.
This breakout is completed with Google sites. Please make sure that Google sites is not blocked on your school computers. By using Google sites there is very little preparation that needs to be done to use this with your students.
What you need to use this breakout:
Chromebooks, computers, laptops or some type of mobile device. You will need one device for each team. I recommend teams of 2-3 students if possible. The devices must be connected to the internet. A free Google account for you and your students. Scratch paper for students to write down the lock codes while they are working.
What is included:
The breakout is accessed through a Google Site. Students will go to the url for the site to complete the breakout. On the Google Site is the scenario, student directions, links to each of the 3 challenges and a Google form for the students to enter the lock codes. Students will need to make a copy of 2 Google slides file to complete the breakout.
To learn about the different Christmas traditions students will click on a Google Earth link. Here they will see an interactive map and read about the traditions in each of the countries. The countries discussed in this breakout: Sweden, Germany, France, Iceland, Australia, England, Italy, Iceland and Mexico.
- a matching activity in Google slides (students will match the country to a tradition)
- a multiple choice quiz in Google forms
- a jigsaw puzzle (once the puzzle is solved students will have to solve the riddle that is in the puzzle.) The puzzle is a Google slides file.
VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHECK YOUR DISTRICT’S FILTER. Students will need access to Google Sites to complete the activity. Sometimes a school or district will block Google Sites. There is nothing I can do about this. Many times a school’s computer or IT technician will unblock the site for you if you ask them. Before purchasing, please check to ensure you will be able to access Google Sites from a student account. ALL firewall issues that occur are on your end in your school/district restrictions. Firewall restrictions are not due to your device. I cannot troubleshoot. It is your responsibility to ensure the links will work prior to your purchase. -Feedback left for tech issues are solely on the buyer’s merit and should not reflect the escape room’s functions.