Sargon of Akkad Escape Room Activity

by Creative Primary Literacy

Price: 495 points or $4.95 USD

Subjects: ela,reading,socialstudies,history,worldHistory,games,geography

Grades: 5,6

Description: A digital Escape Room activity about the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia and the world's first emperor, Sargon of Akkad. Perfect for group work, starting a new topic, team-building activities or for an engaging and interactive lesson. The activity can be used in English class as it incorporates some ELA skills or in Social Studies. The activity has been split into four different tasks; your students will need to complete each of the tasks to reveal a word. Together the four words make a phrase for them to escape the room. In Task 1 students will read an informational text about Sargon of Akkad and then find their way through a maze by answering true or false comprehension questions. If they answer the questions correctly they will reveal their first word. In Task 2 students will use the same informational text to complete a crossword puzzle. Within the puzzle there are several hidden letters which will need to be unscrambled on the completion of the puzzle to reveal the second word. In Task 3 students will have to sort 27 timeline task cards about the ancient civilization by putting them in order from the earliest date to the latest. When they have finished their task they will reveal their third word. In Task 4 students will have to find the missing words in a wordsearch puzzle before finding a hidden word from the letters that are left over in the puzzle. This hidden word is their fourth and final word.