Civil War Escape Room


Are you looking for a fun way to review the Civil War? Look no further! This Civil War Escape Room is the perfect review activity to use at the end of a unit or before state testing! This escape room activity is easy to set up and students will have lots of fun reviewing what they have learned!


Civil War Escape Room

In Civil War Escape Room students are in the process of time traveling back in time to study the people and events of the Civil War when their time machine malfunctions! The only way to repair the time machine and return to the present is for students to successfully complete six challenges.

To take a closer look at the escape room activities included, check out the preview!

What will students learn with this classroom escape room?

Topics covered:

  • Civil War leaders
  • Session
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Important battles, events, and legislation

What escape room activities are included?

When completing the activities, students will use critical thinking and inference skills. Challenges include activities such as:

  • Assembling puzzles to find a secret code
  • Decoding an excerpt from the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Solving puzzles and riddles to determine which states seceded from the Union
  • Decoding information about important Civil War battles
  • Matching people, events, and legislation to their descriptions to create secret codes

Are students able to complete any escape room activities digitally?

An option is provided for students to submit their final code through Google Forms. When using this option, students can self-check their work. If you do not have access to technology in your classroom, an option is also provided for students to check their work on paper.

What standards are covered?

This Civil War Escape Room is specifically aligned with Virginia SOL USI.9 but also covers most U.S. History standards related to the Civil War.

Don’t miss out!

Students will love completing the activities in this Civil War Escape Room! Teacher instructions are provided, making it easy to set up and use in your classroom.

Want to save money?

This Civil War Escape Room is included in my U.S. History Escape Rooms Bundle for a discounted price!

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Other Information:

If you would like more information about using classroom escape rooms, check out my blog post “Create the Perfect Classroom Escape Room.”

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