Economics Escape Room
In Economics Escape Room students find themselves trapped! The only way for students to escape is to successfully complete six challenges. Whether teaching in-person or virtually, this classroom escape room is easy to set up and students will have lots of fun reviewing what they have learned!
To take a closer look at the escape room activities included, check out the preview images at the top of the page!
What will students learn with this classroom escape room?
Challenges can be used to introduce students to or to help students review economic terms and concepts. With these escape room activities, students will learn about:
- Natural resources, human resources, and capital resources
- Goods, services, and producers
- Economic choice and opportunity cost
What escape room activities are included?
Challenges require students to use critical thinking and inference skills. Challenges include activities such as:
- solving math problems to reveal true facts about economic situations and scenarios
- decoding messages to learn fun facts about specialization, economic choice, and opportunity cost
- matching terms related to economics to a correct description
- sorting natural resources, human resources, and capital resources
- sorting goods and services
Is a digital version included?
This resource includes two versions of the escape room. The first version is a PDF escape room that can be completed in a classroom.
The second version is a digital escape room that can be completed in Google Forms. The digital escape room is self-checking so that students can review the answers to their work even when learning remotely.
What standards are covered?
This escape room activity is aligned with the third-grade social studies SOLs 3.8, 3.9, and 3.10.
While this Economics Escape Room is specifically aligned to the Virginia SOLs, it also closely matches most economic standards for elementary students.
This escape room is included in the 3rd Grade Social Studies Escape Rooms Bundle for a discounted price.
Don’t miss out!
Students will have fun learning more about economics as they solve the challenges in this escape room activity! Teacher instructions are provided that explain how to set up and implement the activity in your classroom with minimal prep work.
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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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