Virginia Studies: Virginia During the Twentieth Century Escape Room


Are you looking for a fun way to review Virginia Studies SOL VS.9? Look no further! This Virginia During the Twentieth Century 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 about Virginia Studies!


Virginia During the Twentieth Century Escape Room

In this Virginia Studies 20th Century Escape Room, students are in the process of time traveling back in time to study Virginia in the 20th century when their time machine malfunctions! The only way to repair the time machine and return to the present is for students to successfully complete seven challenges.

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What will students learn with this classroom escape room?

Topics covered:

  • Virginia’s shift from a rural, agricultural society to a more urban, industrialized society
  • Women’s suffrage
  • The Great Depression and the New Deal
  • The desegregation of public schools and the Massive Resistance movement
  • Important Virginians (Maggie L. Walker, Harry F. Byrd, Oliver W. Hill, Arthur R. Ashe, A. Linwood Holton, and L. Douglas Wilder)

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 identify important Virginians
  • Decoding information about Virginia’s public schools in the twentieth century
  • Using a map to identify Virginia regions that saw growth in the twentieth century
  • Identifying true and false facts about Virginia during the twentieth century
  • Matching people, terms, and events 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 Virginia Studies 20th Century Escape Room is specifically aligned with Virginia Studies SOL VS.9.

Don’t miss out!

Students will love completing the activities in this 20th Century Escape Room at the end of their Virginia Studies unit or before state testing! Teacher instructions are provided, making it easy to set up and use in your classroom.


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