Virginia Studies: Reconstruction Escape Room


Are you looking for a fun way to review Virginia Studies SOL VS.8? Look no further! This Virginia Studies Reconstruction 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 Studies: Reconstruction Escape Room

In this Virginia Studies Reconstruction Escape Room, students are in the process of time traveling back in time to study the Reconstruction of Virginia 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:

  • Problems Virginians faced during Reconstruction
  • Steps taken to solve the problems created by the Civil War
  • Segregation and Jim Crow laws
  • The importance of railroads, new industries, and cities to Virginia’s economic development

What escape room activities are included?

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

  • Decoding information about Virginia’s economy after the Civil War
  • Unscrambling information about the Reconstruction of Virginia
  • Decoding Jim Crow laws
  • Identifying true and false facts about the Reconstruction of Virginia
  • 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 Reconstruction Escape Room is specifically aligned with Virginia Studies SOL VS.8.

Don’t miss out!

Students will love completing the activities in this Reconstruction of Virginia 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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