Fifth Grade Roanoke Escape Room

The fifth graders recently did an extensive study of the Roanoke Colony. Students tried to discover what actually happened to this colony since historians have many contradicting theories. At the culmination of their study, students participated in an “escape room.” They had to decode messages and examine clues about what actually happened at Roanoke. The average time to “escape” was about 40 minutes. This was a creative way the 5th grade teachers decided to reinforce the key concepts of the social studies unit.