Challenged to Learn

Fifth-graders in Kelly DeCarlo’s class at South Bay recently had to use their social studies knowledge to solve a break out challenge on Jan. 23.  
As part of their social studies curriculum on westward expansion, the students used facts they learned in class to unlock the breakout gaming box.
Working in groups, the students used critical thinking, collaboration and creativity to try to solve the clues and unlock the box. In a breakout, students must decipher clues to discover how to open locks, and use hidden contraptions, timers, keys and other “diversion hardware” to solve the challenge.