Breakout Step-by-Step Planning Guide

Choose a subject and a topic

Examples:  

  • Math - Systems of Equations
  • History - Civil War
  • Reading - Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Science - The Human Body

Subject _______________________________   Topic _____________________________

What is the Age/Grade for your breakout?

What standards do you want the breakout to meet?

What size is the group?

  • Several small groups?  
  • One large group?


Theme:  Pick a theme to create your activities around.

Examples:  

  • Survivor
  • Racing
  • Super Hero
  • School Event

Write the story.  (Do this now or do this after you have created the activities.)  

Make it:

  • Creative
  • Fun
  • Full of Intrigue
  • Have a Need for Escape

Give your breakout a name  

  • Use the storyline to come up with a creative name

Plan the activities and where they lead and match them with the locks.

 (See activity list in google drive.)

  • Activity 1 ____________________________ Leads to ______________

                Location

  • Activity 2 ____________________________ Leads to ______________

                Location

  • Activity 3 ____________________________ Leads to _____________

                Location

  • Activity 4 ____________________________ Leads to ______________

                Location

  • Activity 5 ____________________________ Leads to ______________

                Location

  • Activity 6 ____________________________ Leads to ______________

                Location

  • Activity 7 ____________________________ Leads to ______________

                Location

  • Activity 8 ____________________________ Leads to _____________

                Location

  • Activity 9 ____________________________ Leads to ______________

                Location

  • Activity 10 ____________________________ Leads to ______________

                Location

Create Your Activities (Create a new document for each activity or

add them to the bottom of this document including Google Drive links.)

        What problems/activities will you use?

        What are some creative ways you can have the students solve them?

        


Draw the sequence of the activities here if you need to see it.


Put your breakout together

        Make copies and answer keys

        Laminate

        Make a folder to organize

Program the locks

  • 3 Digit Lock Box:
  • 3 Digit Lock:
  • 4 Digit Lock:
  • Word Lock:
  • Directional Lock:
  • Key Lock:  Where is the key?
  • Locks App:
  • Other
  • Other
  • Other

Try a practice run

Share with students