JFK Fourth-Graders 'Escape' to Colonial New York

JFK Fourth-Graders “Escape” to Colonial New York

As part of a recent unit on life in Colonial New York, fourth-graders at JFK gathered information on the activities that Colonial-era children played to pass the time, using nothing but sticks and rocks. While investigating these pastimes, the students were also figuring out how to “unlock” an “escape box” that each learning team was assigned.

The students also learned about the many jobs – such as butchers, bakers and candlestick makers – that existed during the time period when the state’s early settlements were founded, and collected information regarding the geography of New York State in this interactive multi-sensory lesson incorporating the “escape room” concept.