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MLK Jr. Digital Breakout

by Peggy Reimers

Every third Monday in January is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a commemoration of the life of the civil rights leader on the occasion of his birthday. Signed into law in 1983 and first observed in 1986, today it is a federal holiday celebrating the enduring power of the civil rights movement and one of its most prominent voices.

If you are looking for a supplemental activity to add to your exploration of this national celebration, try the MLK Digital Breakout.

Engage Your Students with a Digital Breakout

Digital breakouts are an interactive way for students to explore a variety of topics. The process involves using knowledge and reasoning to solve a series of clues that “unlock” digital locks, just as you might with a physical breakout box.

Screenshot of the digital breakout by author.

With this MLK-themed breakout, students can learn about Dr. King’s family and early life, his influences, and the achievements he gained over the course of his celebrated career. Give it a try yourself. You can find our MLK Breakout here.

If you have questions, please reach out to me.

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Featured image designed by TCEA.

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Meagan January 18, 2022 - 7:03 pm

Can you share the answers?

Peggy Reimers January 19, 2022 - 7:51 am

Sent you an email, Meagan.

Ms. Layne January 4, 2023 - 11:52 am

Can you share the answers? I am trying to test it out before sharing with students.

Peggy Reimers January 6, 2023 - 10:00 am

I emailed Ms. Layne privately.

Luke Hurst January 12, 2023 - 10:01 am

Can you send the answers?

Emily Horn January 16, 2023 - 1:01 pm

Hi Luke! Reach out to preimers@tcea.org for the answers. She’ll help you out!

Monica January 12, 2023 - 2:19 pm

Hello, I’m a teacher from Barcelona, Catalonia, and I would love to share it with my sttudents if it is OK. Could I have the answers? Thanks!

Peggy Reimers January 12, 2023 - 2:21 pm

Please email me at preimers@tcea.org and I will certainly share answers with teachers.

Kristi January 13, 2023 - 10:20 am

Can you please share the answers? Thank you!

Peggy Reimers January 13, 2023 - 10:42 am

Please email me and I will provide the answers to you. Thank you.

Mary Delac January 18, 2023 - 5:21 pm

My students and I can’t figure out the number symbol lock. Thanks for the challenge. It took us awhile but we got them all but the number symbol lock. It is driving us nuts -LOL

Peggy Reimers January 19, 2023 - 8:25 am

You can certainly email me and I will give you the answer. But first a hint – half of the answer you seek is hidden (link.)

Sarah January 5, 2024 - 1:46 pm

Are you going to update the date for 2024?

Peggy Reimers January 5, 2024 - 2:01 pm

Thank you so much for the reminder, Sarah! Updated.

Jill January 10, 2024 - 5:24 pm

Hi, do you have an answer sheet?

Peggy Reimers January 11, 2024 - 9:02 am

Sent you an email.

Laurie L Griffin July 1, 2024 - 7:00 pm

Can you please send the answer key?

Peggy Reimers July 2, 2024 - 7:47 am

Hello Laurie, I have sent you an email. Happy breaking out, Peggy


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