A UNIQUE, EDUCATIONAL ADVENTURE
Quite simply, your trip to OneBefore Escape will be unparalleled because there is no other Jewish Escape Room in the Western hemisphere (that, BTW, includes America)! Escape Rooms are A LOT of fun, to that fun we add A LOT of inspiration and a tremendous amount of learning the students will absorb without even noticing!
Escape rooms teach valuable life skills that are highly applicable to education. A student needs to practice teamwork, time management, problem solving, focus under pressure, and respect for each other. Escape rooms encourage all these valuable traits! The themes the room raises can be taught to different ages and include: (lesson plans to be supplied)
European Jewish history (from 18th century feudalism and anti-Jewish laws to 20th century immigration)
Rise of Chassidism and the role of the Tzaddik (Sage)
Love of Your Fellow and Self-Sacrifice
Names, education, and assimilation
Rabbinic genealogy (ichus), pride in ancestors
Your students here will learn in a more hands-on and interactive manner than they do in school. A field trip is one of the best tools that we can use to provide every student with a real-world experiences. When students leave the classroom, they see the connections between what they are taught and the ‘real-world’. They begin to see that what they learn within the walls of the classroom can help them solve the problems they see in the world around them and can have a direct impact on who they become as people.
BREAK FROM ROUTINE
Field trips give children a welcome break from routine. Kids will look forward to your trip here for several weeks. Then, they get to spend the hour in a different learning environment and can complete a lesson on the topic covered after the trip is over. Learning in assorted ways can appeal to varied learning styles, helping children to succeed whether they are visual, auditory or kinetic learners!
At OneBefore, students are able to access an environments that is not available at school. We designed our escape room to be a rich learning laboratory! Each experience solidifies learning and supports important concepts.
A trip here can awaken the desire in a child to try new things and pursue previously unconsidered dreams (see here what happened to my son, for example). We really hope the trip will spark new interests and passions. Incredibly, the students who go on field trips become more empathetic and tolerant. A study conducted by the University of Arkansas found that students that participate in a field trip to an art museum show increased empathy, tolerance and critical thinking skills. Studying art gives students a chance to think about a topic or theme from a different perspective. In addition to the escape room, your students will be able to experience the art as well!
By seeing real-life application of the lessons that they are learning in school, children might be more likely to understand and appreciate the importance and relevance of what they are learning. Field-based learning increases test scores. Field trips and hands on learning make concepts more memorable. Just think back to what you learned in school, the field trips you took, and what you learned on them are still some of the clearest concepts. Additionally, field trips are important because students are able to engage with content in a variety of ways. Concepts are presented through all different media and different modalities, so students who struggle with traditional learning can feel smart and confident. They are able to access the content better when they can learn holistically. When they return to school, the trip that they took can serve as a touchpoint for an entire unit. Our multi-sensory learning experience can bring one dimensional lessons to life and create enthusiasm for a subject that is hard to replicate through other media.
As teachers, it’s our duty to make that possible!