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Fifth-graders Breakout!

Librarian Lori Suffield recently had an exciting lesson for fifth-graders — breakout boxes! Breakout boxes are collaborative puzzle games that require clues to open a box.  Fifth-graders recently had a geography unit, so Suffield incorporated the breakout boxes into their library lesson. The premise of the game was that aliens came to earth and were having trouble navigating. Students solved geography-based clues, which included coordination and navigation, to help them and ultimately open the locks on the breakout boxes. Fifth-graders were timed and were also given hints during the game.