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QR Challenge: Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt

Created using the ClassTools QR Treasure Hunt Generator

Teacher Notes

A. Prior to the lesson:

1. Arrange students into groups. Each group needs at least ONE person who has a mobile device.

2. If their phone camera doesn't automatically detect and decode QR codes, ask students to

3. Print out the QR codes.

4. Cut them out and place them around your class / school.

B. The lesson:

1. Give each group a clipboard and a piece of paper so they can write down the decoded questions and their answers to them.

2. Explain to the students that the codes are hidden around the school. Each team will get ONE point for each question they correctly decode and copy down onto their sheet, and a further TWO points if they can then provide the correct answer and write this down underneath the question.

3. Away they go! The winner is the first team to return with the most correct answers in the time available. This could be within a lesson, or during a lunchbreak, or even over several days!


4. A detailed case study in how to set up a successful QR Scavenger Hunt using this tool can be found here.

Questions / Answers (teacher reference)



1. As an engineer, I created the railway air brake, increasing the safety of the train travel. I was also a pioneer of the electrical industry and saw the potential for electricity. I formed the Westinghouse Electric Company in 1884.George Westinghouse1
2. In 1932, I became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in an airplane. In 1937, I decided to fly around the world. My plane went down over the Pacific Ocean and I was never found.Amelia Earhart2
3. I named my plane the Spirit of St. Louis. In 1927, I flew from New York to Paris. I was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.Charles Lindbergh3
4. I was a famous American inventor. I invented the phonograph, telegraph system, and the first electric lightbulb. I also built the first power station to supply electricity to New York City.Thomas Edison4
5. I was known for being the first to use an assembly line to mass produce cars. In 1908, I started building the Model T car. The assembly line lowered the cost to $550 per car, which made it more affordable for many Americans.Henry Ford5
6. I built my first oil refinery in 1870, and started the Standard Oil Company. I became a self-made multi-millionaire and one of the wealthiest Americans of the 19th century.John D. Rockefeller6
7. I led the expansion of the American steel industry and became one of the richest Americans in history. I donated much of my wealth to music halls, educational grants, and libraries.John Carnegie7
8. I was a popular American composer and lyricist and became one of the greatest songwriters in American history. I played a leading role creating songs from the early ragtime and jazz eras.Irving Berlin8
9. I, along with my brother, made history in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. In 1903, we made the first successful air flight.Orville and Wilbur Wright9
10. I was an important leader in the history of social work and women's suffrage. I am best known for founding the Hull House in Chicago, which aimed to reduce poverty by providing social services and education to working class immigrants.Jane Addams10
11. I became the 26th president of the United States. I was a hero in the Spanish-American War, I made the Panama Canal possible, and I established many national parks in the U.S.Theodore Roosevelt11
12. I was a famous American inventor. In 1876, I designed and improved the telephone and started the very first telephone company.Alexander Graham Bell12
13. As an inventor, I am most known for developing the electric motor, electric street railways, and electric elevators.Frank Sprague13
14. I made my fortune as a newspaper editor and publisher. I helped to establish the modern newspaper. I am now most known for yearly awards given for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature and musical composition. John Pulitzer14
15. I was a leader for women's suffrage in the United States. My work helped pave the way for the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote in 1920.Susan B. Anthony15
16. Although I was born into slavery, I became a leading African American of the 19th century. I founded Tuskegee University in 1881.Booker T. Washington16
17. I was an American investigative journalist, educator, and early leader in the civil rights movement.Ida B. Wells17
18. I was an African American writer, teacher, sociologist and activist. My work helped change the way that the lives of black citizens were seen in American society. In 1910, I co-founded the NAACP.W.E.B. Du Bois18
19. I was a composer and musician, and known as the Father of the Blues. W.C. Handy19
20. In 1921, I was the first African-American woman to hold a pilot license. I performed in air shows and enjoyed thrilling the crowds with dangerous maneuvers in a rickety airplane.Bessie Coleman20
21. I was an architect and engineer, and I built the first skyscraper in 1884. I became known as the Father of the American skyscraper.William Jenny21
22. I scientist and inventor who developed hundreds of products using peanuts. In 1896, I was offered a teaching position at Tuskegee Institute.George Washington Carver22


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_I_created_the_railway_air_brake,_increasing_the_safety_of_the_train_travel.__I_was_also_a_pioneer_of_the_electrical_industry_and_saw_the_potential_for_electricity._I_formed_the_Westinghouse_Electric_Company_in_1884.

Question 1 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_I_became_the_first_woman_to_cross_the_Atlantic_Ocean_solo_in_an_airplane.__In_1937,_I_decided_to_fly_around_the_world.__My_plane_went_down_over_the_Pacific_Ocean_and_I_was_never_found.

Question 2 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_I_flew__from_New_York_to_Paris.__I_was_the_first_to_fly_solo_across_the_Atlantic_Ocean.

Question 3 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_telegraph_system,_and_the_first_electric_lightbulb.__I_also_built_the_first_power_station_to_supply_electricity_to_New_York_City.

Question 4 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_I_started_building_the_Model_T_car.__The_assembly_line_lowered_the_cost_to_$550_per_car,_which_made_it_more_affordable_for_many_Americans.

Question 5 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_and_started_the_Standard_Oil_Company._I_became_a_self-made_multi-millionaire_and_one_of_the_wealthiest_Americans_of_the_19th_century.

Question 6 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_educational_grants,_and_libraries.

Question 7 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge

Question 8 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_along_with_my_brother,_made_history_in_Kitty_Hawk,_North_Carolina.__In_1903,_we_made_the_first_successful_air_flight.

Question 9 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge's_suffrage._I_am_best_known_for_founding_the_Hull_House_in_Chicago,_which_aimed_to_reduce_poverty_by_providing_social_services_and_education_to_working_class_immigrants.

Question 10 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_I_made_the_Panama_Canal_possible,_and_I_established_many_national_parks_in_the_U.S.

Question 11 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_I_designed_and_improved_the_telephone_and_started_the_very_first_telephone_company.

Question 12 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_I_am_most_known_for_developing_the_electric_motor,_electric_street_railways,_and_electric_elevators.

Question 13 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_magazine_and_online_journalism,_literature_and_musical_composition.

Question 14 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge's_suffrage_in_the_United_States.__My_work_helped_pave_the_way_for_the_19th_Amendment_to_the_Constitution,_giving_women_the_right_to_vote_in_1920.

Question 15 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_I_became_a_leading_African_American_of_the_19th_century.__I_founded_Tuskegee_University_in_1881.

Question 16 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_educator,_and_early_leader_in_the_civil_rights_movement.

Question 17 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_teacher,_sociologist_and_activist._My_work_helped_change_the_way_that_the_lives_of_black_citizens_were_seen_in_American_society._In_1910,_I_co-founded_the_NAACP.

Question 18 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_and_known_as_the_Father_of_the_Blues.

Question 19 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_I_was_the_first_African-American_woman_to_hold_a_pilot_license.__I_performed_in_air_shows_and_enjoyed_thrilling_the_crowds_with_dangerous_maneuvers_in_a_rickety_airplane.

Question 20 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_and_I_built_the_first_skyscraper_in_1884._I_became_known_as_the_Father_of_the_American_skyscraper.

Question 21 (of 22)


Turn of the Century Scavenger Hunt : QR Challenge,_I_was_offered_a_teaching_position_at_Tuskegee_Institute.

Question 22 (of 22)