Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Break the Code

A class recently started reading The Egypt Game which has some information about Hieroglyphics in it, so we decided to do something on secret codes to get the students interested. I created a livebinder with sites about ciphers, the enigma, underground railroad quilt squares, Navajo codes used in WWII, and more. It was fun to pull together! I didn't end up being able to help them with the project in the end due to book fair, but they had enough experience with livebinders by then that the students did it on their own! They even had a sub the first day and told her how to get to them from the Destiny homepage. It made me proud! They created these flip books with information about different types of secret codes that they will share in small groups. They seemed to have a lot of fun with it too and get excited telling each other things they learned.

What other secret codes in history can you think of?

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