Learn the Secrets of George Washington’s Spy Rings
Invisible ink and codes helped win Revolutionary War.
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General George Washington needed more than soldiers to win the Revolutionary War over England. He needed every day people – tavern owners, farmers and women – in spy rings to outsmart the British. And it worked. Learn how to make Invisible ink for messages using just water and two common items in your cabinet. We'll also learn one of the codes used by the spy network. We’ll learn how spies were given numbers instead of names for their protection. And, how Benedict Arnold was exposed as a...
Students will learn why George Washington created a spy network, its leading spies who were never caught and how to create secret messages.
Rick Snider has been passing secret messages since grade school using Washington’s method while growing up near Mount Vernon. It served him well during a 40-plus year career as a Washington journalist by using modern spies now known as sources. Rick also teaches three classes involving George Washington, including Let’s Visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Five Greatest Presidents and Eight Founding Fathers Who Created A Nation.
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Expanding history with a fun twist
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164 total reviews
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I’m a Washington journalist and tour guide who brings storytelling of U.S. history to Outschool. I’ve taught nearly 500 students over two years about U.S. Presidents and First Ladies, Founding Fathers, George Washington’s spies, Sons of Liberty,...