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Summer Fun: Secret Codes and Spies With History and Critical Thinking
Are you intrigued by puzzles? Captivated by secrets and hidden messages? Come examine the history of mystery and the stories of spies! Let's use our skills of observation and deductive reasoning to crack codes and solve puzzles together.
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year old learners
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learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
45 minutes per class
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I'm excited to combine my love for all things puzzling and mysterious with my fascination for the world of spies and espionage in a class created for young mystery/spy enthusiasts! Part history and literature, part critical thinking and deductive reasoning, part social skills and teamwork...and ALL fun! This class has eight weeks of material. Each class can stand alone so that students can join at any point. SUMMER 2023: THURSDAY SECTION June 1 Codes in History: Overview of the History...
Students will: *learn about various people and events from the world of spies and detectives in history and literature *learn about various codes and ciphers (their history, how to create, break, and decipher) *practice deductive reasoning and teamwork to solve logic puzzles and mysteries
BS Degree in English Education, 30+ years teaching experience, former homeschool mom
Students may occasionally be asked to create and bring a coded message to class for all of us to decode together.
Students should have paper and pencil for each class. Students may occasionally be asked to bring supplies for secret messages, such a methods for writing with invisible ink, etc.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Discussion of historical spies, literary detectives, mysteries, and spy gadgets may include mentions of war, crime, or murder. All discussion will be age appropriate, without unnecessary detail, and within a broad context of clever and heroic use of skills.