Created in partnership with an FBI cryptanalyst, take students on a whirlwind tour of cryptanalysis. Students will be captivated by how this science has developed from the (now) shockingly simple methods of concealment from the past to the present’s unbreakable computer codes. This 92 page and slide bundle contains a lesson plan, presentation, activity resources and more.
WHAT'S THE RUNNING TIME?
In the past, we've used these materials as part of a 1.5 - 2 hour workshop (year after year – so they're reusable). General feedback suggests that teachers use these materials as part of pre-existing science units or over a longer duration.
Our bundles contain a lesson plan, presentation and presentation transcript – and handouts and worksheets for 5 separate 15-20 minute practical activities.
LESSON PLAN: the lesson plan includes an overview of the session; a lesson structure with suggested durations for each component; a lesson aim; desired outcomes; an extension project suggestion; and a short suggested reading list.
FULL PRESENTATION: each bundle contains a full .pdf presentation – complete with compelling photographs and neat layouts – that is designed to be administered in 20-30 minutes.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: the presentation is accompanied by a comprehensive transcript (or slide notes) that provides all the content a layperson requires to deliver an informative workshop.
100 WORD VOCABULARY LIST: you'll receive a list of words – ranked as easy, medium and difficult – that pertain to key concepts presented during the workshop (and a few ideas as to how to use these!)
EQUIPMENT LIST: the equipment list provides a breakdown of all the material required to deliver the session – including the hands-on, practical sessions.
RESOURCES FOR 4 X ACTIVITIES: each bundle comes with all the resources you'll require (i.e. handouts, answers) to deliver 5, 15-20 minute hands-on practical sessions: gathering intelligence; reconstructing shredded documents; creating your own Enigma; decryption; and Navajo code talking.
There are 4 practicals in this workshop. The broad themes are:
- Gathering intelligence
- Reconstructing shredded documents
- Creating your own Enigma
- Navajo code-talking
NOTE: Our bundle includes a full equipment list. Equipment must be purchased separately.
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