Caesar Cipher—Code Crackers

It appears like jibberish. Class members decode a seemingly random scramble of letters using letter analysis to break the code in the first lesson of two on code crackers. Using a Caesar cipher and the shifter, pupils encode and decode messages. Pairs then reflect upon their experiences and determine advantages and disadvantages to Caesar ciphers.

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  • The class should have a basic understanding of coded messages
  • Requires access to research or information on Julius Caesar

  • Contains questions for the teacher to reflect upon after the lesson
  • Includes suggestions for extensions

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