Caesar Ciphers: An Introduction to Cryptography

Middle schoolers discuss what cryptography is and its importance in today's world and focus on a system for sending secret messages used by Julius Caesar around 100 B.C. They make a Caesar wheel used for encrypting and decrypting coded messages and discover how to crack the cody without knowing the encription key.

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Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Arithmetic & Pre-Algebra
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Discussion
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