What do Julius Caesar, Leonardo da Vinci, Mary Queen of Scots, and the US Marines have in common? Secret codes! Secret codes have been in existence throughout history… and so has code cracking! Join this class to learn about cryptology: the art of writing and solving codes. Discover how letters, numbers, and symbols can be encoded to create mysterious patterns. Learn about ciphers and how to use them for decoding; including the Caesar shift cipher, pigpen cipher, book cipher, and many more! You will even gain the skills to design your own codes and send secret messages to your friends. You will be amazed by the elusive codes that still have not been cracked to this day! BLF DROO OLEV GSRH XOZHH!
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Sarah Rebilas is a 3rd grade teacher at the Norman E. Day Elementary School in Westford.