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Copiague Students Crack the Code

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On Feb. 7 and 8, Copiague Middle School, seventh graders students worked to create secret codes and ciphers inspired by the Culper Spy Ring and spies of the revolution during their library classes. As part of their social studies curriculum, the students are learning about Revolutionary War. Students researched a spy and then created their own codes using the techniques developed by the Culper Spy Ring. Students used invisible ink and the Culper Codes to create their secret messages. On Feb. 16, author Claire Bellerjeau visited the library to speak to students about the spy ring and her book “Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution.”

Date Added: 2/17/2023