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Red, White, & Spy: Secrets of the American Revolution

“The Americans didn’t outfight us…they out spied us!” These famous words uttered by a British commander reveal the important role of spies during the American Revolution.

Reporting to General George Washington, students will travel back in time to the summer of 1781.  The mission: craft a deception operation to divert the planned British attack on the incoming French fleet.  Their methods: covert communication, invisible ink, and codes and ciphers.  Integrating primary documents into a live action mission, students will assist General Washington while American success in the War hangs in the balance!

US History/Government | World History | Math | English Language Arts | Decision Making/Conflict Resolution

Critical Intel

10 - 40 students 

Grades: 4-7

45 Minutes