Lesson 3 from the acclaimed teaching pack 'Dial M For Missile: Exploring Themes Around the Cuban Missile Crisis'.
This lesson enables students to discover the history of secret code-making and breaking, and its significance at the time of historic events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis. They learn how codes can be made and broken, and then create their own in small groups and attempt to break each others'. The lesson also gives the opportunity to explore relevant ethical dilemmas, by getting students to debate questions around secrecy, privacy, intelligence-gathering in the context of the world today.
The lesson plan includes differentiation, extension and enrichment suggestions.
The lesson is highly relevant to the curriculum and exam syllabuses of History, Citizenship, Government & Politics, Maths, Computing, and Religious Education, as well as helping to meet SMSC, Prevent and British Values requirements.
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