Task: Codes and Ciphers


Rosetta Stone

Codes and Ciphers in History

This includes a TED-Ed video on the Voynich Manuscript.

Navajo Code Talkers 

This could be used to recognise the importance of First Nations people in wartime and the unique aspects of the Navajo language that made it ideal for code purposes.

Navajo Code Dictionary

Australia is ‘Rolled Hat’. This could be used to discuss Australia’s role in WWII.

Any language is a code. This could be used in conjunction with LOTE classes to facilitate meaning and cross-cultural discussions.



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