Cryptography

Cryptography

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Cryptography
Subjects
Subjects
Cybersecurity
Humanities
Math
Grade Levels
Grade Levels
6
7
8
Duration (hours)
Duration (Approx hours)
5
Overview
The cryptography unit introduces students to the concepts and methods of encryption and decryption and how it relates to cybersecurity.
Cyber Connections
Algorithm Design
Computational Thinking
Cryptography
Cyber Career Awareness
Cybersecurity
Data Analysis
Decomposition
Pattern Recognition
Privacy
Secure Communications
Section Title
Lessons
Accordion Items
Title
Discovery 1
Content

Through this Discovery students will learn and practice two historical techniques for encrypting messages and how those methods can be decrypted without a key.

Title
Discovery 2
Content

Through this Discovery students will learn and practice two historical techniques for encrypting messages more complex than simple substitution ciphers, the Vigenère Cipher and Enigma Device. 

Title
Discovery 3
Content

Through this Discovery students will learn the difference between encryption and encoding then practice two modern methods of encrypting information after it has been encoded. 

Title
Culminating Activity
Content

In this Activity, students use cooperative and problem-solving skills to complete an "escape room" type scenario. This activity incorporates skills and knowledge gained throughout all Discoveries. It is not recommended as a standalone activity without first completing the Cryptography module as a whole.