Allow this music to transport you into a scene that has yet to be written. Draw the scene as you listen. Then write, using all the visual imagery you can muster.
The Culper Ring
George Washington (Code name: 711) is one of the United States' favorite generals. He was the first commander-in-chief. In continued studies of his effectiveness as a military leader, we find one of Washington's strengths to be his acceptance and strategic use of a spy network. Five spies, in particular, risked everything to serve the cause of liberty.
National Geographic has an interesting article about the Culper Spy Ring.
The Culper Spy Ring used many forms of transmitting messages to each other, some of which are discussed here:
The Culper Code
Here is the primary source for this lesson set: the Culper Code Book. Mount Vernon's website also provides a more readable copy. Try your hand at writing a letter using the Culper Code.
Write letters to other teachers, roll them up, and put them in straws for delivery
A more scientific method of espionage involved writing invisible words between the lines of harmless letters.
Somewhat like a mask letter is a newer art form called Blackout Poetry. The poet takes an existing page of words and blacks out all but a simple message. Below is an example. It will be interesting to see what our class can come up with along these lines.
Modern spies have new technologies at their disposal. Try some of these on for size.