Secrets of the Washington Spies

Secrets of the Washington Spies photo

As a tie-in to their recent history unit, fourth-graders at Tackan Elementary School learned about the spy ring set up by Gen. George Washington on Long Island thanks to a presentation from Donna Smith, education coordinator from the Three Village Historical Society on May 21 and 22. Smith visited each of the fourth-grade classes to speak about the key players in the Culper spy ring and life on Long Island under British occupation. The students decoded letters written by Washington’s spies and wrote with invisible ink using quill pens, just like the spies.