Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Creating a Language

As part of their studies of ancient cultures, the Olympians learned that many ancient cultures developed sophisticated systems of communication and writing. After looking at a few examples, such as Egyptian hieroglyphics and Babylonian cuneiform, and making some comparisons, each student tried their own hand at creating a system of written language.

  Most were based on our modern English alphabet, but some were pretty out of this world...
 All were exceptionally creative:

 One was based completely on animals:

 After creating the symbology, the students wrote and "encrypted" a message, then passed around their messages for others to decipher.
 It was a lot of hard work, and also a lot of fun!
What do YOU think this says?

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Creating a Language

As part of their studies of ancient cultures, the Olympians learned that many ancient cultures developed sophisticated systems of communicat...