We created the Curious Correspondence Club to confound, engage and delight puzzle fans of all ages. And yet, as the pandemic-touched world around us becomes stranger and current events create disruption for students everywhere, we've heard over and over from our community that their CCC puzzles have been an enormous boon in helping students learn.
Luckily, as it happens, we have on staff an educator whose specialty is experiential learning. (Isn't it funny how these things work out sometimes?) Dr. Jessica Langer has been a classroom educator for nearly 15 years; she is a professor at Centennial College in Toronto, Canada, and has won awards (and even gone slightly viral!) for her teaching.
Dr. Langer has developed lesson plans, activities and resource lists for students in grades 2-12 to go along with each Curious Correspondence Club episode. These materials are available for free below. Whether you're a teacher, a tutor, a parent, or just an interested puzzler who loves to learn, please feel free to use and share them.
Chapter I: Lesson Plan
Delve into the mysteries of the Museum: learn all about hieroglyphics, along with heraldry from medieval to modern!
Chapter II: Lesson Plan
A story of stuff: learn how shipping and trade routes have helped to create the contemporary world!
We're also happy to provide excellent batch pricing to educational institutions, enrichment programs and other organizations interested in purchasing a number of episode copies or subscriptions for students or clients. Please just send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you ASAP.