Andrew Johnson Lesson Plans

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A successful trans-Atlantic cable was laid across the ocean during Andrew Johnson's administration - in this way he was able to have immediate communication with Queen Victoria and England. This was an amazing capability in a time when letters would take weeks or month to reach a party! In this PowerPoint mini-lesson, students will learn about Andrew Johnson and the Trans-Atlantic Telegraph. After viewing the PowerPoint, students will be given the opportunity to use Morse code to decipher a message.

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Morse Code Worksheet

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A Morse code sheet for students to decipher

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Last updated: May 4, 2020

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