Double Vision

For Educators and Parents

Are you a parent or educator looking to get your kids excited about reading?

The Double Vision series was written for reluctant readers—those students in your living room and classroom who might need a little nudge to get excited about reading. Linc Baker, the main character in the series, is just this sort of kid.

There are teacher guides to both Double Vision, Code Name 711, and The Alias Men linked to the left.

Want to use Double Vision: Code Name 711 to bring excitement to Revolutionary War curriculum?

Explore the George Washington page link to the left...

F.T. Bradley also does school and library visits. Contact F.T. to find out how to set up an author visit, either in person or via Skype.

Online resources on spies, codes, and history

International Spy Museum: 
Great for school visits if you are in the Washington D.C. area. Online resources include very extensive curriculum guides on how to integrate spy history into math, science, history, etc.—a great first stop to find ways to bring more excitement and interactivity to your classroom.

The NSA page for kids:
Information on what the NSA does, plus several codebreaking games and activities to do in the classroom.

The CIA Educators Page.  
This page has a wealth of educator resources, from information on internet safety to lesson plans on the CIA, intelligence during war, and codes and codebreaking. Lesson plans go from upper elementary to middle and high school, depending on the topic.

The FBI Kids Page. 
Split into K-5 and middle-school sections. Kids can learn about the FBI's history, how they investigate, safety tips and play games.

Online resources on Leonardo da Vinci

Exploring Leonardo (the Museum of Science, Boston) 
This site breaks down Leonardo da Vinci’s life and works to a grade 4-8 level. There are classroom activities on da Vinci’s life and inventions—great to integrate into science, art, and history curriculum.

The Louvre online exhibits
A virtual tour of the Louvre, for those of us who can’t go to Paris. Not specifically for kids, so preview for content before classroom use. 

Did you know there are tunnels under the city of Paris that date back to the 12th century? These catacombs are still open to the public today (Linc ends up in the tunnels several times in the book); read more in this great National Geographic article
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