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ERIC Number: ED414227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Pages: 170
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-915793-43-1
The First Honest Book about Lies.
Kincher, Jonni; Espeland, Pamela, Ed.
Readers learn how to discern the truth from lies through a series of activities, games, and experiments. This book invites young students to look at lies in a fair and balanced way. Different types of lies are examined and the purposes they serve and discussed. Problem solving activities are given. The book is organized in nine chapters, including: (1) "Truth is Stranger than Fiction: Where Does the Truth Lie?"; (2) "Sniffing Out the Truth: How Your Senses Can Deceive You"; (3) "Be True to Yourself: Lies You Tell Yourself"; (4) "Social Lies: Are We Lying, or Just Being Polite?"; (5) "Myth-Matics: How Numbers Can be Used to Deceive"; (6) "There are No Cats in America: Historical "Facts" and Myths Cultural and Personal"; (7) "Adver-Lies: How Advertisers Shape Your Opinions and Actions"; (8) "All Hat and No Cattle: Public Relations and Media Lies"; and (9) "You Are an Agent of Truth: How to Live in a World of Lies." An answer guide is provided for the included problems, questions and quizzes. The book concludes with a bibliography, index, and author vita. (MM)
Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 400 First Avenue North, Suite 616, Minneapolis, MN 55401, telephone: 612-338-2068 ($12.95).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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