ERIC Number: ED414227
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
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)
Descriptors: Advertising, Elementary Education, Ethical Instruction, Ethics, Honesty, Integrity, Lying, Mass Media Effects, Moral Issues, Mythology, Propaganda, Social Influences, Stereotypes, Values Education
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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