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Welcome to the Obscuring the Truth unit!

It’s always better to be honest, right? While lying often causes unnecessary problems, sometimes telling a lie can be useful and even the right thing to do! This unit includes articles that cover the science of lying and stories that demonstrate the good and bad that can come from fibbing.
In this unit, you will:
  • Read about studies to do with how lying works
  • Think about how it’s become a part of society
  • Read stories with themes of honesty and dishonesty
  • Consider when you think it’s OK to lie
  • Watching videos that explain different approaches and strategies for reading
  • Reading and answering questions about literary and informational texts
  • Expanding your academic vocabulary
In order to answer the essential question: Why do we lie?

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