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Being Fair and Honest
  • Authored by: Tara Tomczyk Koellhoffer; Introduction by: Madonna M. Murphy, Ph.D, University of St. Francis and Sharon L. Banas, former Values Education Coordinator, Sweet Home Central School District, New York
  • Also available in Character Education Set, 9-Volumes
  • Trim Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604131187
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-118-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 02/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 179
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Almost everyone lies or behaves unfairly at times. In fact, studies show that many people do not think it is wrong to be deceitful or to cheat to get ahead in school or at work. But what does all this dishonesty do to our society? Some experts argue that modern people have become morally lazy and that recent school shootings can be traced back to a lack of character education. Being Fair and Honest examines the importance of justice and honesty when creating a society that treats people well and provides them with the opportunities they need to succeed.

History and current events topics covered include:

  • Child labor in the industrial age
  • Drug testing in sports
  • Freedom of speech
  • Honesty of scientific studies
  • Laws to protect the disabled
  • People who have found and returned large sums of money
  • Plessy v. Ferguson
  • Racial profiling
  • The Trail of Tears
  • Why people steal.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Bibliography. Glossary. Further reading with Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Tara Tomczyk Koellhoffer earned a degree in political science and history from Rutgers University. She is a freelance writer and editor with more than 12 years of experience working on nonfiction books. She has edited hundreds of books and teaching materials, including Chelsea Clubhouse's Science News for Kids series.

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