Next month’s return of everybody’s favorite secret agent, James Bond, in his 25th film, “No Time to Die,” has us thinking about the sneaky world of secrets!
As humans, our ability to create and share fictional narratives has had an interesting impact on our history and our society. Outside of espionage, dishonesty is not viewed as noble, even when we have good intentions. Truth, honesty, and integrity are important cultural values. We perceive dishonesty as weak or pathetic. When you aren’t strong, brave, or clever enough to work within the bounds of reality, one option left to you is to make up a new reality that works better for you.
We hope these resources about sneakiness, secrets, and secret agents spark some interesting conversations with your students about the truth, honesty, and secrets!