The Wave by Todd StrasserThe Wave is based on a true incident that occurred in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in 1969.
The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a new system to his students. And before long The Wave, with its rules of strength through discipline, community, and action, sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of The Wave and realize they must stop it before its too late.
The Wave - Book Review by Morton Rhue (for a quick english assignment)
The Wave by Todd Strasser - review
The Wave is based on a true incident that occured in a high school history class in Palo Alto, California, in The powerful forces of group pressure that pervaded many historic movements such as Nazism are recreated in the classroom when history teacher Burt Ross introduces a -new- system to his students. And before long -The Wave, - with its rules of -strength through discipline, community, and action, - sweeps from the classroom through the entire school. And as most of the students join the movement, Laurie Saunders and David Collins recognize the frightening momentum of -The Wave- and realize they must stop it before it's too late. Add to Bookshelf.
Laurie Saunders is a senior at Gordon High School. She is popular and studious and works as editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Gordon Grapevine. She is frustrated because although she works hard, the rest of her staff is very lazy and the newspaper always puts out late issues. Meanwhile, Ben Ross is having similar problems. Ross is a young history teacher who is looking for ways to teach his students about World War II. He shows them a movie about the Holocaust so they will see the negative consequences of dictatorship.
N ever in my life have I read a book so hard hitting and thought provoking and also gripping as The Wave. It's short but definitely not sweet! How they could have turned a blind eye on what Hitler was doing and been afraid of one man? How they didn't all fight back when they saw the horrible things they were doing? Well a high school history class did and after asking their teacher these very questions, the teacher decided to perform the most dangerous experiment ever thought of. He wanted to see how power could go to the head and how you can get swept along in that power. How willing people are to follow it.
by Todd Strasser
It's a movie! It's a short story! It's a book! It's a scary classroom experiment! It's The Wave! Todd Strasser 's novel The Wave didn't start off as a book.
The Wave is a young adult novel by Todd Strasser under the pen name Morton Rhue though it has been reprinted under Todd Strasser's real name. It is a novelization of a teleplay by Johnny Dawkins for the movie The Wave , a fictionalized account of the " Third Wave " teaching experiment by Ron Jones that took place in a Ellwood P. The setting of the book is Gordon High School in Spring The plot revolves around a history teacher Mr. Ben Ross, his high school students, and an experiment he conducts in an attempt to teach them about how it may have been like living in Third Reich Germany.
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