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The Wave
Morton Rhue and Todd Strasser

A young adult novel on corruption of power, violence and history repeating itself. After a documentary fails to make his students understand how fascism works, Ben Ross, a high school teacher, decides to conduct a social teaching experiment. Applying concepts of fascism to his group of students works more effectively than expected – Ben notices that people are beginning to lose their individuality to the group.

As the novel touches upon ethical, historical and political topics an interdisciplinary teaching project with Ethics, History and Politics is possible.

· · 1981

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Rhue, Morton and Todd Strasser. The Wave. Dell Laurel-Leaf, 1981. 144 pp., ISBN 9780440993711

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  • Addresses current affairs
  • Award-winning
  • Democratic and political education
  • Explores historical contexts
  • Interdisciplinary or cross-curricular teaching
  • Students can identify with the text
  • Recommended by a federal state: Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate

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