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The Wave

DVD

46 minutes
Source: Social Studies School Service

This Emmy Award-winning film recreates a classroom “experiment” in which a high school teacher and his students become involved in lessons of obedience and community. While studying Nazi Germany, the students are unable to understand how the German people could have been unaware of what was happening, or how it could have happened. The teacher introduces rules and behavior codes in a systematic, calculated way—and the results are frightening. The film raises many questions on the issues of conformity, peer pressure, group loyalty, and individual expression.

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