“Strength through Discipline. Strength through Community,” could be heard throughout the halls of a California high school in the late days of the sixties. Based upon a true story, The Wave is about a classroom lecture that became a movement. What started as an innocent and earnest attempt by a dedicated history teacher to teach his class how Germans joined the Nazi party turned into the social credo of the student body.
If you want to learn more about the true story go to www.thewave.tk. Here you can read about what happened and also find clips of the television special that was created based on the event. You can also look The Wave up on Wikipedia to find links and information on the book and true story. Read the book and compare it to the true event.