If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to discuss the analogous relationship between Ben Ross's experiment and the rise of Nazism in World War II Germany.
Students will identify how the novel's key themes relate to America culture in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
Students will be able to identify key themes in The Wave and trace their expression and development.
Students will be able to relate the characters' experiences to their own lives.