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The Wave The Next 4 chapters

These chapters were way more interesting than the first ones because this is when the experiment starts. In chapter the beginning of chapter five  Ben goes to class and everything is normal but he wants to try his game/experiment with his students. Ben walked to the front of the class and wrote STRENGTH THROUGH DISCIPLINE on the chalk board. His students asked whats that supposed to say but Ben wouldn’t say until they were seated at their desks. The first step in his experiment was to explain what he wrote on the chalk board. Step 2 was discipline begins with posture. Ben called Amy to the front and told her to  put her hands flat across her back and force her spine straight. Ben said that is the way to sit in your class from now on.  Step 3 was getting into your desks with the proper posture without their being pushing or shoving , Ben said the quicker and more controlled you are the faster you will get to your seats. They practiced that for twenty minutes. Then they made a line out in the hallway, and they were in order the person who had to go the farthest had to go in the front. Ben timed them and their time was 16 seconds. The next day they learned mottos and came up with a symbol, member ship cards, and a hand shake.
Laurie’s boyfriend David was on the foot ball team and his team hasn’t won a game, so David decides the team should try to do a similar thing to the wave.  The team agreed that they should try to act more like a team and not 26 one man teams wearing their school football uniform.
I was surprised when Robert was sitting with David and his crew, because I thought that Robert wouldn’t fit in and wouldn’t want to do the wave activity but I think he likes being told what to do, because everyone is doing it so he does it so that he fits in and feels apart of something. It also surprised me when Laurie went against it even though she was arguing with her mom saying that Ben wasn’t manipulating her class. If I was Laurie or someone in Ben’s class I wouldn’t have let him control me like that because I’d rather be independent instead of a person who lets people control their lives, and if I was Laurie I would have listened to mother and wouldn’t go along with it.
I predict Laurie will go against the wave and, her and David will break up because she doesn’t want nothing to do with the wave. I also predict that Davids football team will win a game thanks to the new thing they are doing. I also predict that Ben’s wife will get mad because Ben is ignoring her, If I was his wife I would get mad to because he’s caught up in the wave  stuff and ignoring me when i ask him to do something. I hope in the next chapters Laurie doesn’t participate in the wave and tries to stop it.

The Wave The First 4 Chapters

The book is based on a true story and people say that it was like a reenactment of the holocaust. The people who took part of the experiment pretended it didn’t happen until Oprah found the teacher who planned the experiment and brought him on to her show, not to long after that there was a book made telling the story of what happened at that school. The teacher was a history teacher at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto. The author of the book is Todd Strasser.

In the begging of the book there is a teacher named Ben Ross he doesn’t really know haw to do a lot of handy man work, and he is a history teacher at Cubberley High School in Palo Alto.  In his class he did a lesson on the holocaust, in his lesson he put on a video about the holocaust but he had to ask David to set up the projector because Ben doesn’t know how to set it up ,  his students were really disturbed  by the video and kept asking a lot of questions about, why the Germans just let it happen but Ben couldn’t answer them. There was one student that slept through the video and his name is Robert Billings (he’s and out cast and gets picked on a lot) Laurie is one of  Ben’s students really bothered by this movie and doesn’t get why the Germans just sat there while the Nazis (which were a smaller group) killed a whole bunch of people. Ben got an idea to do an experiment with his class to show what the Germans felt like and why they just went along with it.

I predict the experiment will go as planned  but Ben will enjoy it so much that he will get over whelmed by the power he has over the students in his class and he will keep on doing it and it wouldn’t be an experiment it would be a every day routine .  I also think that Robert will still be the out cast and the other students will be the Germans and Ronald will be like the Jews, and he will be picked on even more than usual.

I think this book is interesting and my favorite part so far is when they watch the movie, that part is my favorite part because everyone is shocked and is asking a whole bunch of questions that people don’t really know the answers to, If I was one of those students I would have asked what would u have done if you were one of the Germans?  I didn’t really get why the author used the beginning when Laurie is at the news paper room, To me it didn’t make sense unless he was just trying to describe the school, but if wasn’t that I don’t think it makes sense. I was really surprised when people  were that shocked over that video even though that happened a while ago, and it won’t happen again. These chapters were okay but I think the book will pick up in the next chapters.

The Plan To Lower Population

I was watching a T.V. show called The Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura , the episode I watched was about how the family that almost runs the world is planning to lower the population by 90 percent, so they are pretty much going to pick 7 million people to live and the rest to die. If it does happen then it will be a Holocaust all over again except worse. At first they wanted to lower the population by a little, but now it is by a whole bunch.

I think that If the people stand up then it won’t happen. The women on the show said They are scared that the people will use their voice because that is the only way we can stop this from happening. I think they can’t just do that it isn’t right no one should be able to do that. The women that was talking now lives in the hills somewhere because she is scared they will kill her because  of the information she has.

If an average person didn’t have anything to be paranoid of well they do now.

This is my version of Marten Niemoller‘s poem.

When they hurt the geeks,
I did not speak out-
Because I was not a geek

Then they humiliated the gamers,
And I did not speak out-
Because I was not a gamer

Then they teased the emos,
And I did not speak out-
Because I was not an emo

Then they came for me-
And they there was no one to speak for me.

That is my remix. Here is some facts about Marten Niemoller.
-He worked at a church
-He didn’t like Hitler
-He went to a concentration in world war 2

The Holocaust

       When Hitler rose into power of Germany,he made people belive that he had all the answers, so people didn’t think he would hurt anyone, but than he wanted to take over places and he killed Jews because he said it was the final solution. First Jews were made fun of, then they weren’t allowed to be greeted by people who aren’t Jewish.People weren’t allowed to talk Jews. Then the Kristallnacht happened when Hitler basically sent a warning to the Jews and people who were nice to Jews they burnt there homes or thing they owned, basically hitler sent out a warning that if you were a Jew and you stayed than bad things will happen and if you were nice to Jews then you weren’t respected. After that Hitler stuffed Jews and other people with different relgions or skin colour into trains and they were sent to concentration camps, where they would be killed,tested on, or forced into hard labour.In the concentration camp if you were picked to die then they would ether shot you,gas you and then burn you, they took all your clothing and there would be dentists opening people’s mouthes and talking all your gold teeth because they ae worth money. If you were kept alive then you got test on or you had to work and get a watery bowl a soup a day so you stay alive. People in the holocaust were basically skin and bones. Some people helped the Jews by hiding them in their own house like in the attic,walls or basements. The people who were helping the Jews bought the food and made sure  they weren’t caught when the solders searched a house. Some Jews moved from house to house trying to get out of Germany. Some Jews pretended to be catholic so they wouldn’t go to the concentration camp, when they did that some people who knew they were Jewish and turned them in for money. When Hitler took over Poland he transferred most of the Jews to his concentration camps.

     Then in 1945 Germany and there allies were defeated. Then in all the concentration camps everybody was released, and Hitler had about 10 000 body guards, then Hitler committed suicide in a bunker. Although the war had ended one of Germany’s allies which was Japan did not surrender so the U.S.A dropped atomic bombs in two cities in Japan after that Japan surrendered.