Harry Potter Debate Club - Who is the Best Defense Professor?
Mad-Eye? Lupin? Who actually taught the students Defense Against the Dark Arts most effectively? What evidence do you have?
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Is it Mad-Eye? Lupin? Could you make an argument for Quirrell? Which Defense Against the Dark Arts professor is the best? In our first class, we'll examine our question and our gut responses to that question. Then we'll step back and analyze - what do we mean by best? What evidence would we need to have to answer this? How would we gather that evidence? We'll discuss how to do a character analysis, and whether that alone is sufficient to answer our question. In between classes,...
Learners will learn literary analysis, character analysis, how to support an argument with evidence and quotes from text, how to argue respectfully, and how to provide constructive criticism.
As an avid reader with a degree in English, literary analysis and the crafting of an argument are close to my heart. As a lover of fantasy and young adult literature, how could one not love Harry Potter?
Learners will work to gather evidence from the text (and movies, as appropriate) between classes to craft their arguments. Learners will be given an optional structure to help them do this.
Learners need to have access to the full series of Harry Potter books and have read them before taking this class.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Lisa Fontaine-RainenSpecializing in Gifted/Quirky Learners
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33 completed classes
Teaching and learning are passions - schooling is not. I have worked in public schools for 13 years, and know the joys of having amazing students and the struggles of fitting systems that aren't designed to work for them (or me). I teach nearly...