If Historic Figures Went to Hogwarts... (Ongoing)
Decide the Hogwarts House of historic leaders through history, and decide which house is really the "evil house" in this ongoing course where we'll look at everyone from Caesar to Machiavelli to Mary Shelley! #academic
Melissa Quijano M. Ed.
519 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 44 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
Beginner, Intermediate Level
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
60 minutes per class
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All Harry Potter Fans know it to be true- the Gryfindors are the brave house, the Ravenclaws are the smart house, the Slytherins are evil, and Hufflepuffs are just miscellaneous ...right? Explore the black, white, and shades of gray that exist within each house. Question why we think of Slytherins as evil and Hufflepuffs as boring as we travel through time, learning about historic figures who have made their mark on the world and deciding which house they best belong to. Experience the...
Students will discuss the motivations of famous world leaders. Students will analyze what it means to be "ambitious," "loyal," "brave," and "wise." Students will build a personal definition of morality. Students will state a position and defend it.
The idea for this class came from a casual discussion with my friends about what Hogwart's House different world leaders would be in. It spiraled into a discussion on good and evil, and what the implications of people's actions are. As a life long lover of Harry Potter and world history, this class arose naturally from two of my core interests!
2 files available upon enrollmentThere will be a fill-in House worksheet for students to fill out if they so choose to help guide their thinking about each historic figure we discuss. It is available as a pdf and word document in the classroom upon enrollment.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
We will be discussing people from any time period in history. We will be discussing the personal lives of many individuals, which could include personal affairs they had, as was perceived as common of men in the past. We will also discuss the effects of the decisions individuals made, which could include violence.
Melissa Quijano M. Ed.
Social studies with a twist
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
519 total reviews
363 completed classes
Hi! My name is Melissa Quijano (she/her) and I teach classes focused on history and fashion. Whether my classes are focused on the contemporary or the past, I want students to come away with a greater understanding of their culture and themselves....