Teaching with Harry Potter: Essays on Classroom Wizardry from Elementary School to College

Teaching with Harry Potter: Essays on Classroom Wizardry from Elementary School to College

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by Valerie Estelle Frankel
     
 

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The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays…  See more details below

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The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays discuss the diverse educational possibilities of J.K. Rowling's books. Teachers of younger students use Harry and Hermione to encourage kids with disabilities or show girls the power of being brainy scientists. Students are reading fanfiction, splicing video clips, or exploring Rowling's new website, Pottermore. Harry Potter continues to open new doors to learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476601229
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
944,019
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Valerie Estelle Frankel has been a storyteller, an award-winning novelist, and a lecturer at San Jose State University. The author of four recent books on popular culture and more than 100 stories and essays, she lives in Sunnyvale, California.

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Teaching with Harry Potter: Essays on Classroom Wizardry from Elementary School to College 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
penandtome More than 1 year ago
This collection of academic articles shows how teachers have incorporated characters, themes, and ideologies from J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series into classroom activities and lessons. The appendix contains several worksheets and supplemental materials used by article contributors. An extensive bibliography, contributor biographies, and index are also included.
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