In this lesson you will • find out about wizardry. • visit a very special school.
Imagineyou have been accepted to a very special school. It’s called theHogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Let’s go and find out which subjects they learn at Hogwarts.
Many unusual subjects are taught in the school of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Most of the teachers are professors whose names reflect what they teach. For example, Professor Vector teaches math.
Imagine you get the following letter from Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:
What kind of letter is it? • A letter of acceptance. • A letter of rejection. • A letter of complaint. • A letter of application.
The school looks for youngsters who show signs of magical ability and brings them to the castle to be educated. You will be attending Hogwarts with a very famous person. Here is his picture. Does anyone know who he is?
The boy’s name is Harry Potter and he is a student at Hogwarts. He is the hero of one of the most popular books ever written.
For those who haven’t read the book, he is anerdy, abused, unhappy,11 year old kid who discovers he is actually a powerfulwizard .
Here is how Harry Potter describes his first impression of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry:
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: WELCOME
“There were a hundred and forty two staircases at Hogwarts:wide sweeping ones;narrow,ricketyones; some that led somewhere different on a Friday; some with avanishingstephalf way that you had to remember to jump.”
The staircases are • safe • dangerous
“Then there were doors that wouldn’t open unless you asked politely, or tickled them in exactly the right place, and doors that weren’t really doors at all, but solid walls just pretending.”
What do you have to do to open the doors? • tickle them and ask politely • ask politely or tickle them
“The ghosts didn’t help, either. It was always a nasty shock when one of them glided suddenly through a door you were trying to open.”
What do the ghosts do to you • when you try to open the doors? • They are nasty to you. • They surprise you. • They go through you.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: As you have seen Harry Potter’s first day at school was a bit of a shock, but he knew he was going to like his new school.
Fill out the following, according to your impressions on the first day of school: When I came to school, the first thing I saw was ____________________. It seemed so ____________________. The next thing I noticed was a ____________________. I couldn’t get over the fact that it ____________________. On the first day of my new school I felt ____ because _______________________.
School is not only a place to learn new and interesting subjects. It is also a place to learn more about yourself. By taking this questionnaire you can find out what best describes you as a person.
If your results are …….. then: Mostly A’s: You are friendly, smart and sensible. Mostly B’s: You are trustworthy and adventurous. Mostly C’s: You are talented, funny and you know how to make the right choices. Mostly D’s: You are forgetful, shy but loyal. Mostly E’s: You are mean, unfair and a bully.
It is now time to build your own school schedule and decide on your hobbies and free time activities for the week.
While the other students are listening to your presentation next lesson, they will evaluate it. So come prepared.
While you hear the different presentations write down the new ideas that don’t appear in your schedule and who presented it.
In this lesson you have learned about a very famous imaginary school and its subjects. presented your impressions of your own schools. discovered a little about yourselves. J J J