By: Campbell McHale & Tomas Arizti
For those of you unfamiliar with the world of Pottermore, this website helps you discover your patronus, find a wand, and most importantly, discover your Hogwarts House. Along with reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone In humanities, the Pottermore website has introduced many people in middle school to the Hogwarts Wizarding World.
By placing students in different houses, friendly competitions and debates about which house is better have taken over the 7th grade. This idea doesn’t only let the students have fun and get excited, it also might give the humanities teachers the attention of their classes.
But is it also possible that Pottermore is a bad thing? Could it instead distract a class. Ms. Vosk says, “I think that it is helping the class engage a lot and we will use this activity later and think about what it feels like to belong to a group, what it feels like when you are not part of the group, and how people start to think of themselves in categories and how that might shape their view of the world.”
The discussions near the lockers flowed from the excitement and the positive attitude in classes. The humanities teachers have started an idea of shaping our beliefs. Ms Al Moreno, another humanities 7 teacher, had this to say: “It’s helping us dig into our beliefs and how they shape who we are.” If you want to see what your house is, Type in the link below! Sign up and tell us what your house is down below in the comments!
7th Graders – What house are you in? Why is it the best? Let us know in the comments.
If you are not lucky enough to be in 7th grade this year, click on this Pottermore link to find out the house where you are placed!
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