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Hogwarts Distance Learning Program for Homeschoolers

Unofficial Harry Potter Projects

Harry Potter home school resources

Hogwarts Distance Learning Program for Homeschoolers is a free virtual learning webpage and no more real than the Hogwarts School For Wizards from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.

Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for Homeschoolers page is not affiliated with JK Rowling, Bloomsbury Publishing, Scholastic Books, Warner Bros. or anyone associated with the “Harry Potter” series.  It is not endorsed by any of the aforementioned parties. Rights to the characters and their likenesses are neither claimed nor implied. You are now able to enroll at Hogwarts, collect your textbooks and begin taking our 9-week courses online. You can now progress through all seven years of schooling and be assigned a professor, homework assignments, quizzes and more.

Fan Clubs

The Boy Who Lived
This young webmaster recently made international news when she stood up to Warner Brothers after they threatened to sue owners of Harry Potter fan sites who refused to give up their Harry Potter domain names. Claire has since won the right to keep her domain name and her site.


The Life and Times (and Possible Death) of Harry Potter
In honor of the pending release of Book 7, wiseGEEK has put together a collection of articles about Harry, Hogwarts, and other happenings! There’s predictions and theories for us experts, but also lots of definitions and background for HP novices!

Pottermore Insider
Pictures of the arrival of the letters addressed to Mr H. Potter, The Cupboard under the Stairs. We’ve also shared some of the drawings of the hut on the rock.

Scholastic’s Harry Potter Site
Meet J.K. Rowling. Send an Owl Post. Post your thoughts in the Discussion Chamber. Download a Harry Potter screen saver.

J.K. Rowling

All Things Considered Rowling Interview
Real Audio clip of a NPR radio interview of the author of the Harry Potter series.

Finished ‘Potter’? Rowling tells what happens next
But now that the seventh and final novel is in the hands of her adoring public, Rowling no longer has to hold back any information about Harry Potter from her fans. And when 14 fans crowded around her in Edinburgh Castle in Scotland earlier this week as part of TODAY’s interview, Rowling was more than willing to share her thoughts about what Harry and his friends are up to now.

MuggleNet
Did you know that the Weasleys were homeschooled?
kai: Where do wizarding children go to school before Hogwarts?
JK Rowling replies -> They can either go to a Muggle primary school or they are educated at home. The Weasleys were taught by Mrs. Weasley.

Movies

Harry Potter Instant Videos on Amazon

Projects

Harry Potter Birthday Party
Prior to the party, experiment with any these ideas first! Please, do not wait to the party to try because it is preparation and familiarity that will make each project a success!

Harry Potter Glasses
Make your glasses to look like Harry’s or use the pattern to make up your own style.

The Publisher

Harry Potter
Author Biography. Graphics of covers. Video clips. Fan Clubs, and news.

Quidditch

Golden Snitch Butterbeer Cake Pops
What’s a better iconic Harry Potter shape for cake pops than the Golden Snitch? And it perfectly suits the gold-colored butterbeer cake and butterscotch taste.

Quidditch.com
Reviews of sites and products. Mail list.

Quidditch for Muggles
How to play Quidditch (from the Harry Potter series) without the brooms. The way I play is that it takes five days because they start by all learning all the positions and it gradually increases in difficulty. There are seven players per team and two teams.

SWI Quidditch Information Center
This is a forum where you can sign up for the SWI Quidditch teams, see where the next game is, and see how the House Tournament is going. A fantasy game center.

US Quidditch Standard Rules
Quidditch is a co-ed contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball, and tag. A quidditch team is made up of seven athletes who play with brooms between their legs at all times. While the game can appear chaotic to the casual observer, once familiar with the basic rules, quidditch is an exciting sport to watch and even more exciting to play.

Resources

Beggars and Fear in Harry Potter
Students examine two text selections that feature a boggart—a shape-shifter that turns into whatever one fears most—from Harry Potter books 3 and 5, Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix, respectively. In Lesson 1, students interpret and evaluate the two excerpts to consider the symbolic value of the boggart, its connection to character development, and similarities between the text and their own lives. In Lesson 2, students use their literary analyses from Lesson 1 and engage in a writing workshop to produce short essays. Students prepare drafts, obtain feedback from their peers, consider the feedback, and then rewrite the draft to produce final essays.

Harry Potter Dictionary
Alphabetical listings and descriptions of characters, spells, places, things and books to help you keep everything straight.

How Magic Became Science
Today, we find it difficult to imagine connections between magic and science outside of the realm of fiction. Historically, however, these two things were closer than most people today would suspect—in some ways, they were in fact indistinguishable from one another.


Interactive wands & spell-casting in the Wizarding World
With the opening of Diagon Alley, Universal Orlando has created a new way for guests to get involved in the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter: interactive wands. These wands allow guests to directly influence their environment and “cast spells” to produce effects in both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.

Critiques & Controversy

The Harry Potter Debate
Contrary to what some news reports have implied, Christians who admire Rowling’s fiction turn out to cut across denominational and political lines. An Apologetics Index research resource.

Harry Potter in the News
Google search results for reviews of Harry Potter movies and books. Do you agree or disagree with what the reviewers have to say?


New Book Reveals Political Impact of ‘Harry Potter’ Series on Millennials
To what extent do stories we read and watch for fun have an impact on our political views and thinking? A new book by a political science professor at the University of Vermont, based on a national survey of college students, suggests that the influence of the Harry Potter series on the Millennial Generation (1982-2002) may extend far beyond the fantasy world of Hogwarts and wizardry.

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