Teacher Review For The Harry Potter Alliance

Young Adult culture as Social Change

Miriam K.
Media specialist/librarian
Cornell Elementary School
Coraopolis, PA
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This website is the main website for the Harry Potter Alliance. this organization uses popular, young adult culture to try and affect social change. they have multiple initiatives and a lot of resources that go with each initiative. We have started a Harry Potter Alliance at our school (Hagrid's Hippogriffs) and have begun doing out reach into the community. This website has a lot of information about how to begin a program and what types of campaigns they have and how you can help. it is a great way to get students interested in the world outside of themselves.
My Take
The kids really like this organization. They have volunteered int he community and have helped to raise books, funds, and awareness for certain causes. The people who host the website get back to questions sent through email pretty quickly and are very good about sending out updates on what they are working on. I have been very please with the result of this club and the people and causes this club supports.