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a non-canon au potterverse roleplay
December, 2019 :: Summer
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Professor Teaching Staff ☆ History of Magic ProfessorLisa
25 year old Halfblood Human ☆ He/Him

The purpose of the class 

"History should be studied because it is essential to individuals and to society, and because it harbors beauty. There are many ways to discuss the real functions of the subject—as there are many different historical talents and many different paths to historical meaning."  Source is Peter N. Stearns at AHA

Basic explanation 

History is an important part of our lives, whether or not you are willing to believe that. It is essential for helping us to understand how people and societies in the past behaved. We usually do this by looking at source material available to us or through experiments that are undertaken by scientists and historians. It helps us to understand how societies work, how they can be changed and how we came to be. The past is usually what causes the present and the future; its impact is everywhere.  

What you will be doing in this class 

-Assessing the evidence 

-Assessing conflicting interpretations 

-Assessing Past Examples of Change 

Class equipment 

-Lab coats for practical lessons (must bring to every class) 

-Small ring binder (must bring to every class) 

-Light fabric gloves (must bring to every class) 

-Homework copy (No loose sheets, please) 

-Hardback notebook for class notes (No loose sheets, please) 

Class rules 

-Respect one another no matter what. I will not hesitate to deduct points 

-All assignments and set tasks must be completed and handed in on the day of submission unless an extension has been given or there are extenuating circumstances 

-Come to class prepared for all situations (school tour, theory lessons, practical lessons, etc.) 

-Keep an open mind to things being studied in class, and don't get flustered/emotional when you don't understand something, we're all human and all make mistakes after all 

-Don't be afraid to ask for help; my door is always open 

-Do not enter the examination room without permission 

-Do not take any artefacts from the classroom unless the professor has instructed you to do so 

-Please do not run while in the examination room or at all 

-Hair must be tied back and kept tidy so as not to contaminate the artefacts 

-Please keep all desktops organised and uncluttered 

The classroom setup 

The "general" classroom is set up to resemble a lecture room and has a few storage presses at the front of the room. There's a small desk in front of the class where Yunseo usually sits when not helping anyone. A set of double doors can be found in the upper row at the back of the room, this is set up like a museum examination room and allows students to get up close and personal with artefacts that they have been studying. Presses full of rare books and a few examples of traditional artwork from all over the world, these can be rented out if the student wishes to look at them outside of class. Most of the artefacts that are studied in class are either kept in a small storage room in the exam room or are on loan from a museum.  

Room decor 

Posters about different periods in history line the walls, along with students’ past works. Cups of writing materials are placed on each table, but this doesn't mean that you're not supposed to have your own stuff. Each desk is provided with several small whiteboards; this is to reduce the amount of paper used in class during periods where notebooks aren't required. Of course, this may not be possible when it comes to homework and assignments. Blackout curtains cover the ceiling windows in the examination room to reduce light damage. Both rooms have a small radio on the wall and may be used during certain classes. 

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Professor Teaching Staff ☆ History of Magic ProfessorLisa
25 year old Halfblood Human ☆ He/Him

Sources to be used 

During HoM class, you will come into contact with both primary and secondary sources; some may be biased or unbiased, based on the area of study. You'll have to pick out which is which and analyse them. 

Primary sources: these sources come straight from the past and give a first-hand account of events, objects, person and works of art. 

Examples: Documents (wills, census, etc), photographs, videos, diaries, etc. 

Secondary sources: these are sources that come after the event and give a second hand account of events, discusses them, describes them, etc. Source Ithaca College Library

*Note some newspapers can be counted as primary sources.

6th and 7th year exam prep 

This takes place every second Monday at 6pm 

History of Magic Resource Class

This is an extra lesson for those that need a little more help in this area of study. Held every Wednesday at 6pm 

Junior Archaeology and Historian Club

This is usually held on a Saturday or Sunday (the day changes each term) at 1pm. Students will be told of time changes as they come up. 

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Professor Teaching Staff ☆ History of Magic ProfessorLisa
25 year old Halfblood Human ☆ He/Him

Term 4 Lesson Topic: Mythology

Reading: Introduction to Mythology
and a source of your choice

Assignment: To participate in the class in whatever way that you see fit. The most important thing is to show some understanding of mythology and the current area of study. You may work together to complete some of the tasks set in the class.

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