Thursday, November 18, 2010

Harry Potter DeCal

With the premiere of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows in theaters tomorrow, we decided to interview Trinh Nguyen, one of the facilitators of the Harry Potter DeCal. In this course they discuss the Harry Potter books but don't watch the films, feeling that they don't correctly portray the books. They have discussed all of the HP books except the last one. they have made wands and performed skits. A skit that Trinh really enjoyed was one that portrayed the social prejudices in the Wizarding world, commenting that "it was hilarious." I asked her what he enjoyed most about teaching the Harry Potter DeCal, and she said it was "seeing the excitement in the students when we discussed a character, event, storyline, etc. that they really connected with." I also asked her what was most fun about taking the HP DeCal, and she felt it was "discovering what the books offer for you."

If you aren't already excited for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, then you need to experience this DeCal and get excited!