April 28, 2011

Harry Potter Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

Harry Potter Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

Updated November 2018!

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Today’s release of the trailer for Part II of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (see below if you missed it!) got me so excited! Therefore, I was motivated to put together some Harry Potter lesson plans and other resources you can use in your classroom. Moreover, parents can use many of these at home.

As a matter of fact, I admit that I love the series, and read them on my own before I had my own children. Consequently, I read them in my early 30’s, not as a young adult! Moreover, I read them again prior to each movie release, and again out loud to my son. Indeed, he is now 9 and has read them again on his own (some several times). Update: he is now 17 and still talks about loving the series! As such, this epic series is a perfect way to engage your students and children. Undoubtedly, there are so many different ways to incorporate the books into lessons.  Even better, this can be done across the curriculum.

First off, here is the trailer I promised. Next, find tons of resources and lessons below.

Harry Potter Lesson Plans – English Language Arts

Harry Potter Lesson Plans – Social Studies/Geography

  • Create a Hogwarts Floor Plan (Grades 3-8) – Students will learn about the concept of scale and other mapping skills as they create a floor plan of Hogwarts School.
  • In Boggart and Fear, students examine two text selections that feature a boggart—a shape-shifter that turns into whatever one fears most—from books 3 and 5, Prisoner of Azkaban and Order of the Phoenix, respectively. Then, students evaluate various characters’ fears represented by the boggart and build connections between their analyses of the characters’ fears and the students’ own experiences.

Harry Potter Lesson Plans – Math

Harry Potter Lesson Plans – Science

Harry Potter Lesson Plans – Webquests

Harry Potter Printables and Activities

Harry Potter Lesson Plans – Miscellaneous

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If you love these Harry Potter Lesson Plans, you will probably enjoy these Percy Jackson resources too! I would love to hear how you incorporate Harry Potter into your lessons, whether they are at home or in the classroom! Please leave a comment sharing your favorite ways to use this fabulous series! Also, I will try my best to update when I find new resources.

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  1. Jody

    What a great resource for teachers! There is no easier way to learn than when you’re thoroughly interested in the topic, and no easier to teach than when you have enthusiastic students. Potter has been so popular over the last 10 years…it’s a great idea to get students interested.

    I’m definitely passing this on!

    • mct224

      Thank you so very much! I totally agree!! Have a great night!!

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