Treading carefully but not too carefully, Kassi set up the lesson for her OWL level class. There was still some controversy over the First Wizarding War, though more over the Second these days, with children having direct familial connections in some instances. It was likely to be a sore topic with a lot of people, but she pushed on all the same. And besides, if she could live through one at fifteen, a bunch of fifteen year olds could stand to learn about one, though perhaps that was a poor reason to choose the topic for this particular group. All the same, it was less personal than what her NEWT students were getting.
Her desks were arranged in their usual rows for this class, much to her pleasure. As nice as it was for the students to have things mixed up, Kassi was largely a creature of habit. On the board at the front of the room were the words:
First Wizarding War 1970-1981
Briefly outline five major points in the war on a piece of parchment.
Post by PIKE HARRISON BONES on Jun 1, 2017 19:14:38 GMT -6
History of Magic was a boring class but Pike figured that it wouldn't be the end of the world. It was at least a place he could go and just let his brain flow. But moving into the class, there weren't a lot of people there. So maybe this wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. He did move a book onto the desk next to him to try to make sure that no one joined him other then Theo. After all, Theodore was the only person he wanted to sit with.
Still, he pulled out his parchment and started writing stuff down. This wasn't going to be too hard. But he wasn't looking forward to the part where people had to actually talk. He didn't want to talk to anyone.
Oh she was an OWL student. Oh dear. Oh dear. Oh dear. Lorelei was not sure that she wanted this. There was still a whole year until the exams, but all the same... it was going to come quickly, she knew that it was. The last four years had gone quickly enough.
Entering the history of magic classroom, she eyed the board. Oh, okay. This might be interesting. She picked an empty seat, hoping the area around her might stay empty. The first war. Okay. Right. What did she know about that? She chewed on her lip, twisting her quill in her fingers as she thought.
History of Magic wasn't as boring as most students made it seem. To Annora, it was interesting enough. Maybe not the most fascinating since it was just a reiteration of past events in the wizarding world, but it didn't bore her to pieces. She still found it useful to know about and didn't find to too difficult to remember. Facts were just facts, and all you just had to do was to memorize them. Period.
She entered the classroom and took a seat somewhere in the first row as she usually did. Upon sitting down, she took out her book(s), a piece of parchment, and a quill from her satchel and placed them on the desk before looking up at the board to read what it said. Five major points. That sounded pretty subjective, but she liked that the professor was giving them space to choose any five aspects of the war that were important, and she was sure that there are quite a lot to choose from.
Annora thus began to think up of such aspects to the First Wizarding War that she thought were most noteworthy before picking up her quill and writing them down on the parchment.
Post by VALENTINE OSGOOD on Oct 9, 2017 22:58:34 GMT -6
Val had to admit, History of Magic wasn't among his top choice of classes. Still, that didn't hinder much given his high regard for class in general. It moved a tiny bit further up his list when he saw the teacher was jumping directly into class. He really didn't have the patience for introductions on the first day when there was so much more to get to. Still, the subject wasn't one he was looking forward to. The subject was a sore spot amongst his family. Mixed blood couples had a hard enough time during the war; it had almost destroyed his parents that weren't even the same species. It seemed easy enough of a task though, so he pulled out his things and started trying to work his way back through the war in his head. Where did it exactly start anyway?