From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain

Faculty:
Dr. Tara Alvey (More Info)

Course:
From Hogwarts to Wonderland: Children's Literature from Great Britain

Program Dates:
December 26, 2019 —January 08, 2020

Honors Credit:
None

WKU Course:
TBA

Discipline(s):
Education , English Language and Literature

Course Description:
Walk in the footsteps of your favorite characters and visit the settings of your favorite books. Board a train like Paddington Bear, see London from above like Mary Poppins, and try to find Platform 9¾ like Harry. In this course, you will read a range of British children's literature and experience the world in which these stories take place. You will see original transcripts and drawings from classic books at the British Library and experience the making of the Harry Potter movies at The Harry Potter Warner Brothers studio tour. Join us for this exciting adventure! 

Prerequisites:
An introduction to education course OR an introduction to literature course

Physical Activity Requirements:
Expect 4-6 miles of walking on class days.

Course Highlights:
Great course for preservice teachers or anyone with an interest in children’s literature! Gain a better understanding of and appreciation for children’s literature from and about Great Britain Tour the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour outside London See children’s literature come to life on stage in London’s theatre district See original manuscripts and artwork from classic children’s books at the British Library Visit museums to explore aspects of children’s literature (including the Victoria and Albert Museum) Engage in discussions about literature with peers while experiencing the environment in which the books are set