Teaching Citizenship in the 5-14 Curriculum using
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Citizenship Issues
in Harry Potter



Human Rights

Legal Issues


Links and References

Links and References

Links and Online Resources

Scholastic's website on Harry Potter: Discussion Guide for Books I - IV

Lesson ideas for teaching citizenship and business using the Harry Potter hype about the new book released on July 16th 2005

Amnesty International
Amnesty International - Human Rights Education resources
Amnesty International - UK's Education resources

BBC Newsround Bullying website

British Film Institute
British Film Institute: The World In the Movies

Childline Bullying website

National Geographic - Witch hunts

National Priorities in Education




Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

UN Rights of the Child Convention (1989)



HOW CAN WE DEFINE CITIZENSHIP IN CHILDHOOD? Judith Ennew. Centre for Family Research. University of Cambridge. Harvard Centre for Population and Development Studies, Working Paper Series Vol. 10:12, October 2000

Anatol, G. A. (Ed) (2003) Reading Harry Potter : Critical Essays (Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture), Praeger Publishers, USA.

Gupta, S. (2003) Re-Reading Harry Potter, Palgrave Macmillan

Heilman, E. E. (ed) (2003) Harry Potter's World: Multidisciplinary Critical Perspectives, Routledge: New York

Hubbard, M. (2004) Teaching Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Media Education Journal, 35, pp. 49-51.

Kern, E. (2003) The Wisdom of Harry Potter: What Our Favourite Hero Teaches Us About Moral Choices, Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books

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