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  1. Do you think Ilevrmorny students would be taught British Wizarding World History?

    Do you think Ilvermorny would have an equivalent to the Triwizard Tournament?  

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    2. PaulaTheProkaryote

      PaulaTheProkaryote

      I would assume that it would be an elective style course and it would be very american-centric still (at least that's how my world history classes were). Somehow I think we'd have even more outrageous tournaments too because go big or go home.

    3. Hufflepuffbookworm1990

      Hufflepuffbookworm1990

      I see it as an elective as well. Just because the founders of Ilvermorny were Irish and British.

      As for the equivalent to the Triwizard Tournament, it would probably he the Brazilian school (Castlebrox) and  another school.

       

      I was curious because my newest OC Wendy Brown and her siblings went to Ilvermorny.

    4. Margaret

      Margaret

      Probably only in passing. I think they might be taught about the rise of Voldemort because a Western English speaking country being taken over by a dictator in the late 20th century is kind of a big deal and there is a warning there about pureblood supremacy, but I would imagine it would only be big issues like that.

      After all, there are many countries in the world and it would hardly be possible for Ilvermorny to teach about them all.

      I am a history teacher in Ireland and for the Junior Cert. (our equivalent of O.W.L.S.), the topics covered are: the Stone Age, Bronze Age, the Celts in Ireland and early Christian Ireland, the Romans (or Egyptians or Greeks but Romans are by far the most common choice), Medieval Europe (which is kind of vague but mostly based on Britain), the Renaissance, the Age of Exploration, the Protestant Reformation, the Plantations (basically the conquest of Ireland by the British), the American War of Independence, the French Revolution, the 1798 Rebellion, the Agricultural Revolution in Britain, the Industrial Revolution in Britain, the Irish Famine of the 1840s, then the 1916 Rising, the War of Independence, the Civil War, Irish politics since independence, Northern Ireland and the "Troubles", the rise of Fascism, the rise of Communism, World War II, the Cold War and Social Change in Ireland in the 20th century.

      So there is quite a bit about other countries' history but they are either large events (World War II and the Cold War - while Ireland might not have been involved, they both had the potential to affect everybody regardless of whether or not they took part) or else had a specific impact on Ireland (the American War of Independence and the French Revolution helped to inspire the 1798 Rebellion) and to be honest, can be a bit out of context. Oh, I forgot the Versailles Treaty is taught as a cause of World War II, without World War I being on the course.

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