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Academics Weekly Assignment — December 25th, 2022

Welcome to the Academics weekly assignment for the week of December 25th, 2022! These weekly assignments will give our Professors the ability to showcase some of their lesson ideas here on the website. Each assignment will be posted for a week, in which everyone will be able to read about the topic and respond to the assignment prompt. This week's assignment is "Magical Career Exploration - Magizoologist" created by Dark (DarktheDino).

The assignment is as follows:
Magizoologists are a group of magicians who dedicate themselves to studying and caring for magical creatures. To effectively understand the needs of different creatures, aspiring individuals must attain at least an Oustanding during the H.A.T examinations in Magical Creatures Studies. In addition to that, each Magizoologist must have a kind heart and be willing to help any magical creature in need.

Being talented individuals, each Magizoologist has a specific type of creature that they hold a special connection with. With that special bond, they can further specialise in that particular creature, such as a dragon tamer with dragons. The unique bond with the creatures will allow the Magizoologist to identify their needs easily and reduce the risk of creature-related accidents.

The history of Magizoologists and their special bond with creatures dates back to the year 1898 when a witch Antonya Embers was born. At that point in time, all magical creatures were simply classified as simple, medium or hard to kill. All creatures were also seen as beasts and were only used for potions or their magical abilities.

However, this all changed when little Antonya Embers wandered alone into the woods. After a long and frantic search, her parents found her safe with a pack of Hippogriffs. Typically seen as scary and dangerous creatures, little Antonya seemed to have a special bond with them. Her parents could only stare in surprise as she hopped around the creatures without a single scratch.

When Antonya grew older, she pursued her passion for magical creatures at Hogsworth. She had a big dream to change the way all magical creatures were treated in England. Her dream came true when she started working in the Ministry and found new ways to protect all creatures. Antonya believed that all magical creatures could be befriended and even wrote a book named “A Magical Guide for Handling Creatures”.

In her book, she came up with a new grading system to classify magical creatures. This equipped readers with the skills to handle creatures from different categories. Ranging from Grades A to E, Grade A consisted of amiable and easily-trained creatures while Grade E involved Exponentially Dangerous and untrainable creatures. Antonya’s new system was soon implemented by the Ministry and widely used till this day.

Option 1: Quiz
Question 1: What do Magizoologists study and care for?
Question 2: To become a Magizoologist, which grade must one attain in the H.A.T. examinations?
Question 3: Besides passing the H.A.T examinations, which 2 other traits must a Magizoologist have?
Question 4: In the past, how were magical creatures classified?
Question 5: Which creatures did Antonya Embers have a special bond with?
Question 6: What was Antonya’s dream?
Question 7: Do you think magical creatures are able to become friends with humans? Why or why not? Please write at least a minimum of 2 sentences.

Option 2: Creative
Imagine that you are currently a newly graduated Magizoologist who has been tasked to search for a special plant deep inside a forest. While looking at the map, you heard a loud thump and cry for help behind you and turned around. Spotting a pair of bright yellow eyes in the bushes nearby, you decided to take a look. What happened next? Was it a creature which needed your help or was it all just a trick?

Please make sure to write at least 5 full sentences to get AC for this assignment! Your assignment must be entirely written by you and may not be plagiarized (including copying anything from online sources, books, or movie plots) in any way. Assignments must follow all PotterworldMC rules, which can be found here; assignments that do not follow all PotterworldMC rules will be subject to punishment. If your assignment does not meet the requirements, you will be unable to redo your assignment for this week. Assignments are due at 12am PST on Sunday, January 1st, 2023. You may submit as soon as you would like, but any assignments submitted after that time will not receive grades. You may receive up to 20 ACs for your submission. House points will not be awarded to any submissions. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Jr. Professor, Sr. Professor, Academics Advisor, Academics Lead, or Head of Academics on Discord.

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