Hi. I'm new here. I'm a high school English teacher who usually teachers the juniors and seniors. I just assigned a project where the students will have to give an oral report in front of the class on one or more works of literature. It's for the seniors and to keep them motivated I'm letting them choose whatever book they like (after I approve it) and talk about whatever they like (again after I approve it). For example, one boy is choosing to bring up the theory about whether Hamlet was truly insane by the end of the play. Another student is going to talk about how the novel Wicked changes the story of The Wizard of Oz. One student handed in her plan/outline and the topic she wants to discuss is how the plots/names/ideas in the Harry Potter books are derived from older works of literature. It seems like a very interesting and well thought out topic. She wants to talk about how the line in the book 'double double toil and trouble fire burn and cauldron bubble something wicked this way comes' came from Shakespeare, how one of the stories Harry hears about in the last novel can be related to one of the Canterbury tales, etc. It seems very interesting and I think it will hold the attention of the class and show them how this book that is very popular among children and teenagers can be related to school required reading. However I am worried because of the controversy surrounding the Harry Potter books. I am afraid if I allow her to present, maybe there will be complaints from parents because I know some people feel strongly that Harry Potter encourages witchcraft. Should I tell this student to come up with another idea or should I let her present this one?