Star Wars and Westerns

Before premiering the new teaser trailer at Star Wars Celebration, Director JJ Abrams was discussing the new desert planet of Jakku when he added that “Star Wars is as much a Western… as it is anything else.”

Several months ago we presented parallels between Star Wars and America’s Westward Expansion. Take a few moments to learn how George Lucas and the overall saga has been influenced by the Old West.

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Rebels: Connections - Graffiti and War

War and artistic soldiers like Sabine Wren are not as unique as one might assume. Soldiers have been leaving behind graffiti, amongst other things, for centuries. The images and messages they leave behind can reveal the ins and outs of a soldier’s daily life or they can be sobering reminders of the bitter struggles between people.

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Creative Writing Resources

If you have reluctant writers in your classroom consider using Star Wars imagery to get your students' creative juices flowing. Visit our Creative Writing section to learn more about how you can use Star Wars to spark an interest in writing for your students.

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The Hero's Journey of Luke Skywalker

Make learning about mythology more exciting and relevant to your students by using Star Wars and the Hero's Journey of Luke Skywalker.

Like this? Check out our companion section on the Heroine's Journey of Rey for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Ian Doescher's 'William Shakespeare's Star Wars'

Looking for creative and fun ways to get your students interested in reading Shakespeare? Perhaps you just want them to understand the Shakespearean writing style? Use Ian Doescher's William Shakespeare's Star Wars series to get your students excited and interested in the works of England's most famous bard. Be sure to check out fellow Rogue, Adam Watson's, lesson resources for William Shakespeare's Star Wars.

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Serve Like a Jedi 2016

It's never too early to start planning how you'll Serve Like a Jedi this May 4th! Check out some of the exciting ways Star Wars fans and Rogues inspired their students to Serve Like a Jedi last year. Let us know what you're planning on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

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Rebels: Connections - Significance of Temples

In Path of the Jedi, Kanan takes Ezra to a long forgotten Jedi Temple far away from the bustling cities on Lothal. It is here that Ezra will face challenges or visions that will determine whether or not he is truly ready to be trained as a Jedi. In our world, people often seek out temples that house a deeper meaning to their faith and spiritual journey. Temples are where the human and divine realms come together.

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Update Archive

Are you an educator who teaches with Star Wars? Do you find yourself receiving odd looks from colleagues or see their eyes roll when you mention your awesome Star Wars lesson plan?

If so, then you're a Rogue and you're not alone! The Rogues are an amazing group of educators who seek to make learning fun and engaging by integrating the Star Wars saga...

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