R2-KT to Appear in 'The Force Awakens'

Our favorite pink astromech was created for Katie Johnson (daughter of 501st founder, Albin Johnson) to help watch over her as struggled with an inoperable brain tumor. After Katie's tragic death in 2005, R2-KT became a focal point of the 501st's charitable efforts and continues to make inspirational appearances around the world. Learn more about R2-KT and her upcoming appearance in The Force Awakens.

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Code.org's 'Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code'

Code.org unveiled a Star Wars- themed computer science tutorial,“Star Wars: Building a Galaxy with Code,” featuring Princess Leia, C-3PO, and R2-D2, as well as Rey and BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The online lesson kicks off the third-annual global Hour of Code campaign, in honor of Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, 2015.

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Studying Skywalkers: Themes in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

The conundrum that is attachment is at the crux of Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala’s internal conflict throughout Attack of the Clones. The motif of forbidden love is a popular one in literature, and causes a major rift in Anakin Skywalker’s psyche.

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Your Hero’s Journey with runDisney

The Star Wars story follows the mythical hero’s journey, a familiar storytelling structure that bridges cultures across time. The hero’s journey follows many familiar steps, where the protagonist takes up the call for action and grows to be a great hero. In many ways, taking part in one of the upcoming runDisney Star Wars races follows a similar path.

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6 Real World Influences Behind Star Wars Wildlife

What sets Star Wars apart from most science fiction films — which are more inclined to choose style over substance — are the thoroughly-researched parallels it draws to our reality, from mythology and religion to science and world history. Anyone, for instance, can relate the autocratic conformity of World War II’s Axis powers to the Galactic Empire, or Luke Skywalker’s path to Jedi Knighthood epitomizing the ancient tale of the hero’s journey.

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How fast are the TIE Fighters in that Star Wars Teaser?

Everyone was excited to see the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, but I found this short teaser video more interesting. In it, you can see TIE fighters flying overhead. What can we learn from this shot? Can we determine the speed of a TIE fighter? Can we get anything else?

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Our Feature on the DK Blog

For nearly forty years, Star Wars™ has inspired millions worldwide. Multiple generations have learned the value of friendship, loyalty, heroism, bravery, sacrifice, honor and love through following the exploits of some of the most enduring characters ever created. While these exciting stories certainly entertain, they are also valuable for teaching timeless and powerful lessons as well.

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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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