Star Wars: Democracy vs. Dictatorship

Teaching students about the various forms of government can often be a challenging task. Whether students are in elementary or high school, they typically have very little enthusiasm for politics. To peak their interest, try using Star Wars to spark debate over which system is better, democracy or dictatorship.

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Rebels: Art Contest is celebrating the upcoming second season of the hit animated series with a new contest: We want you to channel your inner Sabine and create the best Star Wars Rebels art you can! In the official Star Wars Rebels Season Two Fan Art Contest, you can creatively express your love of the heroes, villains, and creatures of the show. Submit your entries from July 1 – August 31, 2015.

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Studying Skywalkers: Foils in Dark Disciple

Our own Dan Zehr's recent Star Wars blog examines the literary device known as a foil. He uses Christie Golden's new novel, Dark Disciple to examine two very different heroes, Asajj Ventress and Quinlan Vos. Great article from Dan, but be warned that spoilers lie ahead!

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Rebels: Connections - Vision Quests

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 Native American culture, young men often went on similar spiritual journeys to guide their destiny. Learn more in our Rebels: Connections area!

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Fathers and Father Figures in Star Wars

In her latest Star Wars blog, Spec Ops member Amy Ratcliffe examines the roles that fathers have played in the Star Wars saga. Be sure to check out her insightful perspectives on fathers like Owen Lars and Cham Syndulla!

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Cover Reveal: Shakespeare's Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge

Fellow Rogue, Ian Doescher's acclaimed William Shakespeare's Star Wars series is reaching its conclusion. This week, CNET released the cover art for the upcoming Tragedy of the Sith's Revenge. The final book is scheduled for release on September 8. In the meantime, check out our resources to help you use these great books in the classroom!

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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?

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