I am re-posting my blog post from last year and adding a few other ideas well I've stumbled upon. This post is all about some fun and interesting ideas on how teachers can use Star Wars in their classrooms.
ORIGINAL POST FROM APRIL 2016:
Here are some resources that you may find interesting in using Star Wars with your students....
William Shakespeare’s Star Wars. Complete with iambic pentameter these works bring us Star Wars but in Shakespearean language
Star Wars in the Classroom: The next two ideas come from THE NUMBER ONE RESOURCE ONLINE about using Star Wars in education. This is a treasure trove of ideas, resources, lessons and a robust community all interested in sharing. For example check this out. Below is a screen shot of search on this site for "hero's journey". This brings up many examples of teachers in this community who have shared lessons on this subject.
From Democracy to Dictatorship. Here is a blog post I wrote for the "Innovate My School" site about how used Star Wars to help my students understand how historically some nations simply allowed dictators to rise like Caesar, Napoleon and Hitler just like the emperor's rise in Star Wars
8 Things Star Wars Can Teach Us About Writing. This post with ideas like "Even the Death Star Had a Weak Spot." and others helps would be writers by channeling lessons learned from Star Wars.
Star Wars Teaching Ideas. A Pinterest board from John Adamski
NY Times Post: Lastly, this blog post from the NY Times gives links to lesson ideas from everything from Yoda grammar on Grammar Girl's blog to the issues behind the Physics of Space Battles.
Oh, did you know that May 4th is the unofficial Star Wars day simply because of the pun "May the Forth Be With You". There tons of puns and memes floating around social media. But there is actually a page at starwars.com about this day and what people around the world do to celebrate.