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May 01, 2023 2023-05-01

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SPOTLIGHT! On Teaching with “The Force”

May the fourth be with you! Celebrate Star Wars Day (May 4, 2023) in the classroom with these free Star Wars teaching ideas for science and engineering, music and mindfulness, physical education—and more!

Star Wars in the Classroom
From studies in mythology, history, philosophy, and the arts to hands-on investigations in physics and engineering, Star Wars in the Classroom sparks learning and the imagination by providing engaging and relevant experiences for students of all ages inspired by the captivating characters and stories from the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars Activities for Physical Education
Ever thought about using Star Wars to get students moving? These Star Wars–related activities are a great way for students to enjoy healthful exercise such as dance, running, calisthenics, throwing, and more.

The Cave Challenge: Star Wars Mindful Matters
Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, leads youngsters in this brief guided mindfulness lesson. Just as Luke Skywalker faced his fears in the dark cave, so must everyone explore their own dark spaces, illuminating them with calm acceptance rather than anger.

4 Band Activities for May 4th (May the Fourth Be With You)
Perfect for music or other classes, these four simple ideas will help students learn music, practice their Star Wars quotes, and generally have a great time.

Yoda Speak Translator
Invite students to try this Yoda speak translator just for fun, or use it as the foundation for an English grammar lesson. Yoda often orders sentences as Object-Subject-Verb, splits verbs, switches entire phrases, and sometimes uses sentence structures that are different from his normal syntax. Students in computer science classes can integrate the Yoda translator API right into their website or application.

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