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Could/Should Star Wars be taught in school?

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Could/Should Star Wars be taught in school?

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Wolfninjajedi
01.15.2012 , 06:49 PM | #1
Been actually thinking about this for some time, just wondering if anyone else has had the same thoughts. Yes folks believe it or not all the star wars movies have educational value to them, pretty much every character and most scenes you could compare them to characters/events from history. Theres history, literature, mythology, philosophy, religion, politics, morals etc there is a reason why Star Wars is an epic I really think that if they taught Star Wars in school it would not be out of place at all. If you look at them in a deeper meaning, they are far more then just movies.

Or they could always show this in schools too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHa5RbuH5F0
"There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
―Cin Drallig to Darth Vader

Maucs the Tauntaun King, former SWG player.

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ToEasy
01.15.2012 , 07:04 PM | #2
Possibly. Not to sure though.
"Jedi do not fight for peace. That's only a slogan, and is as misleading as slogans always are. Jedi fight for civilization, because only civilization creates peace. We fight for justice because justice is the fundamental bedrock of civilization: an unjust civilization is built upon sand. It does not long survive a storm." - Mace Windu

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Edgeler
01.15.2012 , 07:15 PM | #3
It's reviewed in Film History and Film Analysis classes, other than that I don't think it has any relevance.

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JonnnyB
01.15.2012 , 07:21 PM | #4
Couldn't you make this same argument for any good literary work or movie?

It could work if the teacher and students were really excited about it. I don't know though, I'm not sure how much you could really get out of a serious discussion then you'd get from just watching the movies a few times. They really aren't too complex.

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Wolfninjajedi
01.15.2012 , 07:27 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by JonnnyB View Post
Couldn't you make this same argument for any good literary work or movie?

It could work if the teacher and students were really excited about it. I don't know though, I'm not sure how much you could really get out of a serious discussion then you'd get from just watching the movies a few times. They really aren't too complex.
You probably could yes, but these are movies and its star wars which not only are movies but they are something that has changed the world as a whole. You could actually have some serious discussions about the characters, their archetypes, what they represent, the balance between good and evil.

Palpatine could be considered as the devil, dictator, ruler

Luke/Anakin could be the everyday man, they want adventure, they have insecurities just like everyone.

Han/Obi-Wan- The friend that looks out for you, always by your side, gives support when needed.

I could go on and on.
"There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
―Cin Drallig to Darth Vader

Maucs the Tauntaun King, former SWG player.

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BrandonSM
01.15.2012 , 07:39 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Wolfninjajedi View Post
Been actually thinking about this for some time, just wondering if anyone else has had the same thoughts. Yes folks believe it or not all the star wars movies have educational value to them, pretty much every character and most scenes you could compare them to characters/events from history. Theres history, literature, mythology, philosophy, religion, politics, morals etc there is a reason why Star Wars is an epic I really think that if they taught Star Wars in school it would not be out of place at all. If you look at them in a deeper meaning, they are far more then just movies.

Or they could always show this in schools too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHa5RbuH5F0
Yes, but in a film/drama class. Not English or Math.


In my Film and Music Arts class they show classic westerns with John Wayne and Eastwood allot.
Hapan: "This creature has information that could lead us to a woman who has been kidnapped. We will get that information."
Luke: "This woman is a citizen of the New Republic, and if you do not take your hands off her, I will take your hands off you."

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Durstilla
01.15.2012 , 10:16 PM | #7
In all of my English classes from 7-12 we reviewed Star Wars in some form. I of course always out did the teacher when that subject showed up

So there you go OP it's in school.