Monthly Archives: July 2020

Beyond Star Wars One Day Class!

New section for TWEENS added next week! Wednesday, August 12 4-5:30 pm!

Attention Star Wars teen fans!  Interested in a One Day class (online) that discusses the historical, anthropological, and philosophical background to Star Wars?  
By request, I am offering a reboot to the museum-based class I designed in 2016.  Star Wars fans, Star Wars haters, history fans, bored teens, and anyone curious about Star Wars and not deterred by lively conversations by diehard fans are all welcome! 

Topics and questions include:

-The historical inspiration for Star Wars

-The use of anthropology and sociology in creating the Star Wars universe

-The Force, and how does it compare to various philosophical schools of thought-How do the Jedi Masters compare to Japanese samurai and Medieval knights?-Cultural appropriation in the Star Wars universe

-Is there any comparison to the Sith in world mythology or historical traditions?

-Did any specific historical weapons inspire the weapons of Star Wars?

-What is the “Hero’s Journey” and how does this work with Luke’s story?  How does it compare to other mythological journeys?

-Who was Han Solo?  Why is the character so similar to other mythic and historical figures?

-Forms of government and the rise of Palpatine

…and more!

Date and Time:  Thursday, July 31, 1-2:30 pm (class may run over time)  via Zoom
Ages: 13ish and up, but I’d be happy to arrange younger sections Also, if this day or time doesn’t work, please reach out, and I can offer another section! 
Cost:
  $20 (accepting PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, etc).  Course cost also includes a curriculum guide that I will email out at least a day before class starts, along with login instructions.

Please let me know if you’re interested (name of your teen, age, any specific interests), and I will confirm with you directly.  Non homeschoolers welcome, too! 

May the force be with you,

Wendy (homeschool class instructor, college professor, Star Wars fan since 1977, and proud mother to a formerly homeschooled college student who believes that Darth Maul didn’t get enough attention).