May the 4th Be With You: Best Star Wars Teaching Ideas
By Diana Restifo
With Star Wars Day, May 4th, just around the corner, it’s a great time to turn the magical allure of the Star Wars movie franchise into fun and fascinating lessons
With Star Wars Day, May 4th, just around the corner, it’s a great time to turn the magical allure of the Star Wars movie franchise into fun and fascinating lessons in the classroom. Using the free and modestly-priced Star Wars ideas and tools below, teachers of any galaxy will easily engross Padawans of any age in instruction on any topic. Enjoy!
- A wealth of Star Wars STEM activities can be found on Star Wars STEM Activities for May the 4th Be With You Science, from creating colorful lightsaber greeting cards to building robots from junk. Many of these super resources are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.
- Take a deep dive into multiple subject areas using Star Wars as the learning lens. Social studies, robotics, ELL, STEM topics, and even global citizenship will engage kids like never before when their favorite Star Wars characters, moments, and lines form the basis for each lesson.
- Teaching With Star Wars: The true lessons to be learned from Star Wars aren’t about advanced technology. Instead, they’re about navigating life, whether in a galaxy far, far away or right here on Earth. Star Wars expert and educator Dan Zehr’s terrific series of articles examines ideas such as commitment, learning from failure, and leadership in the context of Star Wars and the classroom.
- Make your own Star Wars Shadow Puppets for a fun and educational arts lesson.
- TED Lesson Plan: The Birth of the Lightsaber is a great video-based lesson that guides learners to think about the luminous lightsaber in terms of cinematic design effects and physics.
- 8 Jedi Math Practices posters and slides serve as a model for thinking about math for younger students, especially those who need encouragement.
- The Mathematic Shed blog features Star Wars flashcards, geometry questions based on Star Wars characters and spacecraft, and, impressively, a Darth Vader blueprint lesson.
- Challenge your students to build Anakin’s pod racer, a hut for Yoda, or a brand-new planet with the Star Wars Lego Challenge Game.
- Teachers Pay Teachers Star Wars lessons include a Star Wars word search, a lesson plan devoted to Star Wars Day (May the 4th), and even a biology lesson based on all Star Wars planetary locales. Many of these are perfect for distance learning.
- Explore software engineer Martin Hunt’s extensive collection of Star Wars-themed origami plans; it’s a wonderful way to get kids excited about making art.
- Fun Educational Star Wars Activities provides five great lesson ideas for distance learning with Star Wars-themed resources.
- Teaching ‘Star Wars’ With The New York Times: The Times takes Star Wars lessons to a level above Cloud City with its Shakespeare, history, physics, science, math and yes, economics, Star Wars-themed lessons. An exceptionally strong resource, especially for middle schoolers and above.
- The presentation 15 Legendary Lessons from Master Yoda can be the starting point for an in-person or remote classroom discussion or writing lesson. For more great writing prompts check out 15 Star Wars Writing Prompts and 16 free Star Wars writing prompts.
- Try this Yoda speak translator just for fun. Even better, use it as the foundation for an English grammar lesson. For computer science classes and advanced students, the Yoda translator API allows users to integrate the Yoda speak translator right into their website or application.
- Explore great ideas for using Star Wars themes to teach music, social studies, English, science, math and more in May the 4th Be With You: Real-World Connections in the Classroom and Beyond.
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Shared Flashcard Set
|Admiral Conan Antonio Motti|
(Scoffs at Vader's faith in the force)
|Admiral Firmus Piett|
(Replaces Admiral Ozzel after force choked)
(Dies in Battle of Scarif)
|Admiral U.O. Statura|
(The Force Awakens)
(Helps find Order 66)
(Guavian Death Gang on the Falcon)
(Abednedo resistance pilot and Poe's wingman)
|Captain Jeremoch Colton|
(Tantive III Captain)
|Captain Lorth Needa|
(Force choked after failing to capture the Falcon)
|Captain Moden Canady|
(First Order Captain of Dreadnought Fulminatrix)
|Chancellor Lanever Villecham|
(Jedi head of Security)
|Commander Larma D'acy|
(Human Resistance Advisor for Leia and Holdo)
(Weird mask guy)
(Three purple lightsabers)
(Leader of Trade Federation Droid Control Ship)
(Creator of BT-1 and 0-0-0)
(The Clone Wars trooper devoted to the Republic)
|Ebe E. Endocott|
(Jabba's Torture Droid)
(Final legitimate Chancellor of the Galactic republic)
(Guy who made the mark)
(Shaped as an Interrogator Droid [Black ball])
(Resistance spy droid reports Han on Takodana)
|Garazeb Orrelios / Zeb|
|Gardulla the Hutt|
|Garven Dreis "Red Leader"|
(Knocked out the shield generator in The Phantom Menace with R2-C4)
|General Carlist Rieekan|
|General Crix Madine|
(Mastermind behind destroying the shield generator of the second Death Star)
|General Maximilian Veers|
(Imperial General in AT-AT walker during Attack on Hoth)
|General vanden Willard|
(General on Yavin 4)
|Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin|
(Max Rebo Band)
(Old Republic Bounty Hunter)
(Old Republic Assassin Droid)
(Clone Wars Pirate Captain)
(Clone Wars Jedi)
(Leader of Yavin IV base)
(Member of the Imperial ruling council)
(Elderly female friend of Anakin's)
(Jedi Temple Librarian)
|Karina the Great|
(Sabine Wren's friend)
|Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix|
(Neimoidian senator of the Trade Federation)
(Max Rebo Band Dancer)
Star Wars: Characters
What was the name of Jabba the Hutt's father?
Zorba the Hutt. A crime lord who owned an estate on Nal Hutta.
Greedo was a member of what Rodian Clan?
He was a member of Tetsus. This clan was a far more peaceful clan than most others.
During Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia impersonates which Ubese bounty hunter?
She impersonated Boushh. Her disguise was able to fool Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt, but not for long.
Identify the name of the project which spawned IG-88.
Project Phlutdroid which was conducted in the Holowan Laboratories.
How many IG-88 droids were constructed during Project Phlutdroid?
A total of 5 IG-88 droids.
What was Beru Lars' maiden name?
What was Cliegg Lars' son's name?
What was Owen Lars' father's name?
Who was Uv Gizen?
Uv Gizen was one of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine's aides. He was cut from Attack of the Clones and the Deleted Scenes
Ask Aak was a senator for which planet?
Ask Aak was the senator of Malastare.
Who was the majordomo of Jabba the Hutt's estate?
Bib Fortuna, the Twi'lek advisor of Jabba,
"This" childhood friend of Anakin Skywalker's hoped to one day be a majordomo for a wealthy Mos Espa estate.
His name was Kitster Banai, and was a slave on the desert planet of Tatooine.
He was a Swokes Swokes male who represented Makem Te in the Galactic Senate around 32 BBY.
It was Yeb Yeb Adem'thorn.
"This" senator owned a silver TC-series protocol droid named TC-3.
It was the male Swokes Swokes, Yeb Yeb Adem'thorn.
3B3-10 was a Trade Federation B1 Battle Droid who was stationed 'where' during the invasion of Naboo?
3B3-10 was stationed at the Theed Royal Palace
What model droid was 3B3-10?
It was a B1 Battle Droid who was stationed in Theed Royal Palace during the Invasion of Naboo.
This was the 'first' droid that Jar Jar Binks knocked down after Anakin destroyed the Droid Control Ship during the Battle of Grassy Plains.
It was none other than 3B3-1138.
Which battle on Naboo did 3B3-1138 take part in?
The Battle of Grassy Plains. He was rounding up the Gungans when we was suddenly disconnected by the destruction of the Droid Control Ship.
Where was 3B3-1204 stationed during the Invasion of Naboo?
3B3-1204 was stationed in Theed Hangar to guard the Queen's Royal Nubian Starship.
What was 3B3-21's task during the Second Battle of Theed as seen in Episode 1?
3B3-21 was one of the B1 Battle Droids assigned to escort the Queen to Viceroy Nute Gunray.
What model droid was 3B3-1204?
It was a B1 Battle Droid who was stationed in Theed Hangar during the Invasion of Naboo.
What model droid was 3B3-1138?
It was a B1 Battle Droid who was stationed on the Great Grass Plains during the Invasion of Naboo.
What model droid was 3B3-21?
It was a B1 Battle Droid who was stationed in Theed Royal Palace during the Invasion of Naboo.
What model droid was 3B3-888?
It was a B1 Battle Droid who was stationed on the Great Grass Plains during the Invasion of Naboo.
Which battle on Naboo did 3B3-888 take part in?
The Battle of Grassy Plains. With the aid of several other battle droids he managed to capture General Jar Jar Binks and Captain Tarpals after both fell from their Kaadu during the battle.
Who was Yeb Yeb Adem'thorn and what species was he?
Yeb Yeb Adem'thorn was the senator of Makem Te during 32BBY. He was a male Swokes Swokes, and was strongly opposed to the taxation of trade routes.
Agrippa Aldrete was the Senator for which sector?
He was Senator of the Alderaan Sector.
Queen Mazicia Organa had the Star of Alderaan (Tantive IV) built for 'this' Senator.
Senator Agrippa Aldrete of Alderaan
He was a male Chagrian and the Vice Chairman of the Galactic Senate during the administrations of Supreme Chancellors Finis Valorum and Palpatine.
It was Mas Amedda. Amedda served during the Clone Wars and continued to serve under the self-proclaimed Emperor Palpatine.
This KPR service droid was owned by Owen Lars prior to the Battle of Yavin. It was responsible for patrolling the boundaries of the Lars moisture farm at night. What was it's droid name?
2X-3KPR. It had been programmed to activate alarm sensors, security lighting and power fences located around the farm, but was destroyed when Sandtroopers came to the homestead searching for R2-D2 and C-3PO and killed Luke Skywalker's adoptive parents in broad daylight.
Who did 2X-3KPR belong to in "A New Hope"?
2X-3KPR belonged to moisture farmer, Owen Lars.
"This" droid was a green domed KPR Servant Droid offered by the Jawa tribe lead by Nebit to Owen Lars in the same auction were he instead bought C-3PO and R2-D2.
It was 2X-7KPR. The droid was stolen from Jabba Desilijic Tiure and was capable of monitoring floodlights and perimeters at Imperial Outposts. It was also capable of maintaining security devices.
"This" droid was stolen from Jabba Desilijic Tiure and was capable of monitoring floodlights and perimeters at Imperial Outposts. It was also capable of maintaining security devices.
It was 2X-7KPR. He was part of the merchandise the Nebit was trying to sell to Owen Lars.
In what scene was 2X-7KPR seen in "A New Hope" and who was it stolen from (as a back-story)?
2X-7KPR was a KPR service droid that Nebit was trying to sell to Owen Lars. It was stolen from Jabba the Hutt.
"This" RA-7 droid was a personal-assistant droid presented as a gift to Moff Dunhausen by officials from the Imperial Security Bureau. What was its full droid name?
3B6-RA-7. It can be seen on the Jawa Sandcrawler in "A New Hope"
While visiting Tatooine (officially, on a 'vacation'), Moff Dunhausen sent "this" droid to run errands in Mos Eisley, alone and unescorted. Thirty minutes and an ion blast later, it had been stolen by the Jawa Jek Nkik.
It was 3B6-RA-7 who was stolen. This RA-7 unit is seen in "A New Hope" aboard the Jawa Sandcrawler.
Which RA-7 unit was seen aboard the Jawa Sandcrawler in "A New Hope"?
"This" droid served as an aide to Admiral Conan Antonio Motti's staff around 0 BBY. It was an RA-7 unit which was destroyed during the destruction of the 1st Death Star.
It was 5D6-RA-7.
"This" RA-7 unit was a spy for the Imperial Security Bureau, and secretly investigated Imperial officers whose loyalties were in question. It was an aid of Admiral Motti.
5D6-RA-7. This RA-7 droid was destroyed during the destruction of the 1st Death Star.
"This" was a white-domed KPR Servant Droid manufactured by Lerrimore Droids and was on the same Sandcrawler as R2-D2 and C-3PO in "A New Hope"
6Y-2KPR. It was 'not' one of the droids offered to Owen Lars by Nebit.
Where was 6Y-2KPR seen in "A New Hope"?
In the Sandcrawler.
Who was a prince of Alderaan and the captain of the Alderaan Diplomatic Cruiser Tantive IV from the time of the Clone Wars until his death in 0 BBY at the hands of Darth Vader?
It was none other than Raymus Antilles, of the royal Antilles family on Alderaan.
Which captain was strangled to death by Darth Vader aboard the Tantive IV at the beginning of "A New Hope"
Captain Raymus Antilles
During the Battle over Tatooine, who commanded Blue Squadron from the cockpit of the Tantive IV?
Captain Raymus Antilles. He was captured and taken to Darth Vader. The Sith Lord strangled Antilles to death after he refused to give information on the location of the Death Star plans.
He was a native of the peaceful planet Alderaan, a member of the prominent House of Antilles, the uncle of Corla Metonae and related to Queen Breha Organa. He wore the iconic gray uniform of an Alderaan starship captain, and carried a target blaster.
It was ofcourse Captain Raymus Antilles who fought and was killed aboard Tantive IV during the "Battle Over Tatooine"
Who commanded the modified Corellian Corvette "Sundered Heart" which participated in the Battle of Kuat?
Captain Raymus Antilles, from Alderaan.
Who is the Imperial Governor of Tatooine? She was a dark-skinned female Human, originally from Treylon II.
It was Tour Aryon.
When Darth Vader sent his own stormtroopers to the surface of Tatooine to search for R2-D2 and C-3PO, which governor objected, insisting that her own troops could handle it?
Governor Tour Aryon.
Married to Kant Aryon in 4 BBY, she was a fashionable woman and made many cultural contributions to Tatooine. What was her name and her position?
It was Tour Aryon, the Imperial Governor on Tatooine.
Seen in "A New Hope" which ASP-series droid worked on Tatooine for the Galactic Empire?
Who was ASP-704's droid nemesis?
Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, which droid was seen in "A New Hope" tasked with loading cargo aboard a GR-45 medium transport?
ASP-707. Its scene consisted briefly of it swatting down its rival, IM4-099.
He was a Corellian Imperial TIE pilot, known for his viciousness in combat, and Darth Vader's right wingman in Black Squadron.
It was none other than DS-61-3 (nicknamed: Backstabber).
Who was the pilot of Black 3 during the Battle of Yavin?
DS-61-3 (nicknamed: Backstabber).
What was DS-61-3's nickname?
Which Black Squadron pilot was nicknamed "Backstabber?"
Which male Morseerian, was the local ISB agent of the Tatooine system, only one of a few aliens to hold that position?
Chall Bekan. He did not breathe oxygen so he constantly required a mask, which also protected him against Tatooine's hazardous sand.
Who had a pet womp rat named Worra, and was said to have been the only Human that Jabba respected?
Boelo. He was present during Jabba's run-in with Han Solo during "A New Hope"
He was a Human male and Jabba the Hutt's chief henchmen. He was the predecessor of Naroon Cuthus.
It was Boelo. He was said to be the only human that Jabba respected.
Who was the Captain on the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer "Devastator," from around 7 BBY until at least 0 BBY and served under Captain Mulchive Wermis.
Where was Captain Bolvan seen in "A New Hope"?
Seen aboard the "Devastator." He ordered the hold-fire against R2 and 3PO's escape pod.
This human bounty hunter from Nar Shaddaa was seen in the Mos Eisley Cantina in "A New Hope." What was his name, and who did he work for?
It was Danz Borin, a bounty hunter who worked for Jabba the Hutt.
Where was Danz Borin seen in "A New Hope"?
In the Mos Eisley Cantina.
What was the name of the Siniteen that was seen at the Mos Eisley Cantina during "A New Hope"?
Brainiac. This was a name given to him by the smuggler, BoShek, because he could calculate hyperspace jumps without any help of a navigation computer
Who was the pilot under the codename Red Four during the Battle of Yavin?
Theron Net and which other Red Squadron Pilot were the only two Rebels shot down by TIE/In Starfighters during the assault on the first Death Star?
The second pilot was John D. Branon
What was John D. Branon's code name during the assault on the first Death Star?
His callsign was Red Four
When Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca stormed the detention block to free the princess, which Death Star Trooper was the first to die during the skirmish?
Although not punched, this Death Star Trooper was fatally punched by Chewbacca and was the first to die during the detention block infiltration by Han, Luke and Chewy.
It was Devin Cant, a human Death Star Trooper. He was one of the elite soldiers trained in combat techniques and weapon skills onboard the battle station.
Who in Nebit's Jawa tribe was, due to his height, known as "The Tower" and was well above-average for a Jawa?
Zubwen. To some fans, Zubwen is known as one of the "Freak Giant Jawas", or "Tall Jawas".
Which Jawa was known as "The Tower" due to his height?
Zubwen. Seen in "A New Hope," Zubwen was a member of Nebit's Jawa tribe.
A high-ranking officer in the Bureau, he was assigned to Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin's staff onboard the first Death Star. He was tasked with maintaining loyalty to Emperor Palpatine, and rooting out Rebels onboard the Death Star. He was certain that Tarkin would become disloyal, and would attempt to grab power for himself.
It was Colonel Wullf Yularen. He was seen in "A New Hope" in the Death Star Briefing Room, and was wearing an Imperial Security Bureau uniform.
This bad-tempered smuggler made a few credits more by helping Jabba Desilijic Tiure collecting debts. He was highly regarded for his uncanny anticipation in battle.
It was Gela Yeens. In 0 BBY he was searching for Debnoli.
This Jawa was a member of Nebit's tribe and was the brother of Enjikket.
It was Yeelhoy. A scouting mission for R2-D2 in the Jundland Wastes was the first hunt for he and his brother, Enjikket.
Who worked as a bartender in Chalmun's Cantina during the events of "A New Hope"?
As a child, he was an orphan whose sole training came from a bartending correspondence school. He was rejected by most people, and he witnessed the cold-blooded assassination of a Shi'ido by Aurra Sing in 32 BBY. What was his name and where did he work?
It was the human from Tatooine named Wuher. He worked at Chalmun's Cantina (Mos Eisley Cantina).
Name this Character: As bartenders went, he was a genius. His knowledge of chemicals was exceptional, particularly as it applied to what substances are toxic, or merely intoxicating, to alien species. He was an expert at mixing the proper substances together to provide the most pleasant neurochemical reactions in his patrons. His most popular drinks were Blue milk, Juri juice, and Sarlacc kicker. He worked at Chalmun's Cantina.
All these clues can only lead to one man.....Wuher.
On the fateful day that Luke Skywalker met Han Solo, he had served Luke a glass of water.
Who bought Luke Skywalker's X-34 landspeeder for Spaceport Speeders, a local Mos Eisley company that bought and sold landspeeders and other vehicles?
It was Wioslea, the Vuvrian from Tatooine.
This Vuvrian was able to speak many languages, including Bocce and the Jawaese and Talz languages.
She was 1,000 credits in debt during the death of Jabba the Hutt.
It was Wioslea. This female gambler bought Luke Skywalker's X-34 landspeeder for 2,000 credits.
He was a tactical advisor and military officer in the Alliance to Restore the Republic and New Republic. General Dodonna assigned him to command Yavin 4's planetary defences.
"This" General was speaking with Bail Organa through a secure HoloNet channel when Alderaan was destroyed. He feared that Princess Leia Organa had perished, and was elated when she arrived at Yavin 4 with the plans for the Death Star.
It was General Vanden Willard. He was noted for his line - "You're safe. When we heard about Alderaan, we feared the worst."
When the Death Star arrived in the Yavin system, who began devising an evacuation plan after assisting Dodonna with the development of an attack plan against the space station?
It was General Vanden Willard, commander of Yavin 4's planetary defenses.
He was the youngest member of Nebit's Jawa scouting party, and a nephew of scout leader Dathcha.
It was ofcourse Enjikket, brother of Yeelhoy.
Who was the Advozse smuggler who despised members of his own species? He was in the Mos Eisley Cantina during "A New Hope"
Bom Vimdin, one of the best smuggler's in the business according to Han Solo.
Who was codenamed Gold Leader during the Battle of Yavin?
Jon "Dutch" Vander, a former Imperial TIE Bomber pilot.
Managing to escape employment as an Imperial TIE Bomber Pilot and join the Rebel Alliance, who got the nickname "Dutch" from his Rebel friends?
Jon "Dutch" Vander. He became a Rebel Y-Wing pilot and was Gold Leader during the Battle of Yavin.
What was senior pilot Jon Vander's nickname?
Jon "Dutch" Vander. He was a former Imperial TIE Bomber pilot and eventually joined the Rebel Alliance.
What was the name of the Tusken Raider that knocked Luke Skywalker down and tried to kill him in "A New Hope"?
This Jawa scout was a part of Nebit's tribe, and was known to be a thief. He was Het Nkik's cousin.
Who accompanied his fellow tribesmen URoRRoR'R'R and RR'uruurrr on a hunt in the Jundland Wastes where they captured Luke Skywalker?
Who was the first Jawa in Nebit's tribe to spot R2-D2?
Which droid seen in "A New Hope" acted as an unwitting spy to the Empire and led the Devastator to Tantive IV?
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