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Match 5 Star Wars characters to the school subjects they would teach

Star Wars is full of unique characters who have niche talents, passions, and are able to communicate effectively with others. Some of these characters are teachers, and those who are not have the potential to be competent educators.

As a new school year approaches, it’s worth taking a look at some of these characters and exploring the school subjects they would be best suited to teach.

These characters range from the original and previous trilogy to more recent movies and TV series such as Thief one and Star Wars Rebels.

Mathematics and Science: Galen Erso

Mads Mikkelsen as Galen Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). Photo: Lucasfilm.

Galen Erso has a love for mathematics which influences his work as a scientist. In Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel by James Luceno, Galen says, “Mathematics is not just science, it is poetry – our efforts to crystallize the invisible connections between things. A poetry that fills and magnifies the mysteries of the galaxy.

He has a genuine passion and appreciation for math and science, which could help his students become more involved in studying these subjects. With the many ways he uses mathematics in his cutting edge scientific work, Galen can show his students that mathematics is not just theoretical but can be applied for meaningful purposes, as well as the importance of using the science of ethical way.

After all, Galen used his mathematical and scientific intelligence to design a fatal flaw in the First Death Star without the Empire realizing it until it was too late. His use of math and science helped save the galaxy and changed the course of galactic history.

Humanities: Grand Admiral Thrawn


STAR WARS REBELS – “Secret Cargo” – When a routine supply mission goes awry, the Ghost crew find themselves transporting a major rebel leader across the galaxy, pursued by Imperial warships. This episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs Saturday, March 04 (8:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST) on Disney XD. (Lucasfilm)

Grand Admiral Thrawn not only studies military strategy, but also studies fields like history, philosophy and art. Studying these areas allows Thrawn to truly understand and outsmart his opponents. These trends would in fact make Thrawn an excellent social studies teacher.

Instead of just asking students to memorize and spit out dates and events, Thrawn would make sure that his students understood the multifaceted and complex nature of history as it relates to culture, art, philosophy, politics and galactic geography.

It would not be a question of memorizing by heart but of using the information to analyze the historical and modern relevance of the information. Thrawn’s creepy but haunting voice would also make him appealing to listen to.

Art: Sabine Troglodyte

Sabine Wren, Star Wars

STAR WARS REBELS – “The Legacy of Mandalore” – Hoping to enlist her family to help the rebels, Sabine returns to her homeworld with Kanan and Ezra, but soon finds herself embroiled in her struggle for power. family for Mandalore. This episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs Saturday, February 18 (8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST) on Disney XD. (Lucasfilm)

Sabine is a gifted artist who is able to use virtually any situation for her art. Whether it’s her armor, her hair, a symbol of rebellion, or even a TIE Fighter, she can almost anything as a canvas to express herself.

Not only is Sabine’s art visually appealing, but it often contains deeper meaning, such as the Starbird resembling a phoenix rising from its ashes, a symbol of hope and rebellion that influences the Alliance badge. official rebel.

Sabine can help her students find their inner artist while using their art to express themselves and promote causes close to their hearts. His energy and enthusiasm would certainly help him bond with the students as well.

Gym: Yoda


Frank Oz in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980). © Lucasfilm Ltd.

Yoda might seem like an unorthodox choice for teaching this subject, but just think about the workout routine he puts Luke through. The Empire Strikes Back. Anyone who can get a youngster to voluntarily commit and commit 100 percent to an intense workout routine like this knows what they are doing.

Yoda lives to be around 900 years old and he’s clearly doing something right with his physical education to reach that age. Additionally, his ability to switch from walking with a cane to spinning and hurtling across the room in his lightsaber duel with Count Dooku in Attack of the Clones demonstrates the benefits of staying fit and healthy.

In general, Yoda is an excellent teacher and there is no reason why he should not be an effective gym teacher as well.

Reading and writing: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi wan kenobi

Legendary Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) was a noble and gifted man in the ways of the Force. Photo:

Obi-Wan is a great teacher. He is patient, wise, compassionate and also has a great sense of humor. All of these traits are important for any teacher and are definitely important for teaching reading and writing.

During his years in exile / watching over Luke on Tatooine, Obi-Wan wrote Ben Kenobi’s Diaries. In the comics, Luke finds these diaries and reads them between New hope and The Empire Strikes Back.

These journals show the power of writing as the stories of Obi-Wan’s life carry on through his writing, allowing him to continue teaching Luke and connecting with him even after his death. Writing these journals was probably also useful during the years of isolation in the desert. Obi-Wan can convey the importance of writing to his students, especially in how it brings valuable stories, relationships, and lessons to life.

Which Star Wars character would you like as a teacher this year? Let us know in the comments!