Rogue 28's Bio

Kyle West
Rogue 28

  • Name- Kyle West
  • Content Area- Anthropology
  • Location- TX   USA
  • Current School- Collin College
  • Grade Level- Post-Secondary
  • Teaching Since- 2011
  • Twitter- @KW_SS55
  • Website-


How I Use Star Wars in the Classroom

I use examples lifted from the Star Wars universe to illustrate several anthropological concepts. For example, I use the near-extermination of the Jedi, and their rise in a very altered form in the post-Episode VI novels as how cultures and religious groups respond to attempted genocide. I also use Luke's seclusion on Dagobah as an example of the isolation experienced by many young people as they move from childhood into adulthood. This period of liminality is often considered a dangerous time when young people are more susceptible to the darker aspects of the supernatural realm. This concept is perfectly shown in the following exchange before Luke departs to rescue his friends on Bespin:

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