Rogue 81's Bio

Diane Berkley
Rogue 81

  • Name- Diane Berkley
  • Content Area- Social Studies
  • Location- FL   USA
  • Current School- Ernest R Graham
  • Grade Level- Middle School
  • Teaching Since- 1998
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How I Use Star Wars in the Classroom

I have had my students compare the two Ahsokas (the ancient leader from What is now India and Anakin's Padawan). In Civics I use Episodes 1-3 to demonstrate how a democracy can become a dictatorship. I also throw in some movie quotes while I am teaching.

I also have some Star Wars decorations in my class. I have a battery powered light up Yoda that I allow struggling students to place in their desks when they are taking a test so that Yoda's light and wisdom are with them. I also have a few Star Wars books in my class library.

Finally, when my students ask (which happens every year) where I got my oldest daughter's name from, I tell them she is named after Han Solo and Princess Leia's daughter Jaina.

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