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Star Wars Villains: Darth Vader

Students will investigate the character of Darth Vader -- his personality, story arc, and his transformation into a Star Wars villain. Vader's journey is a cautionary tale with lessons applicable to our own lives.
John Lizzi
531 total reviews for this teacher
66 reviews for this class
Completed by 220 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
30 minutes
per class
Meets once
8-11
year olds
3-6
learners per class
per learner

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Class Experience

Students will be able to make connections to how Darth Vader's (Anakin Skywalker's) journey in Star Wars contains valuable lessons that are applicable to our own lives.  In particular, we will look at the key moments that led Anakin Skywalker down the wrong path, and discuss how he might have avoided his descent towards evil that led to him becoming Darth Vader.   

Students will also get the opportunity to hone their critical thinking skills, as well as practice having respectful conversations with their peers. 
I am what you might call a Star Wars fanatic, and have seen the main films too many times to count.  My friends and I have spent many long nights discussing and debating every topic related to Star Wars.

As a teacher, I have extensive experience in managing classroom discussions of all ages and ability levels.  My goal is to ensure that every student has a chance to make contributions, provide their opinion, and/or demonstrate what they've learned.
In the days prior to the meeting, I will provide a brief handout that contains guidelines for our discussion on our Classroom page, along with a list of a handful of questions and topics I plan for us to discuss.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will receive informal feedback from me in the Classroom chat, before and after our class. Feedback will also occur during the class session as well.
30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Vader's story in Star Wars has its dark moments, as emphasized by a number of family tragedies that convince him to choose evil or good.  In addition to mild sci-fi violence being present throughout all the Star Wars films, themes of revenge, temptation, and betrayal are especially prevalent.

Teacher

John Lizzi
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
History & Social Studies Teacher; Star Wars Nerd
531 total reviews
423 completed classes

About Me

**Profile updated August 2022**

Hello, Outschool students and parents! 

My name is John and I've been working as a history and social studies teacher at a public high school in Connecticut for the past eleven years.  I have three college... 
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