I’m so hyped for the new Star Wars movie, the Last Jedi! After The Force Awakens left us on a cliffhanger two years ago, many of our questions will finally be answered and we’ll get to see characters like Rey and Kylo Ren back in action. In honor of the best far, far away galaxy out there, I’ve reimagined each of my classes as a class taught by characters in the Star Wars universe on Star Wars-related topics. Enjoy!
1st Period: Honors Modern World History
SW Class: Honors Modern Worlds History
Teacher: Maz Kanata
Why study one world when you can study hundreds? Taught by the wise Maz Kanata, modern worlds history would enlighten me on the major events and figures from planets across the stars, from Alderaan to Tatooine.
2nd Period: Honors Biology
SW Class: Honors Cloning
Teacher: Kaminoans and Jango Fett
Technically, I took honors biology last year and am taking honors chemistry this year, but the idea of a class on how to brew death sticks just isn’t as interesting as one for building a clone army. Hopefully there’s a lesson on implanting Order 66.
3rd Period: Ceramics
SW Class: Architecture
When you’re alone in hiding on a swamp planet, building a home is a must, as shown by the humble dwellings of Jedi Master Yoda. But that is just one of the prominent structures in the galaxy, as buildings from the Senate to Cloud City to Echo Base on Hoth are jaw-dropping.
4th Period: AP Calculus
SW Class: AP Navigating
Teacher: Poe Dameron
Calculating the jump to hyperspace would be a breeze after taking this class. Plus, Resistance pilot Poe Dameron would be an excellent teacher and a cross-galaxy flying test for the AP exam would be awesome.
5th Period: Lunch
SW Class: Dexter Jettster’s Diner
Teacher: Dexter Jettster
Dexter Jettster’s diner looks like a great place to relax amongst the high-rising towers in Coruscant and is a much better alternative to Mos Eisley Cantina, a wretched hive of scum and villainy. And if you happen to have any poison darts, the four-armed Jettster has unrivaled knowledge on the subject.
6th Period: (Honors) Newspaper
SW Class: Honors Holocron
Teacher: Jocasta Nu
Holocrons are the ultimate archive- they hold the secrets about the past, present, and future. Clouded in mystery, holocrons would take months to study and Jedi librarian Jocasta Nu seems like she’d make a good teacher.
7th Period: AP (English) Language
SW Class: AP Diplomacy
Teacher: Obi-Wan Kenobi
Sorry Anakin, but sometimes aggressive negotiation isn’t the answer. AP Diplomacy focuses on how to build impeccable arguments, achieve an objective through conversation, and argue peacefully. The in-class essays would still be a challenge, though.
8th Period: AP Spanish Language
SW Class: AP Wookie
Everyone’s favorite protocol droid, who happens to be fluent in seven million different languages, would be an excellent language teacher, even if a bit socially incompetent. Of all of the languages in Star Wars, speaking Wookie would be the absolute coolest and the Wookiee culture would be especially interesting.
9th Period: Cross Country/Track
SW Class: Jedi Training
Teacher: Mace Windu
The best class of them all- Jedi training. Though a brutal test of body and mind, the Jedi training would be the best class. Lightsaber combat, mediation, missions- the Jedi life would be spectacular. And learning from Jedi Master Mace Windu, a master of Vaapad (which channels the dark side), would be legendary.