Can't join us in person? Our Webinar Series offers you the chance to still connect with us and learn at your convenience through both live and prerecorded presentations that are available through online access. Offerings include some of the most popular presentations from our Education, Business, and Pop Culture Series as well as other special events. Programs vary in length on average between 30 and 60 minutes but can be tailored to meet your needs.
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STAR WARS AND THE HERO'S JOURNEY
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a great adventure took place...based on the ancient myths and heroic tales of our own distant past. Join us for an insightful exploration of the mythological, historical, and cultural influences that inspired George Lucas as he crafted one of the greatest sagas of modern times. We'll examine the concept of The Hero's Journey as laid out by the preeminent scholar Joseph Campbell and describe its relationship to the characters and events of Star Wars. We'll also demonstrate how to integrate these ideas into your curriculum, with a particular emphasis on ELA, social studies, and the arts.
Join us for a fun-filled exploration of history, science, culture and more as seen through the eyes of everyone's favorite archaeologist, Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones." Focusing on the educational uses of the critically-acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning series, The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones, as well as the Indiana Jones feature films themselves, you'll discover numerous ways to integrate these films, as well the incredible documentaries that support them, into your classroom through an interdisciplinary approach. In 2007 and 2008, we were fortunate to collaborate with Lucasfilm on promoting the value of this series among teachers nationwide. We hope to have the opportunity to do the same with you.
DESIGNING STAR WARS: THE REAL-WORLD INFLUENCES THAT SHAPED A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY
While Star Wars sprang from the fertile imagination of visionary storyteller, George Lucas, that incredible galaxy far, far away was heavily inspired by stories and events much closer to home. Join us for an in-depth look at the mythological, cultural, historic and artistic inspiration that helped Lucas and his team bring to life one of the most popular sagas of all time. A particular emphasis will be placed on exploring the influence of world history, ancient mythology, and pop culture.