Star Wars: Movies, Shows, and Games for Every Age Group
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Age 8–9: The original saga concludes, the prequels begin, and the story expands in more new directions. Action and peril get more intense; characters are more conflicted.
• Watch: Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (movie), Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi (movie), Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (movie), Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones (movie), Star Wars: The Clone Wars (TV show), Star Wars: Rebels (TV show)
• Play: Star Wars: Tiny Death Star (app), Star Wars Journeys: Beginnings (app), Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (app)
• Read: Origami Yoda series (books), Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi, Beware the Power of the Dark Side!
• Discuss: Talk about the hype surrounding the Star Wars franchise. Is it deserved? What's the appeal?
Age 10–11: Get in on the action: Games and the Internet bridge the gap between the kid-friendly movies and the edgier Revenge of the Sith.
• Play: Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (game), Kinect Star Wars (game)
• Visit: StarWars.com (website)
• Watch: Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens (movie), Spaceballs (movie -- a fun parody with a few iffy bits)
• Discuss: How is video game violence different from movie violence? Does one have more impact than the other? How does it affect things when characters are cartoony (such as Lego mini-figures) vs. real people?
Age 12–13: Beware the Dark Side: The final movie of the prequel trilogy is extremely intense.
• Play: Star Wars: Commander - Worlds in Conflict (app), Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Fallen Empire (game), Star Wars: Battlefront (game)
• Watch: Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (movie)
• Discuss: How does Anakin deal with anger in this movie? What are some other options for managing frustration and disappointment? What are the two sides of the Force?
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