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Still shot from the movie: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

In this hugely popular science fiction film created by George Lucas, a farm boy from a dry and desolate planet joins a dangerous rebellion and trains to become a Jedi Warrior. Scenes depicting death and some suspenseful battles are the only content concerns of this otherwise great family movie. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 24 May 1977
Video Release: 11 Sep 2006
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Luke describes the Rebellion as being too far away to do anything about, even if he cared to. Does that reflect our attitude concerning many of today’s world events? What could we do to become more proactive?

During a training exercise, Luke wears a visor that covers his eyes, forcing him to rely upon his other senses to perceive his situation. How does this help him to “see” more clearly? Could eliminating distractions be applied to the decision making process in your life? Do you believe there is a greater “force” you can learn to listen to?

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