Visit the Star Wars Universe Without Ever Leaving Planet Earth

GEOGRAPHY

As the world prepares for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, here’s a guide to the series’ most famous settings and where you can feel the Force. (Guardian)

Use our resources to learn a little about a galaxy far, far, away.

Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit.

The Sahara (specifically, Tozeur, Tunisia) provided the setting for Star Wars' desert planet, Tatooine. Photograph by LUCASFILM LTD, courtesy National Geographic
The Sahara (specifically, Tozeur, Tunisia) provided the setting for Star Wars’ desert planet, Tatooine.
Photograph by LUCASFILM LTD, courtesy National Geographic

Discussion Ideas
Have your students divide into groups and create travel brochures for each of the locations! Use our activity to get you started. Make sure they use knowledge of real geography and our pop culture universe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEACHERS’ TOOLKIT

Guardian: Star Wars-inspired holidays – where to feel the Force

Nat Geo: Star Wars Day

Nat Geo: Create a State Postcard

Nat Geo: What is a desert?

Nat Geo: What is a swamp?

Nat Geo: What is an urban area?

Nat Geo: What is a forest?

Nat Geo: What is the Arctic?

Nat Geo: What is a coast?

Nat Geo: What is a cloud?

Nat Geo: What is a Mediterranean climate?

Nat Geo: What is a jungle?

Nat Geo: What is a volcano?

3 thoughts on “Visit the Star Wars Universe Without Ever Leaving Planet Earth

  1. Wow, this is really informative. I didn’t realize some of the real world locations for some of the scenes in the movie series. Thanks for this.

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