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star wars – The Salt-Box http://www.jbj.wordherders.net "A man needn't go far to find a subject, if he's ready with his salt-box."--Uncle Pumblechook Thu, 09 May 2013 17:06:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 A miracle of the Force http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2009/02/22/a-miracle-of-the-force/ http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2009/02/22/a-miracle-of-the-force/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2009 00:30:31 +0000 http://www.jbj.wordherders.net/2009/02/22/a-miracle-of-the-force/ Continue reading ]]> I was gobsmacked on Friday when something happened for the first time in 10+ years of teaching: A student produced a reasonable definition of the word canonical.  It was a first-year student, in a composition class.

And how did the young scholar know this term?  Through the concept of canon in the Star Wars universe.

All of a sudden the 5-yr-old’s action figures, DVR-ed Clone Wars episodes, and novelizations were redeemed–a little–in A’s eyes.

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