Warning - This article contains minor spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2.
Education is the cornerstone of society. Throughout history, students of young ages have come together to learn about what's come before in order to obtain the tools needed to pave the way for the future.
But it's boring, and the young kids in The Mandalorian "Chapter 12" were far from enthused during their schooling. Greef Karga and Cara Dune did a commendable job in rebuilding Nevarro following the chaotic events of Season 1 , going so far as to turn the old saloon into a little school.
When Baby Yoda arrived for his first day of class, the protocol droid instructor was giving a rundown on geographic locations. Our little green friend may have been displaying inexcusable classroom etiquette , but the teacher had valuable information to provide that included some locations we're familiar with in the galaxy far, far away...
ComicBook has shared a listing of several familiar Star Wars locations that were name-dropped in The Mandalorian "Chapter 12 - The Siege."
The Outer Rim
First up on Professor Bot's selection of locations was the Outer Rim region, which broadly covers many of the well-known worlds we've seen in Star Wars. It all began in this territory of space, when the Tantive IV was chased down by Darth Vader right above Tatooine. Since then, that world alone has become the most developed in the entire franchise, serving as a place of humble beginnings for the Skywalker family.
But the Outer Rim covers more than just sparsely populated dustballs. The region is also home to galactic juggernaughts like Naboo, Mandalore, and Ryloth - worlds that were just as important to the events of the canon story as the core planets. Nevarro itself is even in the outer rim, making this portion of Professor Bot's lesson even more relevant for the sleepy students and criminal baby.
Up next is Chandrila, the homeworld of Ben Solo. This world became the capital of the New Republic immediately following the events of Return of the Jedi , where the native Supreme Chancellor Mon Mothma oversaw the efforts to end the Galactic Civil War.
The New Republic was largely successful in destroying the Empire and its leadership (or so everyone believed), and remained the government's capital for some time until things were moved over to Hosnain Prime. Han Solo and Leia Organa resided on the world while the latter worked to rebuild the Senate, and it was there that Ben was raised by his busy parents and killer house droids.
Kessel and the Akkadese Malestrom
The final location featured in Professor Bot's geography lesson was another one familiar to Han Solo, though at a much earlier point in his life. It was on Kessel where Han and Lando first teamed up for a big mission that would prove to help the former make a name for himself in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
While the group's efforts on Kessel were largely successful, it was Han's flight through the Akkadese Maelstrom that earned him bragging rights for the rest of his life. The Kessel Run was something we'd heard about for years until it was finally portrayed in Solo , and it showed yet again why the Millennium Falcon looks like a total disaster.
THIS IS THE WAY
The young students in The Mandalorian received a big lesson on worlds that took Star Wars fans years to discover, and it will make them better citizens as a result. Knowing geography and the relationships and events that are tied to their corresponding worlds is critical for those who seek to traverse the galaxy in the future.
It's a shame that Baby Yoda was engaging in criminal misconduct during class, otherwise the young one would've taken away some big things during his unexpected visit to school. Perhaps a course on law and order is necessary for the Child - theft is a misdemenaor at the planetary level at least, and he's fortunate the Republic didn't have to get involved. Should he commit such a heinous act again, he better remember Professor Bot's lesson. He'll undoubtedly be on the run.