February 9

Day 40

Basic Reading: 

    The Children of Húrin: Chapter 1: The Childhood of Túrin
    *Read the second fourth of this chapter today, so that you have finished about half.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Lays of Beleriand: I. The Lay of the Children of Húrin, “Túrin Son of Húrin & Glórund the Dragon”

    • The Lays of Beleriand: I. The Lay of the Children of Húrin, “The Second version of the Children of Húrin,” part I    

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps: 

    • Beleriand: Angband, Anfauglith, Hithlum, Dor-lómin

  • Character Cards: Sador

  • Timeline: First Age 469

  • Other: Listen to some harp laments. Consider whether they ease grief or enhance it.

Discussion Questions:

    1. What do you find most relatable in these vignettes of a family living in troubled times?
    2. How can the sorrow of loss at a young age impact a person?
    3. Did you ever have a “Sador” in your life? How can such a person influence a child?

 
 
 

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