July 10

Day 191

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Prologue, 4. Of the Finding of the Ring and “Note on the Shire Records”

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The Peoples of Middle-Earth: Part One, Section I. The Prologue

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Eriador: Bree, The Shire, Grey Havens

    • The Shire: Michel Delving, Bag End, Undertowers, Tuckborough, Brandy Hall, Buckleberry

    • Middle-earth: Erebor, Dale, Misty Mountains, Wilderland, The Shire, Rivendell, Minas Tirith, Rohan, Eriador, Gondor

  • Character Cards: Samwise Gamgee, Peregrin Took

  • Timeline: Third Age September 3001

Discussion Questions:

    1. What did you find most interesting about the summary of the finding of the Ring?
    2. Why had Bilbo lied about the Ring?
    3. How does written history typically develop?