July 11

Day 192

Basic Reading: 

    The Fellowship of the Ring: Book One, Chapter I: A Long-Expected Party
    *This chapter will be read over the course of four days, so read about one fourth of it today.                         

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Return of the Shadow: Foreword

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • The Shire: Bag End, Hobbiton, The Hill, Sackville, Bywater, Buckland, Brandywine River, Old Forest, Brandy Hall, Michel Delving, Westfarthing

  • Timeline: Third Age September 3001

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why do people tend to be suspicious of things they don’t understand?
    2. What is the difference between history and gossip?
    3. Why has Gandalf come to Bilbo’s party?