June 19

Day 170

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 10: A Warm Welcome
    *This chapter will be read over the course of two days, so read about half of it today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Prior Versions:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter X: Laketown - opening section

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Rhovanion: Lonely Mountain, Mirkwood, Forest River, Long Lake, Running River, Dale, Lake-town

  • Timeline: Third Age September 2941

  • Other: Look up illustrations of Lake-town.

Discussion Questions:

    1. When have you been disappointed with the reality of a long-anticipated event?
    2. Did Bilbo deserve better gratitude from the Dwarves?
    3. What is an issue that you take seriously, but younger people don’t seem to care about?