May 19

Day 139

Basic Reading: 

    The Hobbit: Chapter 1: An Unexpected Party
    *Read the third fourth of this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The History of The Hobbit, Part One: Chapter I(b): The Bladorthin Typescript, (i) through (iv)

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: Misty Mountains, Erebor, Mirkwood, Withered Heath, Dale 

    • The Shire: The Water, The Hill, Bag-End   

  • Character Cards: Smaug

  • Timeline: Third Age April 2941

Discussion Questions:

    1. Have you ever agreed to do something you were afraid to do? Did you regret it later?
    2. What motivated Bilbo to join the Dwarves on their adventure?
    3. Why is Gandalf so sure of Bilbo?