May 4

Day 124

Basic Reading: 

    Unfinished Tales: Part Four, II. The Istari
    *Finish this chapter today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Return of the King: Appendix F, I. The Languages and Peoples of the Third Age

    • The Peoples of Middle-Earth: Part One, Section II. The Appendix on Languages, through Paragraph 28

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Arda: Middle-earth, Aman, Valinor, Númenor

    • Middle-earth: Henneth Annnûn, River Carnen, River Celduin, Núrnen, South Gondor, Mordor, Gulf of Lune, Carn Dûm, Near Harad, Rhûn, Umbar, Gondor, Lindon, Eriador, River Anduin, Rohan

  • Timeline: Third Age 

Discussion Questions:

    1. What determined the limits of Gandalf’s travels?
    2. What inherent worth did Gandalf perceive in the Halflings?
    3. How did Gandalf interpret his own purpose?