May 9

Day 129

Basic Reading: 

    The Return of the King: Appendix A, Part I. The Númenorean Kings, (iv) Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion
    *Finish this section today.

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Peoples of Middle-Earth: Part One, Section IV. The Calendars

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: River Anduin, River Limlight, Gondor, Calenardhon, Umbar, Harad, River Isen, White Mountains, Eriador, Rohan, Isengard, Misty Mountains, Minas Tirith, Ithilien, Mordor, South Gondor, Barad-dûr, Mount Doom 

    • Rhovanion: Nanduhirion

    • Gondor: Henneth Annûn, Cair Andros, Anórien, River Poros, Haudh in Gwanur, Pelargir, Mountains of Shadow, Dol Amroth, Minas Morgul

  • Character Cards: Denethor II, Boromir, Faramir

  • Timeline: Third Age 2758 - 3019

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why did Saruman claim and fortify Isengard?
    2. Who was Thorongil? What other tasks called him?
    3. Why did Denethor dislike Gandalf?