May 10

Day 130

Basic Reading: 

    Unfinished Tales: Part Three, I. The Disaster of the Gladden Fields


Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • Unfinished Tales: Part Three, I. The Disaster of the Gladden Fields, Appendix


Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: Gondor, Arnor, Fords of Isen, Fornost, Rivendell, Osgiliath, River Anduin, High Pass, Dagorlad, Greenwood, Sea of Rhûn, Lórien, Dol Guldur, Barad-dûr, Isengard, Edoras 

    • Rhovanion: Gladden Fields, Moria, River Anduin

  • Character Cards: Wormtongue, King Théoden, Gimli, Arwen

  • Timeline: Third Age 2

  • Other:  


Discussion Questions:

    1. What did Isildur intend for the Ring?
    2. Did the Ring slip off Isildur’s finger on purpose? If so, why, when it would have come sooner to Sauron if captured?
    3. What do you think happened to Isildur?