May 11

Day 131

Basic Reading: 

    Unfinished Tales: Part Three, II. Cirion and Eorl and the Friendship of Gondor and Rohan, (i) The Northmen and the Wainriders

Supplementary Reading:

  • Background:

    • The Return of the King: Appendix B, “The Third Age” through year 2939

Enrichment Activities:

  • Maps:  

    • Middle-earth: Gondor, Rohan, Rhovanion, Dagorlad, Ithilien, Calenardhon, Sea of Rhûn, Mordor, Khand, Ered Lithui, Morannon, Dead Marshes, Ephel Dúath, Harad 

    • Rhovanion: Field of Celebrant, River Anduin, Carrock, Gladden Fields, Mirkwood, River Running, East Bight, Dale, Erebor, Undeeps

    • Gondor: Pelennor, Pelargir, Fords of Poros, South Ithilien, Sarn Gebir, Dol Amroth, Minas Tirith, River Poros, Minas Morgul     

  • Timeline: Third Age 1936 - 1944

Discussion Questions:

    1. Why would the healers of Gondor not have taught medicine to the Northmen?
    2. Why did Sauron hate Gondor more than the other people of Middle-earth?
    3. Why were there no Orcs involved in this war?