Day 1

The Hobbit Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Map Reading in Middle-earth

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Familiarize students with the geography of Middle-earth

    Common Core Standards:



    Ask students to turn to the map that should be at the beginning of their copy of The Hobbit. Be sure to have print-outs of the map on hand, in case any students have an edition without the map included. You may also want to display it on a SmartBoard, if one is available to you.

    Lead students through exploring the map, which can be confusing. Ask students to imagine where Bilbo's journey will lead him - will he see all the locations on the map? Why doesn't it show any of...

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