Day 4

The Hobbit Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Thorin, Son of Thrain, Son of Thror, King Under the Mountain

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing


    Read different opinions on the racial connotations of dwarven representation.

    Common Core Standards:



    Tolkien scholars have long suggested that the dwarves, in their quest to reclaim their homeland, are a representation of the Jewish people. Read the following article, which poses the idea that Tolkien's dwarves may be a "conscious inversion" of negative Jewish stereotypes.

    Then, have your students read the "Dwarves as Jews"...

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