J.R.R. Tolkien

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Welcome to this learning project about J.R.R. Tolkien!

Learning, teaching, and research related to J. R. R. Tolkien has potential education value in the spheres of literature and history of literature.

By studing JRR Tolkien you can learn how to become a better writer. You can learn about linguistics (he invented languages for his fictional works), and more.

Required Texts[edit | edit source]

Specific editions are not required, but you should reference your edition when making citations. We'll read by chapter instead of page number.

  • The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien.

Lessons[edit | edit source]

  • Unit 1: The Silmarillion
    • Lesson 1: Tolkien, War, and Multi-cultural Community
      • Reading: Please read the following chapters first (about 50 pages).
        • Ainulindale
        • Valequenta
        • I. Of the Begining Days
        • II. Of Aule and Yavanna
        • III. Of the Coming of the Elves and the Captivity of Melkor
        • IV. Of Thingol and Melian
        • V. Of Eldamar and the Princes of the Eldalie
        • VI. Of Feanor and the Unchaining of Melkor
      • Discussion
    • Lesson 2: Cosmography and Morality
      • Reading: Please read the following chapters first (about 40 pages).
        • VII. Of the Silmarils and the Unrest of Melkor
        • VIII. Of the Darkening of Valinor
        • IX. Of the Flight of the Noldor
        • X. Of the Sindar
        • XI. Of the Sun and Moon and the Hiding of Valinor
        • XII. Of Men

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