Hobbit Topic #25

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list of dwarves in the hobbit along with other major and  minor characters

Photo: iClipart

The following is a list of the art assignments each student was given, in Mrs. Sparhawk’s class. For today’s journal, click on the link that applies to the character you drew for Hobbit Topic #24. So, for example, if you drew “Bombur asleep beside the Enchanted River”, then you will click on the link “Bombur” which is highlighted below.

The link will take you to a wikipedia page, which will include information about the character you drew. See the bottom of this journal page for further instructions.

Character Art Assignments for The Hobbit

2. Anjelica: Draw Gollum paddling his boat away from his underground island.

3. Matt: Draw the trolls, Tom and Bert, sitting around their fire.

4. Rick: Draw Smaug attacking Esgaroth.

5. Megahn: Draw Bilbo Baggins at the top of a tree, in the middle of Mirkwood.

6. Kahlan: Draw an intelligent spider wrapping dwarves in cocoons.

7. Christina: Draw Thorin Oakenshield standing before the secret entrance to the caves below Lonely Mountain.

8. Tori: Draw Gandolf fighting off the Wargs with magic, flaming pine cones.

9. Derek: Draw Fili and Kili emerging from empty wine barrels, along the shores near the Lake-town of Esgaroth.

10. Cooper: Draw Bard the Bowman protecting the Lake-town of Esgaroth.

11. Haley: Draw Elrond in the Valley of Rivendell.

12. Shariah: Draw the Lord of the Eagles speaking to Gandalf on the Great Shelf, with the Green River plains in the distance.

13. Kevin: Draw the Great Goblin convicting Thorin and Company, from his stronghold in the goblin tunnels.

14. J.C.: Draw the thrush a the entrance to the city of Dale.

15. Student #15 has moved.

16. Amy: Draw a pony at the entrance to Mirkwood Forest.

17. Morgan: Draw a wood-elf in the Elvenking’s underground court.

18. Kalem: Draw Bombur asleep beside the Enchanted River.

19. Addee: Draw the Master of the Lake-town, Esgaroth.

20. A.J.: Draw Dwalin and Balin at Bilbo’s tea party, in Bilbo’s hobbit-hole.

21. Autumn: Draw Bilbo wearing mithril, with the dragon horde behind him.

22. Misti: Draw a gobin soldier, guarding the exit from the goblin caves.

23. Gage: Draw Beorn in his home setting, with his animals around him.

Your assignment for Hobbit Topic #25 is to become an expert on the character you’ve been assigned. Know everything there is to know about him/her/it. In the front of your spiral journal, jot down the following to help you:

  1. at least five important facts about the character or creature you were assigned, based upon the link to that character/creature in wikipedia
  2. any details that might be helpful in determining whether or not the drawing you created for Hobbit Topic #24 was accurate
  3. information needed to correctly cite wikipedia in a report

For your journal entry today, do the following in the response you submit here:

  1. list the five facts you learned about your character
  2. if you made any blaring mistakes in your drawing, describe them
  3. cite wikipedia correctly, telling exactly where you got this information, and including the URL (which you can paste into your submission reply box, by opening another tab and going back to your wikipedia page)
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  1. 1: I learned that Smaug is centeries old when the “Hobbit” takes place.
    2:Smaug is fire-breathing.
    3:Smaug can walk on two, or four legs and can fly using his wings.
    4:Fire-breathing dragons are called “Uruloke”.
    5:Smaug is the last great dragon of Middle-Earth.
    6:Smaug is a descendant of Girion.

    I realized that the wings are separated from his front legs. I drew them like the wings were connected to the front legs.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smaug This page was last modified on 15 January 2011 at 18:18.

    “Smaug.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. This page was last modified on 15 January 2011 at 18:18.

  2. Bard the Bowman:
    1. He was from Esgaroth
    2.He waas the last king of old Dale
    3. He predicted floods and poisoned fish
    4.He slayed the dragon Smaug
    5. He claimed a 14th of the treasure
    Wrong:
    I didn’t make the houses built on pillars.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kings_of_Dale
    “List of Kings of Dale.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 December 2010. Web. 1 January 2010

  3. Bombur
    1. He was one of the twelve dwarfs in the parry.
    2. He is very fat.
    3. He is always the last one to do something.
    4. His hood is a light green color.
    5. He is very clumsy.

    ” List of Middle-earth Dwarves.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 13 January 2011. Wed. 14 January 2011.

  4. the thrush is located in wooded areas.
    they mostly feed on small fruits and small insects.
    they have speckled underparts which you could use to identify them.
    they are insectivorous.
    the thrush is small to a medium sized bird.
    they are usually grey or brown in color.
    my drawing was pretty accurate except that i didnt color it the right color.
    “Thrush (bird).” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 30 January 2011. Web. 14 Jan.2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrush_(bird)

  5. 5 facts about Elrond are:
    1. he is half-elven which means he a child of the union of elf and Man.
    2. he has a twin brother named Elros Tar-Minyatur.
    3. His name means vault of stars.
    4.He chose to be elf instead of human.
    5.He believves that man are weak.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2011at04:07
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elrond

  6. Five facts about Bilbo:

    *1. The Ring had prolonged Bilbo’s life beyond the normal hobbit span, and at 111 he still looked 50. While the Ring did not initially corrupt him as it had its previous owners, it was beginning to affect him.

    *2. In The Hobbit Bilbo describes himself to Smaug as “Ring-Winner”, “Luck-Wearer”, “Lucky Number”, “Stinging Fly”, and “Barrel-Rider”.[3] Smaug is pleased by the riddling. The trolls call him a “burrahobbit.”

    *3. He’s hired in spite of himself as a burglar by Gandalf and thirteen dwarves led by their king Thorin Oakenshield on a quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and its treasure from the dragon Smaug.

    *4. While Bilbo initially comes across as a timid, easily-flustered bumbler, he grows wiser and more confident as the story progresses. In many gruesome situations, he is the one who saves the day. He rescues the dwarves from giant spiders with the magic ring and a short Elven-sword he acquired. He uses the ring to sneak around in hostile environments, as well as his wits to smuggle the dwarves out of the elves’ prisons. He is able to hold his will in conversation with the wily Smaug. When tensions arise over ownership of the recovered treasure, he tries unsuccessfully to bring the opposing sides to compromise, using a stolen heirloom jewel as a leverage.

    *5. In his journey, Bilbo encounters other fantastic creatures, including trolls, elves, giant spiders, a man who can change shape into a bear, goblins, eagles, wolves and a mysterious, murderous creature named Gollum. Underground, near Gollum’s lair, Bilbo accidentally finds a magic ring of invisibility, which he uses to escape from Gollum.

  7. 1: I learned that Smaug is centeries old when the “Hobbit” takes place.
    2:Smaug is fire-breathing.
    3:Smaug 1: I learned that Smaug is centeries old when the “Hobbit” takes place.
    2:Smaug is fire-breathing.
    3:Smaug can walk on two, or four legs and can fly using his wings.
    4:Fire-breathing dragons are called “Uruloke”.
    5:Smaug is the last great dragon of Middle-Earth.
    6:Smaug is a descendant of Girion.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_(Middle-earth)

    I realized that the wings are separated from his front legs. I drew them like the wings were connected to the front legs.

  8. 1.Their real names are Silvan elves,live in Northern Mirkwood,not very wise,split up into tribes,tribes never did reunite.
    2.I drew my wood -elf wrong,then I erased him and drew him agian
    3.httphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvan_Elves

  9. 1. Spiders are air_breathing arythopods that have eight legs and fangs that inject venom.
    2. a spider is made up of two segments the tagmata(the head of throrax which os located between the body and the head joined by a small cyndrical segment connecting the head ro the rest of the body.
    3. their body has appendagesthat have been modified into spinneret( the spiders spinning organ) that shoots out silk, from up tosix types of silk glads within their abdomen
    4. spiders and scorpions are memebers of the same chelicerate group
    5 Most spiders have 4 eyes

    This page was last modified on 10 January 2011 at 08:31.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider

  10. My picture is not yet completed, so there are currently no mistakes. One problem that I thing I might face is that Tom & Bert might not be correctly colored. The sketch of a troll that I will be using might not look like, what you think those trolls look like.
    Five things I learned about troll from the Wikipedia article “Trolls” are:
    1. In Norse mythology, a troll is a generally negative synonym for jötunn.
    2. Later, in Scandinavian folklore, trolls became beings in their own right.
    3. In Old Norse sources, trolls are said to dwell in isolated mountains, rocks, and caves, sometimes live together (usually as father-and-daughter or mother-and-son), and are rarely described as helpful or friendly.
    4. Later, in Scandinavian folklore, trolls become defined as a particular type of being, generally held to be larger than humans and notably ugly.
    5. They are sometimes described as man-eaters and as turning to stone upon contact with sunlight.

    My citing information:
    This page was last modified on 11 January 2011 at 18:09.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll

  11. 1. Bilbo Baggins is a confortable 50 year old hobbit that is hired as a burgular by Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on a quest to reclaom the Lonley Mountain and its treasure from the dragon Smaug.
    2.Bilbo who is a life long bachelor adopted Frodo the orphaned son of his first cousin Primula Brandybuck and his second cousin Drogo Baggins and made Frodo his heir.
    3. All this time Bilbo has kept the rin with no idea of its significance. He used the ring ti hide from his annoying cousins the Sackville-Bagginses, when they came to visit. But Gandalf’s investigation reveales it to be a Ring of Power, the very Master-Ring forged by the Dark Lord Sauron to corrupt and dominate the other bearers of the Ring.
    4. Thr Ring had prolonged Bilbo’s life beyond a normal hobbit’s life span (111 years old) and he still looked 50.
    5. Bilbo was born to Bungo Baggins and Belladonna Took on September 22, T.A. 2890 or S.R. 1290. They were the oldest, weathiest, and most respectable hobbit families in Hobbiton intil the year 2941 (S.R. 1341) when Bilbo disappered on his adventure and was thought dead.
    Cited Information:
    This page was modified on 23 December 2010 at 02:35
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilbo_Baggins

  12. My picture is not yet drawn so therfore i don’t thnk i have made any mistakes yet. giggle. giggle. i did have a picture i had drawn on Monday but would not like to talk about it because it was a disgrace to my artistic name. I leardned many things about my character Gollum today. One of the most interesting ones that caught my eye, was that he had only six teeth, very sharp teeth. Gollum also has pockets on his dark clothig that lie on his pale skin. These pockets hold an eccetera of things. I also learned that Gollum is a character also known as Smeagel, from the lord of the rings. Gollum is a very mean and murderous creature that has no liking qualities to any creature in the Hobbit. Gollum is very old, far older than any of his kind (clan). Inside gollum has to have a wonderful explaination to why he has such a horrid attitude, and a ruff appetite at that. He LOVES to eat dead fish, and not cleaning up his mess afterwards.

    Citation:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gollum

    • Anjelica: Your citation is not done correctly. Please see this link for information on how to correctly cite wikipedia. (There’s also a handout in class.) I can’t give you full credit for this journal until you do it correctly. You may submit your re-do information as a reply to your own journal entry. You don’t have to re-type the whole thing; just the wikipedia citation. Thank you.

    • Oh and that page was last updated on January th 2011 ( i did the whole site thing wrong and i think this will fix it?)
      (Oh and i forgot to number the facts, sooorrrryy.)

  13. 1. He was from Esgaroth
    2.He waas the last king of old Dale
    3. He predicted floods and poisoned fish
    4.He slayed the dragon Smaug
    5. He claimed a 14th of the treasure

    I didn’t make the houses built on pillars.

    URL- “List of Kings of Dale.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia FOundation, Inc. 22 December 2010. Web. 1 January 2010

    • CooperStudent10: I can’t give you credit for this because a.) you didn’t tell us WHO you were assigned and b.) you didn’t include the link to the wikipedia page where you got this information. Please pay careful attention to how you cite wikipedia. There’s a note attached to Anjelica’s entry showing you where to go, in wikipedia, for a lesson in how to cite it. But I also have a page with an example, in our classroom. Please re-do this correctly, Cooper. Thanks.

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