Hobbit Topic #26


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 setting 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 “the Enchanted River” which is highlighted for you.

The link will take you to a wikipedia page, which will include information about the setting you drew. Initially, it’s the same assignment you did yesterday, but this time you’re focusing on setting instead of characters. See the bottom of this journal page for further instructions.

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

3. Matt: Draw the trolls, Tom and Bert, sitting around their fire, after Thorin and Company have left Hobbiton.

4. Rick: Draw Smaug attacking Esgaroth.

5. Megahn: Draw Bilbo Baggins at the top of an enormous oak 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 in the Misty Mountains.

9. Derek: Draw Fili and Kili emerging from empty wine barrels, along the shores near the Lake-town of Esgaroth, after their long voyage down the Forest River.

10. Cooper: Draw Bard the Bowman protecting the Lake-town at the Long Lake.

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 of Middle Earth in the distance.

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

14. J.C.: Draw the thrush who visited Thorin and Company outside Lonely Mountain, near 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, standing within the abandoned Kingdom Under the Mountain.

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

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

Your assignment for Hobbit Topic #26 is to become an expert on the setting you’ve been assigned. Know everything there is to know about that setting. In the front of your spiral journal, jot down the following to help you:

  1. at least five important facts about the setting you were assigned, based upon the link to that setting 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 setting
  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)

About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. I've also designed commercial doll clothes patterns, and I make stop-motion videos with dolls. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

19 responses »

  1. My facts are:
    a.) Mirkwood used to be called Greenwood the Great.
    b.) Forests, such as Mirkwood and others play important role throughout other books written by Tolkien as well.
    c.) Mirkwood lies East of the Misty Mountains.
    d.) Mirkwood was located in Rhovanion(east of Anduin in Middle-Earth).
    e.) Has hot summers, however they are short. Has very cold, long winters.

    2.) I don’t believe I made any mistakes in my drawing, but my pony looks like crap! Bahaha!!

    “Mirkwood.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 10 Jan. 2011. Web. 18 Jan. 2011.

  2. 1.The town is constructed entirely of wood and stands upon wooden pillars sunk into the bed of the Long Lake.
    2.It sits on Long Lake.
    3.It is south of Lonely Mountain.
    4.Full of trading people.
    5.It is a city state.

    Wikipedia:The Free Encyclopedia.Wikimedia Foundation,Inc.
    31 December 2010
    18 January 2011

  3. Beorn
    1.He is a fictional character.
    2.He appears in the hobbit.
    3.He is a shape-shifter.
    4.He can change into a great black bear.
    5.Lived in a wooden house Misty Mountains and Mirkwood.
    I think I did a wonderful job on my drawing.

    “Beorn”17 January 2011 at 22:20. 18 January at 9:11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beorn

  4. My 5 facts about silt houses are:
    1. They were common in the Alpine and Terramare region.
    2.Silt houses are raised or piles of the soil or body of water.
    3.Silt hpuses are still popular in some places in Brazil, Africa, Asia, and other places.
    4.Amerigo Vespucci converted to the silt house because of hurricane damages destoyed many houses in Venezuela.
    5.Silt houses were mainly built to protect the homes from floods, but was also used to keep out vermins(rodents, like mice, rats, ect…).

    “Silt houses.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.”Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. This page was last modified on 8 November 2010 at 16:30.

    • You need to correctly capitalize “Stilt Houses.” Also, when we make a “Works Cited” page, you shouldn’t use “This page was last modified on” in the Works Cited. Instead, just TELL when it was last modified. Then you write, Web. Then give the date you found the info. So Rick, you’re still citing Wikipedia incorrectly.

  5. Long Lake
    1.Laketown was built completely on the lake
    2.Long Lake is at the confluence of the forest river
    3.The lake firms a natural moat
    4.The lake gets its name from being larger North
    5.The lake empties out over waterfalls
    Mistake: Lake town was built on beams and i didn’t draw any
    Work Site
    “Minor places in Middle-earth.”Wikipedia The Free Encyclopedia.Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
    Last Updted on 5 January 2011 at 14:57
    Today’s Date 17 January 2011

  6. Me five facts are:
    *1. An oak is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus, of which about 600 species exist on earth.
    *2. Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm³, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very attractive grain markings, particularly when quartersawn.
    *3. Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum) is a water mould that can kill oaks within just a few weeks. Oak Wilt, caused by the fungus Ceratocystis fagacearum is also a lethal disease of some oaks, particularly the red oaks.
    *4. The leaves and acorns of the oak tree are poisonous to cattle, horses, sheep, and goats in large amounts due to the toxin tannic acid, and cause kidney damage and gastroenteritis.
    *5. In Norse mythology, the oak was sacred to the thunder god, Thor. Some scholars speculate that this is because the oak, as the largest tree in northern Europe, was the one most often struck by lightning.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2011 at 20:43.

    I think my picture was pretty accurate, besides me not putting any pine cones or acorns on me trees.

  7. The Enchanted River.
    1.It is a dark river running through Mirkwood.
    2. There is a sleeping spell over it.
    3. Its origin is in the Mountains of Mirkwood.
    4. It is an obstacle for Thorin Oakenshield on the Quest.
    5. It meets the Forest River near Thranduil’s Caverns.

    “List of Middle-earth rivers.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 10 Jan. 2011. Web. 14 Jan. 2011.

  8. The city is between long lake and lonely mountain.
    Dale was taken over once again after it was taken over once before.
    Dale was destroyed by the smaug.
    Dale was never rebuilt how it was the first time it still was a little destroyed.
    Dale is inhabited by men.
    when i first drew it i didnt include the ruins.

    “Dale.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.”Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 30 January 2011. Web. 14 Jan.2011.

  9. 5 facts about rivendell are:
    1.Rivendell is located on a narrow gorge of the river Bruinen.
    2. IT is well hidden in the moordland and foothills of the Misty Mountains.
    3.Rivendell was founded in the Second Age in 1697.
    4.The climate is cool-tempature and semi-continental with moderate summers, fairly snowy,but not frigid,winters and moderate precipitation.
    5.It is located at 52 degrees north latitude.
    What is wrong with my picture is i didn’t put a little gorge.

    This page was last modified on 6 January 2011 at 06:44

  10. My, picture I think is pretty, accurate. It might have some minor problems, but for the most part, I think you can tell what it is saying by looking at it.

    Here are five facts that I learned about Hobbiton:
    1. On the north bank of the Water in Hobbiton was “The Mill”, with a large water-wheel and a yard behind it.
    2. Sandyman the Miller owned the Mill and operated it with the help of his son Ted Sandyman.
    3. Lotho Sackville-Baggins had the Old Mill knocked down and the New Mill built in its place.
    4. The New Mill was an ugly red-brick building with a tall chimney.
    5. It was bigger than the Old Mill and full of wheels and strange contraptions to increase production.

    My Works Cited Information:
    This page was last modified on 1 January 2011 at 22:35.

  11. 1. Erebor became the home of the Folk of Durin, the Longbeards, after they were driven from their ancestral home of Khazad-dûm. In the latter days of the Third Age, this Kingdom Under the Mountain held one of the largest dwarven treasure hoards in Middle-earth.
    2. On Tolkien’s map shown in The Hobbit depicts the mountain as having six ridges stretching out from a central peak that was snowcapped well into Spring. The whole mountain was perhaps ten miles in diameter, with Dale, a town of Men, built between the two southern spurs.
    3. Erebor was founded by Thráin I the Old, who discovered the Arkenstone there. His son, Thorin I, left the mountain with much of the Folk of Durin to live in the Ered Mithrin (Grey Mountains) for the great riches to be found in that range.
    4. The Lonely Mountain also called the Kingdom under the Mountain is a mountain in the northeast of Rhovanion. It is also the source of the Celduin river.
    5.J. R. R. Tolkien uses the king in the mountain in various places in his legendarium: the form of the Dead Men of Dunharrow, the armies and king of Númenor who are trapped by the Valar when Númenor is destroyed, and in the Second Prophecy of Mandos which states that the dead heroes Túrin and Beren would return to help to defeat Morgoth at the end of times. Although in the Hobbit the term ‘King under the mountain’ itself is refered to the Dwarven king who resides at the Lonely Mountain of Erebor. The King Under the Mountain was also by right King of Durin’s Folk.

    This page was last modified on 12 January 2011 at 16:56.
    This page was last modified on 24 December 2010 at 20:18.

  12. 1. A spider web, spiderweb, spider’s web or cobweb (from the obsolete word coppe, meaning “spider”)
    2. It is a device built by a spider out of proteinaceous spider silk extruded from its spinnerets.
    3. Spider webs have existed for at least 140 million years, as witnessed in a rare find of Early Cretaceous amber from Sussex, southern England.
    4. Insects can get trapped in spider webs, providing nutrition to the spider; however, not all spiders build webs to catch prey, and some do not build webs at all.
    5. The main difference between spider webs and cobwebs is that spider webs are still in use, while cobwebs are webs that have been abandoned.

    This page was last modified on 22 December 2010 at 01:46.

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