Lord of the Rings Literature

Lord of the Rings Literature Study

$249.00

Follow Frodo and the Fellowship through this action-packed literary adventure!  This is a semester-long high school course in which students will read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as several related texts while learning to analyze literature.

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Follow Frodo and the Fellowship through this action-packed literary adventure!  This is a semester-long high school course in which students will read the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as several related texts while learning to analyze literature. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.

Lessons include:

  • Tolkien’s influences, such as Beowulf, Arthurian Romance, etc.
  • Characterization
  • The hero’s journey
  • Fantasy genre
  • Poetry and song
  • Overview of literary analysis terms and techniques

Learning activities include regular writing to communicate ideas via the discussion forum, videos and multimedia materials to support learning, use of web 2.0 tools to illustrate new concepts, and weekly participation in live webinars.

Required books:

Topics Covered

◦Tolkien's influences, such as Beowulf, Arthurian Romance, etc.

◦Characterization

◦The hero's journey

◦Fantasy genre

◦Poetry and song

◦Overview of literary analysis terms and techniques

Challenge Level

Late middle school/early high school. Students must be prepared to read the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy in 16 weeks.

Time Commitment

Most students report spending approximately 4 hours per week on homework outside of the webinar.

Instructor

Headmistress Guinevere

Reading List

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
Additional readings provided online

Usually Offered

Fall Semester

Prerequisites

Lightning Lit 8 or equivalent
Student should also be able to write a paragraph independently. High school level writing is not required and composition instruction will not be covered in this course.

Available Sessions

Spring 2018 Monday 2pm Pacific, Fall 2017 Monday 9am Pacific