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Tolkien's Middle-earth:

Lesson Plans for Secondary School Educators

Tolkien's Middle-earth:
Lesson Plans for Secondary School Educators


A comprehensive listing of books and sources referenced in the nine curriculum units.

Works by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Annotated Hobbit, annotated by Douglas A. Anderson.

The History of The Lord of the Rings, ed. Christopher Tolkien.

The History of Middle-earth, Vol.2 The Book of Lost Tales, ed. Christopher Tolkien.

The History of Middle-earth, Vol.3 The Lays of Beleriand, ed. Christopher Tolkien.

The Hobbit, 1938.

The Hobbit, 2002.

The Lord of the Rings.

The Fellowship of the Ring.

The Two Towers.

The Return of the King.

The Monsters and the Critics and Other Essays, ed. Christopher Tolkien. HarperCollins UK, 1997.

The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle (poems), music by Donald Swann. Houghton Mifflin, 1978.

The Silmarillion, second edition, ed. Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

The Tolkien Reader. Del Rey Books, 1989.

Books about Tolkien

Bassham, Gregory, and Eric Bronson, eds. The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy. Open Court, 2003.

Carpenter, Humphrey. The Inklings: C. S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Their Friends. Houghton Mifflin, 1979.

Carpenter, Humphrey. J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography.

Carpenter, Humphrey, ed. The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Flieger, Verlyn. Splintered Light: Logos and Language in Tolkienís World. Kent State University Press, 2002.

Garth, John. Tolkien and the Great War.

Hammond, Wayne G., and Christina Scull. J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator.

Noel, Ruth S. The Languages of Tolkienís Middle-earth.

Shippey, Tom. The Road to Middle-earth, revised and expanded edition.

Shippey, Tom. J.R.R. Tolkien: Author of the Century.

Zimbardo, Rose A., and Neil D. Isaacs, eds. Understanding The Lord of the Rings.

Other Resources

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, fourth edition.

Chickering, Howell D., Jr., interlinear translator. Beowulf: A Dual-Language Edition. Anchor Books, 1977.

Gummere, Francis B., translator. Beowulf. 1910.

Jackson, Guida M. Traditional Epics: A Literary Companion. Oxford University Press, 1994.

Johnson, John William, Thomas A. Hale, and Stephen Belcher, eds. Oral Epics from Africa. Indiana University Press, 1997.

Le Guin, Ursula K. The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction. HarperCollins, 1992.

Tolstoy, Leo. War and Peace. New American Library, 1968.

Watkins, Calvert. The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots, second edition. Houghton Mifflin, 2000.

Zipes, Jack, ed. The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm. Bantam, 2003.