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Welcome!

Now that you have learned about the "Hero's Journey" in class, you are ready to begin a journey/quest of your own...a webquest!


Objectives:
-You will
collect information from The Hobbit, online resources, and class materials to answer questions, complete assignments, and reach your quest's final destination...hollywood!
-Just like Bilbo and his friends, you will
work together to solve puzzles, complete tasks, and overcome obstacles that may come your way.
-Your group will
use skills taught in class to do the following:
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read literature/references provided
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respond to what you've read in writing
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listen to and evaluate each other's opinions
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use your speaking/ communication skills to share your group's 
        ideas/work with the rest of the class
-You will learn to use the talents and strengths of each group member. For each task you will
identify the  multiple intelligence(s) used to complete the task. You will use the information below to help you identify
the different types of intelligences.












































Preparing for the Journey: Materials Needed
Even heros need to be prepared for the challenges they face. To prepare for the tasks faced
in this assignment, you will need to bring the following supplies to class with you every

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

-The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
-Your RRJ (reading response journal)
-Your writer's handbook
-Paper
-Literature circle folder (will be hanging in classroom with supplies needed for each class)
-The Hobbit vocabulary handouts
-One computer per group (provided in classroom)
-Flash drive or disk to save work

The Journey: A Hobbit's Quest
The time has come to begin your journey. Simply click on your group's logo to cross the threshold into the magical world of The Hobbit. Good luck!




















































   































The Quest's Goal: The Hobbit's Guide to Scorekeeping:
The goal of your quest is to complete all tasks assigned and earn the most points possible.

Each group must complete the following tasks to earn a trip to, "Hollywood," our final destination.


1. Chapter Review Questions
    Chapters 1-2..................................................20 points
    Chapters 3-5..................................................20 points
    Chapters 6-8..................................................20 points
    Chapters 9-12................................................25 points
    Chapters 13-15..............................................20 points
    Chapters 16-17..............................................20 points
    Chapters 18-19..............................................25 points
                   Total Chapter Review Points: 150
  

2. Webquest Tasks
    Task One: Tolkien Trivia (35 points)
    Task Two: The Humble Beginning  (25 points )
    Task Three:  Characterization (30 points)
    Task Four: Top ten tab book (40 points)
    Task Five:The Obstacles - Riddle Me This... (20 points)
    Task Six: Help is on the way ...(25 points)
    Task Seven: Dear Editor... (30 points)
    Task Eight: Sing Me a Song (30 points)
    Task Nine: The Journey's End... A Map for Future Travelers (50 points)
    Task Ten: Hobbit Goes to Hollywood (50 points)


3. A Hero's Journey Film/Literature Compare Contrast Essay (100 points)

4. Your Personal Hero's Journey Essay (100 points)


Sources and Credits...
Art sources used for this project were created by John Howe, Roger Garland, Tim Kirk, Alan Lee, Angus McBride, Ted Nasmith and New Line Films. Most of the art work I used was found at www.gandolf.com/graphics/tolkien/index.shtml

Sources of Inspiration for Curriculum Choices:
-The Hero's Journey Portion of this unit was influenced and driven by Joseph Campbell's book
The Hero with a Thousand Faces.
-The Hero's Journey Film/Lit. Assignments were adapted from the wonderful lessons created by S. Woodward of Webster High School in New York AND the Hero's Journey Project created by the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction (MCLI)
-The Hobbit goes to Hollywood project was inspired by a creative tip on a Houghton Mifflin web guide.
-Some of the interactive tools used during our webquest were found and created by the ReadWriteThink organization... a wonderful tool for teachers AND students.
-The "code writing" used for several assignment in this unit refers to a writing program designed by Jane Schaeffer.
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