***Updated in 2016 to correct a mistake regarding the Mines of Moria (slide 12)
This download includes both the 33-slide, 25-step PowerPoint AND the blank Middle Earth map in PDF and MS WORD formats.
The PowerPoint adds one map item at a time as students put it on their map. Each item has a description and an image to help understand the context.
For example, when students place "RIVENDELL" on their maps, there is a picture of Rivendell from the Lord of the Rings films and text that reads, "Step 11: Rivendell was an elvish stronghold and was the home of Lord Elrond. Many hobbits, dwarves, men, wizards and elves visited this location in Tolkien’s books."
By the end of the activity, student maps will include:
The Shire, Hobbiton, Bree, Weathertop, Rivendell, Moria, Misty Mountains, Lorien, Dol Goldur, Mirkwood, Fangorn Forrest, Wood Elves, Dale, Erebor (Lonely Mountain), Iron Hills, Rhun, Rohan, Helm's Deep, Gondor, Dead Marshes, Minas Tirith, Minas Morgul, Mordor, and several other mountain ranges.