Lesson 1 (from Ainulindale: The Music of the Ainur and Valaquenta)
Ainulindale: The Music of the Ainur and Valaquenta-
The book begins with the story of creation, which began with the being Iluvatar. Here, the author sets the tone for the rest of the book and helps form the plot of the overall book in the adventure of creating Iluvatar's vision of Ea. This lesson will discuss the theme of creation in the book.
1. Group Activity: Have the class split into groups of four and create a list of descriptions of Iluvatar's creation of Ea. After your group completes the list, have one member share your findings with the rest of class.
2. Class Debate: Have the class split into two groups and have each side argue whether the author meant for the creation of Ea to parallel the Christian creation theory of God or if it was meant to be its own mythological creation. Give each...
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