Get in “The Hobbit” of working BrainPOP’s brand-new J.R.R. Tolkien topic into your curriculum! Making its debut this week, our Tolkien movie profiles the celebrated author, his definitive works, and his influences. It follows him from his English childhood and service in World War I to his stint as a professor of Old English and ultimately, the writing of “The Hobbit” and the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. The movie is the perfect way to teach students about the fantasy literature genre and all its characteristics – imaginary worlds like Middle-earth and made-up languages like Quenya; swords; sorcery; dragons; and an array of other mythical creatures. Beyond the movie itself, the class can read more about the works that influenced Tolkien (from Beowulf to the Poetic Edda); his fascination with language; the movies based on his books; related trivia; and more!