From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again

The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again


by J.R.R. Tolkien

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again Teacher Pass

The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

Peter Jackson's Facebook Page

The real charm of this page is in the video blog installments for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first part of the filmed version of the book due out December 14, 2012. Each video blog entry runs about 13 minutes and features Jackson walking us through the behind-the-scenes progress of the film. You will have to scroll through the page to pick out these episodes (picking through the entries for Tintin as you go)—or you can look them up on YouTube for a more immediate find.