Everything you need to understand or teach Black Dog of Fate by Peter Balakian.
Black Dog of Fate is the story of Peter Balakian on his journey through life to discover his roots and the fate of his people, the Armenians. Through secret stories, documents, poetry, and lost artifacts, Peter is able to piece together his family history through the Armenian genocide and discovers that the past has much influence over the present and future.
Peter Balakian is a young man growing up in suburban New Jersey with his parents, grandmother, and aunts when he first hears phrases and fables from his family's origins. Peter realizes early that his family is different from others in that they carry with them Armenian customs, although they also fully embrace much of life in suburbia. His grandmother, Nafina, has a vast influence on him as a child, but she speaks little of her own past. Large family gatherings are common, with Armenian foods and styles...
Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir Lesson Plans contain 129 pages of teaching material, including: