Everything you need to understand or teach This House of Sky by Ivan Doig.
The author lives in the American Northwest, the city of Seattle in the state of Washington. Seattle is a port city. The Puget Sound has bays large enough to receive ocean faring vessels and yet at the same time, the area is protected from any direct effects of the ocean. This has the greatest benefit during stormy weather.
The book is a memoir. The writer gives a crucial definition early on. He defines a relic as something for which the cultural surroundings and supports no longer exist. He writes of discovering this about relics, which directed his intention in his memoirs. He expresses throughout the work that he is now is a relic, though his life was not always that way.
Ivan has an unusual family which was marked by the early death of his mother. He was only six years old when his father became a widower...
This House of Sky: Landscapes of a Western Mind Lesson Plans contain 143 pages of teaching material, including: