Bless Me, Ultima
Performance Outcomes and Deliverables
Students analyze poetry, examine fantasy and realism in painting, study rites of passage, and respond to analysis questions. They also create a talk show/interview format, chart dream analysis, make decisions, analyze character and conflict, and complete a map activity.
Supplementary materials include essay topics and a reading quiz with answer key.
- Critical thinking
In New Mexico in the late 1940s, a Chicano boy struggles to find his identity with the help of his trusted mentor and wise, elderly, family friend. The author has created the myth of the golden carp in this book, which also includes magic, witches, hexes, and even miracles. Bless Me, Ultima features magical realism, and themes include good versus evil, coming of age, nature, faith, the supernatural, the environment, and the search for identity.