Day 1

Bless Me, Ultima Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Herb Encyclopedia

    Kind of Activity:

    Group Work


    Students will make connections between Ultima’s character and important plot points

    Common Core Standards:



    Ultima arouses suspicion, wonder, and awe from people because she is a curandera. She is very knowledgeable of herbal remedies. Some people confuse this with witchcraft. In this activity, students will gain some expertise in herbs and make connections to Ultima’s wisdom. Students will use information from the novel and the Web to create a short encyclopedia-like booklet that would help people know what different herbs are useful for....

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