If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Develop a thorough understanding of the elements of Rudolfo Anaya's life and experiences that have shaped his worldview and writings;
Understand and analyze the historical and cultural framing for Bless Me, Ultima;
Read Bless Me, Ultima with an eye to the linguistic and thematic details that Anaya uses to communicate details about different characters and their development over the course of this coming-of-age story;
Recognize, analyze, and discuss, both individually and as a class, the notable ideas and important themes in Bless Me, Ultima...