Bless Me, Ultima: Biography

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"Understanding comes with life. . . " To begin a unit study of Bless Me, Ultima, class members read a short biography, watch a film interview of Rudolfo Anaya, and then craft a biographical portrait of Anaya.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Although translations are available for the Spanish passages, ask Spanish speakers to provide the translations
  • The 10 lessons in the unit are designed to be used in order; however, most sessions would benefit from supplemental activities


Classroom Considerations

  • Preview both the short (9:17 minutes) and the long (26:38) film to determine which version meets the needs of your students

  • In the 26-minute film, Anaya shares his background, draws parallels between his experiences and Antonio's life, and discusses his writing process

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