Saturday, November 12, 2016

Digital Collection: Bear Lake Monster

Bear Lake Monster Collection
Mountain West Digital Library
Contents: This collection includes materials related to the origins of the Bear Lake Monster legend in Bear Lake Valley (Utah and Idaho).
Classroom Connections: Students love to learn about folklore and legends. Use this digital collection to dive into the primary sources associated with the Bear Lake Monster. Ask students to browse the documents searching for evidence of the monster. Then, write about whether they think the legend is true. Pair this activity with an exploration of other monsters such as Loch Ness, Bigfoot, and others. Create a display of monster legend books.
Featured Digital Objects: 
Painting of Bear Lake Monster -
Interview -
News Story -
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