Discover the points of view of Fouke Monster believers and mainstream scientists by investigating anecdotal records, info-graphics and some of the science ideas behind the cousin of legendary Bigfoot. Is it proof or a hoax?
The Iroquois Indians call him, “Ot ne yar heh” or stonish giant. The Navajo Indians called him, “Yé'iitsoh”. In the Americas, there are over 80 native tribes that have a name for a giant sized beast. Since 1865, reports have been made of these big, hairy man-like creatures by townsfolk.
This lesson includes info-graphic passages about the Fouke Monster, 30 task cards, key, directions for teachers, lesson plans, and links to video.
The Fouke Monster can be used as a class game, in cooperative groups or as an ELA/science center.
Common Core State Standards
RI. 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
RI.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
SL.6.1.c Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.