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For the exciting Alaska sled dog race! Elementary classes use these for math, and social studies (geography, history). Also, kids love the doggies. Sites are listed below:

 

sled dogsIditarod.com Official site for Iditarod.  Featuring Zuma, the Official Canine Reporter!  Good information about the race.  Lots of videos on this site, as well.

 

Iditarod Activities and Lesson Plans from The Teachers Corner. "The Iditarod seasonal pages will provide you with resources for this annual race that offers great learning opportunities for your students. Ideas within this section include: journal activities, lesson plans and internet resources." Good list of links here.

 

 

Iditarod for Teachers " Welcome to our Collaboration Zone! The Iditarod provides teachers and students with unique educational opportunities. Discover Lessons for your classroom! Visit the Stay on Track, Mentor on the Trail by clicking here! "

 

Scholastic's Iditarod One of the first and best ed sites.

 

The eIditarod Project This site is set up as a class project! It lets classes worldwide enroll and follow "their" mushers and dogs! Endorsed by various education agencies. This is a good one. (note: if the url doesn't come up, you'll have to go into the address bar and replace "eiditarod" with "eIditarod" - capital I)

 

More Lesson Resources for Teaching About the Iditarod from Education World. There are many resources links here!

 

Sled Dog Central has links to musher blogs and more!

 

Target® Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ Oodles of lesson plans and things to do while you follow the Teacher during the race! Check out the subjects on the right side of the page.

 

Zuma’s Paw Prints Hello Boys and Girls, Have we got some great ‘reads’ for you this year! Join us at our Zuma’s Paw Prints section of the website. My K-9 fur friends, Gypsy, Libby, and Sanka W. Dog have been very busy writing articles for you to read.

 

Yukon Quest!"At the top of the world in the Yukon and Alaska wilderness of northwestern North America, an epic winter sports event takes place every February: the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race. Covering 1,000 miles (1,600 km) between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska during the depths of winter... This incredible winter event takes place every February when weather conditions can be the coldest and most unpredictable. The Yukon Quest race starts on schedule regardless of weather and lasts from 10 to 16 days until the final dog team arrives at the finish line. The Yukon Quest has been run every year since 1984 over rough, sometimes hazardous terrain. The Yukon Quest Trail follows historical Gold Rush and mail delivery dog sled routes from the turn of the 20th Century." YQ is a month earlier, in a harsher climate, a little longer, and on a rougher trail than the Iditarod! A 300 mile version of the race (the YQ300) is actually used to qualify for the Iditarod! Learn more about Whitehorse and Fairbanks by clicking the links.

 

We're training hard! We can do this for hours! Days!
They like it! They love it! They want more of it! (The ATV had the engine removed, don't worry.)

Iditarod dogs practicing near Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks,Alaska, June 2012...and this really IS the end!

 

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