All About the Iditarod: Free Resources and Free Activities
I can't believe that it has been almost 8 years since I left Alaska. It was the most wonderful experience and I was lucky to have been able to spend 10 years there. I still miss it but was able to go back to visit two summers ago. During my 10 years I was so fortunate to actually have experienced the start of the Iditarod several times. The "ceremonial" start is in Anchorage on the 1st Saturday in March each year and we would bundle up to see the mushers begin the race. Sometimes they had to…
Dog Sled | Worksheet | Education.com
This team of sled dogs are pulling through a winter scene ready for your child to bring his crayons to the coloring page.
DOG POWER! SLEDDOGS WHO SAVED A COMMUNITY
source Sunday, March 4th, dozens of dog sled teams took to the trail for the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, setting out on a near thousand-mile journey through Alaska's wilderness. The 66 mushers and their dog teams will spend about the next eight days trying to be the first to reach the old gold rush town of Nome. Iditarod Trail Map, artwork by Jennifer Thermes [source] The Iditarod is run each year to commemorate the emergency delivery in 1925 of diphtheria antitoxin to Nome…
Time for the Iditarod: Great Books, Free Resources and Activities
I was so lucky to have lived in Anchorage, Alaska and was able to see the "ceremonial" start of the Iditarod each year (unless it was below 0 ) . One year we were able to see the mushers on the trail. I'm so in awe of these mushers who endure this grueling 1,110 plus mile race from Anchorage to Nome each year. You can't imagine what kinds of conditions they face over the 10-30 day ordeal. Even if you can't be there, there are so many ways for you and your students to follow the race from…
Alaskan Sled Dog Racing Activities and Printables 2020
Updated for 2015! Teach your students about Alaska and the last great race, The Iditarod!
The Powerful Pull of Sled Dogs! | Scholastic
Read on to find out about an Adopt-a-Dog Journal, an idea sent in by an Alaska teacher, and learn about the Idita-harness, a kinesthetic experience you'll want to share w
2015 Iditarod Ceremonial Start begins the first Saturday of every March. This years race will start March 7. The actual race begins in Wasilla, AK March 8th. The starts are streamed live, go to the Iditarod Official web-site to get all the info. It's lots of fun to watch the mushers and dogs drag racing off the start line!