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Download, Print, and Use These Maps with Students.

Map Resources for Your Classroom Iditarod Trail Map This  Iditarod Trail map, both the northern and southern route map, can be downloaded and printed out.  Maps for northern and southern routes Maps for the northern and southern trails along with trail descriptions can be found at this link. Map of Alaska or Other States. Choose …


The View From Behind

Paws Along the Trail, Riding With the Team What an exciting day!  The streets of Anchorage, Alaska, were filled with graded snow, dog trucks, sleds, and hundreds of volunteers and onlookers.  Those of us who had the privilege to be IditaRiders followed our maps to check in with our mushers.  We were to ask them …


North or South?

Hi Boys and Girls, Did you know that there are two routes used for the Iditarod trail- the Northern Route and the Southern Route.  The Northern Route is run during even numbered years and the Southern Route during odd numbered years.  In the early years of the race, only what is now called the Northern …


Geographically Iditarod!

  Howdy Teachers! The summer was sure a busy one here at the kennels…new things were built, repairs made, and best of all, new puppies!  It is exciting to watch the little ones as they acclimate to their new surroundings, sounds, and people who will be their lifeline as they mature. It made me think …


A Beautiful Day in Nome

Counting the Iditarod 2017 ONE Musher Wins the Iditarod Mitch Seavey was the first musher to Nome this year.  Mitch finished the race in 8 days, 3 hours, 40 minutes, and 13 seconds.  He is the oldest musher to win the Iditarod at the age of 57.  Mitch also won the Iditarod in 2004 and …


Eye on the Trail: Distance Double

What does the first weekend in February have in common with the first weekend in March? Fans of long distance mushing don’t have to think twice to answer. It’s the start of the longest sled dog races on the North American Continent, the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. On February 4th, twenty-eight days prior to …


Importance of Nutrition: Fuel for the Fire – Iditarod Nutrition Plan by Sid Lucas

Essential Question:  What role does nutrition play in an athletes performance? (Energy/Nutrition/Metabolism/Cellular Respiration)  By Sid Lucas Students use problem-based learning strategies to calculate dog food quantities necessary to supply the calories required for each food drop along the Iditarod Trail according to a race plan and run/rest schedule determined by an Iditarod musher. This lesson …


IditaRiders! Get Ready for Your Ride!

Hello IditaRiders! You will soon be headed down the trail for an 11 mile ride at the Start of the 2017 Iditarod!  Get Ready for your ride! Congratulations to the bidders and welcome to the 2017 IditaRider Adventure!   IditaRider Coordinator, Kerry Quade, will be coordinating your ride and week’s events.  Please watch for email and …


Eye on the Trail: Educator’s Conference in Chicago

Educators from around the Lower 48 gathered in the windy city of Chicago for an Iditarod Education Conference. States near and far were represented – Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey and Massachusetts. The common goal for all educators in attendance was enhancing knowledge and resources for using the Iditarod to provide students with real …


About Iditarod EDU

About the Education Department and Contact Information View the Iditarod Education Department Video Mission Statement of the Iditarod Education Department: Promote the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® by providing educational opportunities for classrooms around the world. We strive to help teachers be better teachers and students to achieve academic success using  Iditarod based curriculum. Steps …