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Maps

When looking for maps of Alaska or of the Iditarod Trail, we have resources for you to use with your students! Iditarod Trail Map:  From Iditarod’s website This  Iditarod Trail map, both the northern and southern route map, can be downloaded and printed out.  Map of Alaska: (Or a map of your own state) Choose …


Iditarod Insider in the Classroom Teaching Suggestions by Jane Blaile

Teachers:  We’ve ideas for you on using the Insider Video on Demand and GPS Tracker.  GPS Tracker Geography: When you click on each checkpoint listed under “Race Center”/”Checkpoints” on Iditarod.com, you will find its latitude and longitude coordinates. Classroom Applications: Have students plot each checkpoint on a blank map.  Check it by poking holes on …


Two Great Races

by Martha Dobson Two great races, the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race™, are the basis for this compare/contrast article for middle school students.Higher order thinking skills get exercised and flexed in this lesson. It’s also a good article for adult readers to use to see how these races are similar and …


Updating Teacher Materials for the Fairbanks Re-start Location

by Martha Dobson UPDATE: Click here to find a list of the updated checkpoints, distances, and special trail awards for Iditarod 2015. Updated maps are in process. Due to poor snow conditions on the Iditarod Trail in areas like the Dalzell Gorge and Farewell Burn, the Iditarod Trail Committee announced February 10 that the race …


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 2015 Iditarod!  Get Ready for your ride!   Download, Print, Sign and Return Two Forms:   Participant Release Form  and Publicity and Promotional Release  Scan and email to us or fax to 1-646-568-7784.  Attention Diane Johnson …


Skwentna Darlings

There is something about the Iditarod that gets under your skin.  That makes you want to return again and again to watch.  That makes you yearn to be included. Just ask Todd Sliver.  Todd and his brother Scott are currently making plans from their home in Tacoma, Washington to return for their twenty-second year of …


About the Education Department and Contact Information

Contact the Iditarod Education Department by sending an email to Diane Johnson, Iditarod Education Director.  Diane Johnson, Director of Iditarod Education 1412 S. Melgaard Road Aberdeen, SD 57401 djohnson@iditarod.com  605. 290  3423  On this website page you’ll find everything from our Mission Statement, to stats, to information about teacher training,  to ready made presentations about …


Watching the Musher List Grow

Hello Boys and Girls, School is under way for students like you and in a way, school has started for the sled dogs, too.   What you say?  Dogs in school?   Just like you headed back to the classroom this fall to start the 2013 – 2014 school year, mushers have put their dogs …


11PM Seavey into Shaktoolik—Fans in Koyuk look for lights on Norton Bay

11 PM Mitch Seavey leads pack to Shaktoolik Mitch Seavey led the pack into Shaktoolik at 9;17 PM, a fact anybody can easily access using the Iditarod tools.  Our insider crew moved to Koyuk late this evening today , anticipating an early morning traverse from Shaktoolik, across the ice of Norton Bay to Koyuk.  We …


10 AM—Snow falling in Takotna—Mushers Ponder

  10 am in the Takotna checkpoint A desultory day in Takotna, snow falling in 30F temperatures, mushers on a 24 hour break stumbling into the kitchen area for a cup of coffee, then retreating back to a designated sleeping area for another nap, while pilots discuss weather maps on the widescreen tv.  Meanwhile, middle …