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Download, Print, and Use These Maps with Students.

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 …


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 2016 Iditarod!  Get Ready for your ride!   Congratulations to the bidders and welcome to the 2016 IditaRider Adventure!   IditaRider Coordinator, Kerry Quade, will be coordinating your ride and week’s events.  Please watch for email …


Algebra, Computation/Calculation, Economics, Graphs, Charts, Data Collection and More!

Applicable at Elementary and Secondary levels with adaptations. Choose unique and engaging math lessons that help build basic math skills and encourage students to think mathematically.  The lessons are aligned to the standards.  We’ve got something for every grade level!   (This section of the site is under construction.  We are in the process of …


Creating an Enriched Iditarod Classroom Environment

Iditarod is an incredible teaching tool that teachers incorporate into all content areas of teaching. A teacher knows that creating bulletin boards that teach and display areas that spark the imagination and interest of students is essential to setting the stage for learning.  The environment a teacher creates can make or break the lessons taught …


Math and Science Activity Packet for Elementary or Secondary, Variety of Lesson Ideas

Create an Iditarod Trail, design a catapult, work with maps, play a math-science game, and complete other activities. The Scale of It All! Math and Science Activity Packet is for elementary and middle school students and was created by Julie Howard, North Carolina.   These lessons can be adapted to the student’s level.       …


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 …


Compare and Contrast: 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 …


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 …