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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 …


Travel Plans!

Hi Everyone! Just give me a moment here to navigate my way home before I embark on my new idea for you teachers. Let’s see, I need to trot 300 yards north to the training wheel, turn left for 100 yards until I arrive at the storage building, then veer right for 50 yards until …


Top 3 have left ELIM, TRAIL on ice, mushers not off course!

Where as Dallas Seavey only spend 2 minutes in Elim, both Brent Sass and Mitch Seavey were 8 minutes here. Time will tell if those 6 minutes will make a difference. For Mitch, that could have an impact. He has been traveling faster than Brent and is having a few more dogs than Dallas. Looking …


Checklist for Teachers!

Teacher Friends!! The race is on in just a few days! Over the next couple of days in Anchorage, Alaska, the mushers will be meeting to review rules and regulations, signing their trail mail, obtaining their bib numbers at the Mushers’ Banquet, and putting together the last pieces of preparation for the race. They are …


Google Earth IditaRead Project

Google Earth IditaRead Project The Iditarod GEE Read combines the geographic accuracy and visualization of Google Earth with the computing and organizational power of Microsoft Excel to exactly position student readers on the Iditarod Trail. Fully customizable, the Excel workbook allows individual classrooms or entire schools to pinpoint daily trail position based on the amount …


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.       …


Teaching Suggestions to Use with 2015 Iditarod Insider Video Clips

Teachers:  Discover ideas on using the Insider Video on Demand and GPS Tracker. Ideas include lists of specific video clips that you can use with your students. GPS Tracker Geography:  (Available only during the race.  You must have a GPS Tracker subscription or an Ultimate Classroom or School Subscription.) When you click on each checkpoint …