Topics of Interest for Discussion or Research

The History of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

The History of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® Since 1973, mushers have challenged themselves in a race nicknamed The Last Great Race on Earth®, racing each March from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Nearly a thousand miles in length, mushers and teams travel over mountain ranges, through monotonous, flat tundra, to the western Alaskan coast …

A List of Articles for Curriculum Development: Science, Health, Social Studies

 Resources for Research or Lesson Plan Development. Dog Care Dog Care, from the Trail to the Lab by Sally Simon..The Alaskan sled dog is widely known as being the most athletic dog in the world.  These marathon runners are revered for their strength and endurance.  However, just like human athletes, they’re not problem free.  Some …

Weather or Not, The Race Must Go On!

By Linda Kal Sander, Finalist, 2010 Target® Teacher on the Trail™ In Hollywood and Broadway the show must go on. The same is true for Iditarod.  True, weather conditions might not always be ideal, but the race has started for 37 consecutive years, no matter the weather conditions. The three main weather factors mushers must …

It is About the Dogs! Iditarod Sled Dogs Ready to Run!

By Nikki Allen, Finalist for Target®2010 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ Ask any musher what the Iditarod is all about and they will likely say, “It’s about the dogs.” These very special athletes are what draw us to the race. From the very beautiful, but slightly slower, Siberian huskies, to the faster mixed breeds called …