Student Work Samples

Husky Talk Podcast

Welcome to Husky Talk Podcast. A Weekly Behind the Scenes Look at the Iditarod and mushing for classrooms around the world Erin Montgomery, 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ from Iowa and her students host this podcast, designed and created to introduce you to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and give you an essential behind …

Teacher Creates Totem Pole: A Letter from Pete

Diane, Many late Hellos!!  This letter has been a year and a half in the making….maybe more.  Your email about using the Iditarod experience is coming back to you.  As a shop teacher, I was always looking for a way to include the experience in my life in my classes.  Well so far, I’ve found …

Social Studies and Science: Totem Poles

By Laurie Nakauchi-Hawn, Finalist for Target® 2009 Iditarod Teacher on the TrailTM First Grade, Friends’ School Boulder With the Iditarod coming up, my first grade class has been studying the people and animals of the arctic. As a way for students to learn more about arctic animals and the Athabaskans, we made totem poles. First, …

Students Write Poems

Students from a Lemoyne Middle School’s sixth grade reading class completed their Iditarod unit by reading and writing about stories like: Balto, by Standiford, TOGO, by Blake, Where’s the Boss? by Harter for background knowledge of the Iditarod and sled dog experiences. We then read Gary Paulsen’s Woodsong. One of the writing pieces they completed …

Taking Iditarod to the Community

Our small North Carolina town has a strong sense of community—folks and their families have lived here for generations, and the town considers its schools, although part of a county school system, “their schools”. At the holiday season, our local museum decorates for Christmas and invites the schools to provide decorations for its many trees …

Showing Support for Mushers through Art Work

Educational Journalist, Joy Davis, of Indiana and her Basic Skills Class recently made support quilts for three rookie mushers- Pat Moon, Middy Johnson, and Tamara Rose.  The students helped in the design work and layout.  They learned about the mushers while working on the quilts. To view a larger image of the pictures, click on …