Tips and Tools

Get Ready for the 2018 Iditarod!

We’re gearing up for the 2018 Race. No matter if you’ve been following the race with your students in past years or if this is your first year using the race as a teaching tool, you can start by looking back at the 2017 Race by reviewing the 2017 Iditarod Race Guide  

Contest for Classrooms: Make Decorations for Musher Banquet

The Iditarod takes place because thousands of volunteers play major roles in every aspect of the race and the events that surround it.  Your students can join the team as “Official Classroom” Volunteers!   Enter the annual Table Centerpiece Contest!  Selected classrooms will create and send the decorations that will be featured on the tables …

Geographically Iditarod!

  Howdy Teachers! The summer was sure a busy one here at the kennels…new things were built, repairs made, and best of all, new puppies!  It is exciting to watch the little ones as they acclimate to their new surroundings, sounds, and people who will be their lifeline as they mature. It made me think …

Iditarod Teacher Summer Camp Set to Begin

TODAY:  JUNE 17 — marks the start of summer camp for teachers.  That’s right, summer camp isn’t just for kids, it’s for Iditarod teachers, too!  Iditarod’s summer camp is the perfect experiential event to help teachers gain knowledge about Iditarod, dog mushing, the amazing athletes — We’re talking about dogs!   AND of course, the mushers.  …

Finalists for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™

Educators Kim Busch, Tamara Drudy, and Heidi Sloan participated in the selection process for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  This process began in December when Kim, Tammy, and Heidi were named finalists for the 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™.  At that time, Kim, Tammy, and Heidi began preparing for a week’s stay in …

Designing Commemorative Beads

Greetings, Teachers! Hard to believe the race to Nome is over! However, many people, including children, are on their own “race” to surviving hardships, life career changes, and most of all, overcoming medical conditions. This year some mushers, veterinarians, as well as the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™️ , Annie Kelley, carried “Beads of …

Mandatory Equipment Scavenger Hunt

  Crisp Winter Wishes to All!!!    The Iditarod Dog Sled Race will soon be seeing mushers crossing the finish line under the Burled Arch in Nome, Alaska. The race judges will be checking each sled bag for the mandatory equipment each musher needs to carry along the trail. If you go to www.iditarod.com>Information>Mushers>2017 Race …

Plenty of Harnesses

Dear Fellow Teachers, What a great race! I took some time to head back to Alaska to visit some former sled dog team members. It was an exciting trip, and I was so happy to see my friends. The howling in the kennel yard, seeing the harnesses hanging ready to be used, the sled awaiting …

Fairbanks Start? No Worries for Teachers!

The Restart is headed to Fairbanks for only the third time in the history of the race! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with classroom ready materials for your students! Looking for Fairbanks based math lessons? The Mathing Down the Trail Book features two lessons that feature Fairbanks.  On pages 113-119, the “Passing Time …

Finalists for 2018 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail Share the Journey

Visit the website created and maintained by Kim, Tammy, and Heidi.