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The Finisher’s Belt Buckle

Paws Along the Trail with the Finisher’s Belt Buckle As the biggest football game of the year approaches, it brings to mind the prize the champions receive: special rings. The Iditarod is similar! Rookie mushers who complete the grueling race across the wilderness of Alaska win a special prize: the Finisher’s Belt Buckle. How did …

Iditarod Vet Checks: A Multiplication Challenge

This lesson is a fun way to have your kids review multiplying by two digit numbers, while introducing them to the role of vets and vet checks in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The kids will take on the role of a volunteer vet and complete a series of challenging word problems as they make …

Updated Lessons for the 2018 Race!

Have you been using the Mathing Down the Trail curriculum in your classroom? Great news…. Here are some updates for some of those lessons, just in time to gear up for the 2018 race! ITC 6.3 Prize Money Mind Bender ITC 2 Iditarod Fantasy Team Draft 2017 ITC 7.1 Prized Dogs Pictographs Pictograph Homework ITC …

2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators – Anchorage – Feb. 27, 28, March 1, 2

Register to attend the 2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators by clicking here! The 2018 Iditarod Conference for Educators  “*Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them” February 27 – 28, and March 1, 2  Anchorage, Alaska – Downtown Hilton Iditarod Educational Learning Projects connect a real event, in real time- to content learning by …

New to Teaching With the Iditarod?

Paws Along the Trail with an Iditarod Start If you’ve never incorporated the Iditarod as a teaching tool into your classroom, it can be a bit daunting to get started.  We teachers have so many standards to teach that it’s difficult to find the time to add a new idea, no matter how great it …

Choosing the Team

Paws Along the Trail with Team Captains How do mushers who use dogs from the same kennel choose their Iditarod dog teams? Matthew Failor says they divide up the dogs “like a school yard game.” In 2017, he and Michael Baker chose teams from the same kennel, 17th Dog. “We choose certain dogs to balance the …

Learn From the Dogs

Paws Along the Trail with Life Lessons     You can learn a lot from a bunch of dogs!  Exxon Mobile, a major sponsor of the Iditarod Education Department, is correct with this logo. Cindy Abbott, recipient of the 2015 and 2017 Red Lantern Awards,  is a musher with outstanding persistence and a strong sense …

Quote for a New Year

Paws Along the Trail with a Friend “As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has.” – Will Rogers For a creative writing activity,  give students Will Rogers’ quote and ask them to write their thoughts about how dogs can be friends for …

2019 Videos from Applicants

Click Here to View the Application Video by Mr. Hickox   View the Application Video by Mr. Braymer below.   View the Application Video by Tammy Drudy below.     Click Here to View the Application Video by Teresa  Campbell   Application Video by Katie Kunze – view below.  

Download, Print, and Use These Maps with Students.

Map Resources for Your Classroom Iditarod Trail Map This  Iditarod Trail map, both the northern and southern route map, can be downloaded and printed out.  Maps for northern and southern routes Maps for the northern and southern trails along with trail descriptions can be found at this link. Map of Alaska or Other States. Choose …