Welcome to the Iditarod Education Portal!
Get on the Iditarod Trail with us for an educational journey to academic success! Pack your sled with lessons, projects, activities, and information. Take your students on an adventure of a lifetime! Use the menu on the left to locate information that you need! Read our 'Welcome Message' to learn more about the Education Portal and Iditarod in the classroom!
2014 Summer Camp for Teachers!
2014 Winter Conference for Educators! Feb.25 - Feb.28 - Anchorage, AK
Follow the Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™
Jen is from Baltimore, MD.
During the 2014 Iditarod, Jen will be traveling the Iditarod Trail via small plane and reporting her experiences to this website. Follow Jen during the race, but don't wait for that, start following her now! Over the next several months, Jen will be sharing lesson ideas and information that classrooms will find valuable.
View an interview with Blynne filmed by the Insider video crew. Blynne was our 2012 Teacher.
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Zoom Lens features a photo with a little bit of info– quick looks at parts of the race. Find Zoom Lens here. http://iditarod.com/teachers/category/sanka-w-dog/
Here’s the list of the mushers and their bib numbers for the 2014 Iditarod. Click on the blue words to see it. The bib numbers were drawn at the Mushers Banquet Thursday night, out of a mukluk. This is the starting order for the race. Enjoy following the race this year!
This story, written by Terrie Hanke, 2006 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail, is an example of incorporating the Iditarod with homophone practice.
Educators, are you interested in a weekend Iditarod workshop in North Carolina in Fall 2014? Send an email to this address, firstname.lastname@example.org, with this subject: NC Fall 2014 Iditarod Teacher Workshop. Please include your school name, grade or subject you teach, and your contact information in the body of the email. We’ll be in touch …
by Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Consultant Check this book, Iditarod™ by Tricia Brown, for nonfiction information about the historic Iditarod Trail’s role in Alaska’s Native Alaskan’s lives and the gold rush, an early dog sled race called the All Alaska Sweepstakes, the history and beginning of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race™, champs and record …
Dogs in Blankets… In Style and Cozy… What’s cozy, on a bed of straw, and covered with a colorful fleece blanket? A sled dog! What else? When you think of sled dogs, you might not think about sled dogs being covered up with blankets. After all, the dogs of the Iditarod each wear their …
by Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Consultant Two books appear in this month’s review. The first is Iditarod Dream: Dusty and His Sled Dogs Compete in Alaska’s Jr. Iditarod. This is a photo-essay of Dusty Whittemore’s 1995 Jr. Iditarod race, his second. Written by Ted Wood, an introduction provides background information for this race for 14 …
Jon Van Zyle, Official Artist for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, shares a tutorial for your students to encourage your students to have fun and create their own masterpieces! In this first in our series of art tutorials, you’ll meet Jon Van Zyle, an artist who lives in Alaska. As the Official Artist for …
by Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Consultant The mushers have been training their teams and themselves; they’re rounding up their food, supplies, planning their strategy. It’s time for educators to prep for Iditarod 2014. If you haven’t discovered the Iditarod Teacher on the Trail wordpress site, here it is. Jen Reiter is the 2014 Iditarod Teacher …
by Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Consultant Akiak A Tale from the Iditarod is realistic fiction by author and illustrator Robert J. Blake. Akiak (ACK-ee-ack) is a lead sled dog who hurts a paw during the Iditarod, causing her musher to drop her from the team at one of the race checkpoints. She is cared for …