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Reading and Writing on the Iditarod Trail: Lessons and Activities Ready to Use

These ready to use lessons and activities for reading and writing are a great way to get your students involved in reaching academic success the Idita – way —  Follow the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® and engage students in life long learning.  (By Martha Dobson)   Download the PDF Document:  Reading and Writing on …

Tracking Forms! Follow the Mushers During this Race. Collect Data.

Following the race is exciting for students. To keep track of musher progress and other data during the race as mushers travel from checkpoint to checkpoint, use one of our sample tracking forms that are listed on this page or create a chart to gather the data you want students to collect. Charts for both …

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Types of Sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, Exclamatory

Practice identifying sentence types the Idita-way!  (Worksheet and answer key can be downloaded below!) Kinds of Sentences Put the correct punctuation at the end of each sentence. Tell if the sentence is a declarative, an interrogative, an imperative, or an exclamatory sentence. 1.      ____________  Dog teams pull sleds in the Iditarod 2.      ____________ How many …

Remembering 40 Years of Iditarod. . .

The 2012 Iditarod is the 40th running of the Last Great Race®.   Remembering 40 years of Iditarod… . These memories were first shared on our Facebook page as snippets of history remembered and gather the stories together as articles for this website. Remembering 40 Years of Iditarod. .  . The Original Iditarod Trail Committee members were: Al …

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Remembering 40 Years of Iditarod: This is not the Last Great Rest

Prior to the 1978 race, three young ladies were in training for the Iditarod.  Susan Butcher, Varona Thompson, and Shelley Gill  Vandiver.  To get in practice for the conditions that would be faced during the race, Susan decided to go for a swim in a hole in the ice at Knik Lake.  With photographers there …

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