Author: Jane Holmes (50 posts)


A Statue to Remember…50 Years of Iditarod

Greetings Fellow Educators! The month of November signifies thankfulness, and this year is no exception.  It is truly a year to celebrate all that we are thankful and grateful for in our lives, families, communities, and the world.  I, Sled Dog Ed, decided to get out of the kennel with my friend, Topaz, and took …

Iditarod: The First Ten Years Visual Arts

IDITAROD: THE FIRST TEN YEARs – Visual Arts The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has been represented through art almost from its very beginning.  Paintings, posters, patches, badges, belt buckles and buttons have all been created to celebrate, commemorate and spread the word of The Last Great Race.   Chapter 8 of Iditarod: The First …

Fred Machetanz: Iditarod Trail Annual Artist

A legendary artist in his own right, Fred Machetanz donated the use of his artwork for covers of Iditarod Trail Annuals. Click on each image to enlarge it.    

2022 Winter Conference Speaker Highlights

Meet the speakers of your conference.  More will be added, so check back to see the entire lineup. Learn about these Iditarod experts and their sessions.  What will be the part you are most excited to learn about? Terrie Iditarod has an App for That will provide teachers with a plethora of ideas for the …

Iditarod and Idaho Sled Dog Challenge Regional Workshop 2022

  The Iditarod Education Department in conjunction with the Idaho Sled Dog Challenge presents McCall, Idaho Regional Educators’ Workshop WHERE:  McCall, ID – Please join us for this in-person conference. (There is no virtual/ZOOM option for participation.) WHEN: January 29, 2022 COST:  $50 per person The goal of this workshop is to give educators background knowledge …

2022 Winter Educators Conference Registration is Open

    SPEAKERS   SCHEDULE   REGISTRATION     Iditarod Education Department Winter Educators Conference “50 Years of Adventure Learning” At the Lakefront Hotel, Iditarod Race Headquarters March 1 – 4, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska  Registration is open for the Iditarod Winter Educators Conference and we can’t wait to see you! Whether you have used …

2022 Winter Educators Conference Registration is Open

Iditarod Education Department Winter Educators Conference “50 Years of Adventure Learning” At the Lakefront Hotel, Iditarod Race Headquarters March 1 – 4, 2022 in Anchorage, Alaska   Registration is open for the Iditarod Winter Educators Conference and we can’t wait to see you! Whether you have used the Iditarod in your teaching for many years …

Iditarod: The First Ten Years – Reading Informational Text

Following our Teacher on the Trail’s theme of the Iditarod Air Force, this month’s lesson prompt, based on the book “The First Ten Years”, is for pages 114 – 115, 117 – 118. “The History of the Early Iditarod Air Force” by Rob Stapleton. The comparison text is “Iditarod Air Force: lifeblood of the race” …

IditaRead Digital v 2.0 is Up and Running!

We read your suggestions and thought every one of them was a great idea!  IditaRead Digital Version 2.0 is updated to reflect the most common requests.  Now you can copy assignments within a class, copy assignments across classes, and import student names.  And the school year label has been added as well. If you used …

Iditarod: The First Ten Years – Personal Narrative

IDITAROD: THE FIRST TEN YEARS – Personal Narrative This month’s lesson prompt, based on the book “The First Ten Years”, is for pages 146 – 147, “1979: So cold that My Boot Liners Froze” by Phil Meyer, D.V.M. On these pages, Dr. Phil Meyer, veteran Iditarod veterinarian, tells tales of cold, danger, and fun during …