Author: Jane Holmes (57 posts)


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?   Annie’s session Get Involved with the Last Great Race: Are you looking for ways to get …

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 …

Museum: Iditarod Commemorative Belt Buckles and Pendants

On this page we are featuring ITC numbered commemorative belt buckles and pendants from the estate collection of Rickie Lee Hildebrand.  Click on each image to enlarge it for clearly seeing the exquisite details and historical representations. ITC commissioned belt buckles and pendants, 1985 – 1994  

Museum: Iditarod Commemorative Belt Buckles and Pendants

On this page we are featuring ITC numbered commemorative belt buckles and pendants from the estate collection of Rickie Lee Hildebrand.  Click on each image to enlarge it for clearly seeing the exquisite details and historical representations. ITC commissioned belt buckles and pendants, 1985 – 1994  

Save the Date! March 2022 Winter Educator’s Conference

Iditarod Education Department presents our annual Winter Educator’s Conference “50 Years of Adventure Learning” Lakefront Hotel, Anchorage, Alaska March 1 – 4, 2022 It is with great pleasure that the Iditarod Education Department announces the return of its annual in-person Winter Educator’s Conference! March 2022 will be the 50th running of the Iditarod Trail Sled …