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Latest EDU Posts

Husky Talk Podcast

Welcome to Husky Talk Podcast A weekly behind the scenes look at the Iditarod and mushing for classrooms around the world. Erin Montgomery, 2015 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ from Iowa and her students host this podcast, designed and created to introduce you to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and give you an essential behind …

Misconceptions and More: Mushing and the Military

  With the celebrations of Patriot Day in September and Veteran’s Day next month, I have been thinking about our military and the brave men and women who help keep our country safe. When it comes to the role of animals in the military, I’m sure many of us think of horses that were used …

Classroom Connections: 10 Universal Native Values – Community Building (Virtual Lesson Possibility)

In doing some research into the native cultures of Alaska, I stumbled upon a great idea from a teacher who used the 10 Native Universal Values as the cornerstones for setting up her classroom community. I thought this was a brilliant idea. As I explored this topic further, I was able to relate each native …

Moments with Mushers: Scary Stories

  To go along with Halloween later this month, I thought it would be appropriate to post about what a few of the mushers remember as some of their scariest moments on the trail. It may be scary for a completely different reason, but is still fitting.    Here are their stories…   As told …

Misconceptions and More: Iditarod & the Serum Run

  This is perhaps one of the most common misconceptions surrounding the Iditarod, and one that I realized only a few years ago.  Although both the Serum Run and the Iditarod are of great importance, and share some of the same route, trails, and stops, they are two events that are completely separate. The Iditarod …

Writing to Mushers: Steps for Success

We are happy to provide you with contact information of mushers agreeing to receive letters from students.  If you are writing to mushers, please follow the instructions below. Send the required information to us by filling out the form found by clicking this link to  receive by email the postal contact information for mushers who …

Become the next Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™!

Calling all educators, you are invited to apply for the 2022 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail.  Applications are due December 1, 2020, so it’s not too late for you or someone you know to apply. Note:  Some changes to the application have recently been made, but If you have begun the application process with the …

Primary Source of the Month: September

In August, the hashtags #womenshistory and #Beyondthe19th were trending. Here’s a little bit of Iditarod #womenshistory for you and your students! Share the primary source with the students and give them some time to examine it on their own. This source is featured in the Iditarod On-Line Museum (click the photo for a larger image). …

Iditarod EDU Virtual Fall Conference

Technology in an Ecosystem that Demands Greater Access Registration fee – $100 Can’t attend on these dates? No problem, a digital copy is available for $89. Register for the conference here. Schedule Friday, October 16 Iditarod EDU Fireside Chat 2 – 4 p.m. Alaska Time IditaRead digital mapping update: We are almost there! Husky Talk: …

Classroom Connections: The Patch – Getting To Know You Activity (Virtual Lesson Possibility)

  I don’t know about all of you, but beginning the year is always a little different for me each year. I like to try new activities, but always have some “go-to’s” that I like to do. This year however is already VERY different. I am only seeing my kiddos for 2-3 days/week face-to-face, so …