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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 …

More on Musher Ryan Redington

One of the most notably recognized names associated with the Iditarod is Redington. Joe Redington, Sr., “The Father of the Iditarod,” was a man who worked hard, dreamed big, and achieved success. His desire to preserve the history of Alaskan huskies, sled dogs, and the sled dog culture, and to also preserve the history of …

Supplies and more Supplies!

Libby Here! Hello Boys and Girls! Straw isn’t the only supply that gets sent to the trail. Mushers bring their supplies to a location where the supplies which are in bags called ‘drop bags’.  The name of the checkpoint the bag needs to go to on each bag. Each bag is filled with supplies a …

Participate in Our Survey and Help us Help You Get Ready for the Race

Our goal is to help you use the race with your students by providing lessons, projects, and activities that you can use in your classroom.  We want to get to know you and your students better so we can meet the goal of continuing to develop engaging content for you and your students.  Share how …

Exploring Persuasive Techniques Through Television

If you tell your students that their homework is to watch television, you’ll most likely be met with dubious responses and looks; however, closely analyzing television, specifically commercials, can be very valuable. Once students learn about the persuasive techniques that have been used for thousands of years, their understanding of rhetorical situations will drastically increase. …

More on Musher Mats Pettersson

One of the unique characteristics of the Iditarod is the fact that this competition attracts mushers from all different parts of the world. This year’s race includes mushers who are from the United States, Canada, Norway, Sweden, France, Finland, Switzerland and Japan, just name a few. One musher, in particular, who’ll be representing Sweden, is …

Using the Engineering Design Process: Solar Cookers & Coolers

STEM education has become an essential element of the 21st century school and society. While STEM focuses on four significant subjects- science, technology, engineering and math- the skills that are learned through STEM instruction can be applied toward many other facets of life.  It is essential that teachers integrate valuable and enriching learning experiences for …

Register for 2019 Iditarod Teacher Conference February 26 – March 1 in Anchorage, Alaska

2019 Iditarod Teacher Conference:  Anchorage, Alaska February 26 – March 1, 2019 Register for the conference by clicking here. Registration for Conference: $375 for the first 50 attendees, $475 Starting with attendee 51.  After Jan.15, $575 Fee includes Musher Drawing Banquet ticket and all field trips and speakers.  The first 15 attendees to register will …

Applicants for 2020 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail

It’s that time of year again!  Teacher on the Trail application time!  We’d like you to meet the applicants for 2020 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™, read their bios, and view some of their lessons.  This year,   Six educators completed their application process and mailed the document to our department to be considered as …

Idita-Boxes: Tinkering Along the Trail

Mushers are constantly tinkering – working on ways to build better sleds, harnesses, cookers, dog jackets, etc… Your students are also natural tinkers too – always playing and fiddling around with found objects…. Why not mesh the two together with these Iditarod Inspired Tinker Tubs? Students will be provided materials to try to build various …