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Latest Teach and Learn Posts

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 …

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). …

A brief stop in McGrath

Tails from the Trail A quick stop in McGrath before Unalakleet tomorrow. McGrath is located at the meeting point of the Kuskokwim and Takotna River.  It is a larger village, with a population of 479.  This is the last hub for larger aircraft before Unalakleet, so many volunteers and Iditarod crew will pass through McGrath …

Literacy Lessons for the book – Iditarod The First Ten Years AN ANTHOLOGY compiled by THE OLD IDITAROD GANG

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race’s early history is recorded in the incredible book, Iditarod – The First Ten Years. This book is a must own for any educator using the race with students. If you don’t own a copy, we highly suggest you make plans to order a copy today.  Order book by clicking …

School Visits

Tails from the Trail I have had the pleasure of spending the last few days visiting local schools in the Mat-Su Valley School District.  It has been so much fun being with the students, learning, and talking about the Iditarod! We even had time for some Sled Dog Hokey Pokey and games of Musher Says. …

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 …

Students in Takotna Share about their School Year

We would like to thank the students at Takotna Community School and Principal/Teacher Susan Smith, for sharing their December newsletter with us. Enjoy the read.  How does what’s happening at this school along the Iditarod Trail compare with what’s happening in your school? Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4  

Investigating the Surface of the Iditarod Trail: STEM/Science Focus

Investigating the Surface of the Iditarod Trail by Kelly Shusko, Colonial School District, Delaware *This lesson was created for Kindergarten students but is applicable for other grade levels. Standards and Application of lesson: Stem/Science/Social Studies- Geography, Social Emotional Learning The purpose of this lesson is to have students plan and carry out an investigation about …

“Mathing” Down the Trail – A 165 Page Booklet of Lessons Geared to Common Core Standards, by Jen Reiter, Iditarod Math Teacher

Lessons in this math packet can be used to add rigor to your math curriculum.  Lessons are geared for grades 2 – 6.  With adaptation, the lessons can be used with students in other grades.  What are you waiting for?  Get on the trail and fill your sled with ways to increase math scores while …

“Sharing Our Stories” From Student Journalists in Takotna, Alaska

Sharing Our Story from Student Journalists attending Takotna Community School, Takotna, AK Mrs. Smith’s Class Starting the School Day My name is Elijah, am nine years old, and I am in third grade in Takotna, Alaska. I live on Mile 329 of the Iditarod Trail. My job the first week of school was to lead …