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Latest Teach and Learn Posts

Neither Rain, Sleet, Nor Snow The Mail Must Go

“Always striving to find ways to get the trail recognized, another idea was hatched at one of the many meetings.  The Iditarod Trail was a mail trail, so why not have each musher carry mail?  An arrangement was made with the U.S. Postal Service to carry cachets, packets of letters, over the Iditarod to Nome.  …

Trail Mail

Honoring the Iditarod Trail’s use as a Mail Trail, mushers traditionally carry mail cachets down the trail as a part of their mandatory gear.  According Katie Manglesdorf in her book, Champion of Alaskan Huskies –  Joe Redington Sr. Father of the Iditarod, having mail carried down the trail was always a part of the plan. …

Glogster – The Iditarod, Machu Picchu, and Denali

Many teachers always comment that they want to incorporate the Iditarod all year, but they don’t know how.  As a result, the Iditarod makes it into their classroom for a small amount of time.  It is very possible to teach the Iditarod year round while still teaching your other curriculum. My students are currently studying …

Trail Mail Art Contest

Attention Middle and High School Teachers & Parents: We have a special art contest just for your students! We are thrilled to announce a student art contest to create this year’s Trail Mail judged by official Iditarod artist Jon Van Zyle and artist Jona Van Zyle. What is Trail Mail? To honor the Historic Iditarod …

Iditarod Artifacts

We are just beginning to build up on online collection of artifacts, so be sure to stop by to see what have been added!

Primary Source of the Month: October

Our Virtual Fall Conference this month is focused on technology as teachers around the world are pushing tech to its limits dealing with distance, hybrid, and in person learning, sometimes all at the same time! Technology used by fans, students, and teachers to follow the race has certainly grown and changed over the years. Today, …

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 …

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 …