The Arts

Reader’s Theater Play: Rules of the Iditarod

A Reader’s Theater Play is a fun way for students to practice dramatic reading.  This play, created by Jennifer Slifer, Connecticut,  has been used with middle school students but can also be used with elementary students.  Teachers can adapt this script to the appropriate reading level.   PDF COPY to download  Reader’s Theater Play: Rules …

Iditarod, Dramatically: Drama Based Instruction, Narrative Pantomime, and Writing Dramatically

Martha Dobson, Iditarod Educational Consultant Dramatic scenery, dramatic race events, dramatic finishes—the Iditarod boasts drama. Your students can be dramatic, too, using theater arts skills to connect their Iditarod knowledge to performance. This link, http://www.utexas.edu/cofa/dbi/content/trials-running-iditarod, is a drama lesson providing students the opportunity to explore the trials of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Developed …

Art Project: Iditarod Traveling Quilt – The Virtual Quilt

Join us for a Virtual Adventure!  Design a Quilt Square.  Submit your quilt square via Internet and be a part of a quilt that wraps planet earth — Idita Style!  Design and create your own quilt square(s).  Take a digital image of the quilt square.  Send it to us and we’ll add it to the …

Iditarod Pokey and A Musher’s Song (Words to)

Contributed by Sharyn Allen, PA Sharyn is a retired Kindergarten teacher.  She wrote these as a gift for her grandson’s classroom. Sing it students! Sled Dog Pokey You put your right paw in. You put your right paw out. You put your right paw in and you shake it all about. You do the sled …

Yupik Art Project

Yupik Art Project for Classrooms! Educational Journalist, Joy Davis, of Indiana engaged her students in an art project involving Yupik heritage.  Her basic skills class sponsors Mike Williams, Jr. who is a Yupik Eskimo.  To learn more about the culture the class did some reading and research.  Please refer to the follow site for more …

Iditarod Logo Cross Stitch Project

In an ‘Iditarod’ classroom, students are always busy on a variety of projects throughout the year. Classroom teacher,  Diane Pollock, integrates Iditarod and sled dogs into her curriculum in many ways.  In past years, Diane worked with another teacher, Mary Owsley, (FACE) on a project that resulted in students creating book markers with the ‘I …

Art: Create a Design: Iditarod Patch: A Project to Remember

By Sally Simon  It all started with a patch. The patch was Cathy Walter’s Target® Iditarod 2009 Teacher on the Trail™ patch.  It was sitting on my desk at school after I returned from the Winter Teacher’s Conference in Anchorage.   A second grade student saw it and asked about it.  I explained the tradition started …

Iditarod Art Exhibit

Join us for an Iditarod Art Exhibit! Create an art project.  Take digital images of the project and email the image. The art work will be a part of our Virtual Art Show! Get out your sketch pad, your markers, paint, crayons, or chalk. Sculpt, create, build, and design.  It’s time for you to get …

Build a Better Sled: Saran Wrap Sculptures

These are the sculpture that my Art Foundations students created. The sculpture was created using some Saran Wrap and Scotch Plastic Packing Tape.  Extra support was added with the help of plastic drinking straws and  aluminum wire, the dogs eyes are blue glass beads and the gangline was made with strings of Christmas tree lights …

Words to the Iditarod Trail Song by Hobo Jim

The Words to the Song Hobo Jim’s: I did, I did, I did the Iditarod Trail  (Iditarod Trail Song) Away up in Alaska The state that stands alone There’s a dog race run from Anchorage into Nome And it’s a grueling race with a lightning pace Where chilly winds do wail. Beneath the northern lights, …