Teachers’ Resource Books

www.iditarod.com  is the BEST resource for Iditarod race information and for Iditarod teaching information.  Additional resources for teachers include:

Alaska: A Land in Motion
by Nancy Ferrell (2002)
Published to teach students in Alaska about their state’s geography.

Iditarod Curriculum: The Last Great Race to Nome
by Shelley Gill (1993 – out of print, check Shelley’s website or other resources.)
Shelley Gill was one of the first women to run the Iditarod, and she used her experience to create this large-format spiral bound teacher’s resource book laden with facts, activities, reproducible pages and songs.

by Shelley Gill (2003)
Activities, projects, games, maps, and interesting facts to help students learn about Alaska.
Iditarod’s Guide to the Last Great Race
by the Iditarod Trail Committee, Inc.,
Available online — free at the Iditarod’s website – information is presented at two menu tabs.  “Learn About” contains facts, maps, trail information, trivia, and race archives; “Current Race Year Iditarod” features biographies of the mushers and race details.

The Great Race to Nome: An Alaskan Adventure Across the Curriculum
by Karen Krupnick (1995)
This is a book of activity reproducible materials about the Iditarod for various grade levels.

1992 Women in the Iditarod
by Peg Stout (1992)
Sponsored by the State of Alaska’s Equity in Education program and the Alaska Project, this teacher’s resource features biographies of the women mushers in the 1992 Iditarod, and includes corresponding activities and reproducible materials.

*Please note that some of these resources may be out of print.


The official website for the race: www.iditarod.com

Consult the section for teachers and students for projects and activities that are aligned to the national standards

* You will be leaving Iditarod’s website to visit these links.  Some links may have changed since this update.

Alaska Federation of Natives http://www.nativefederation.org/

Alaska Native Heritage Center http://www.alaskanative.net/

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame http://www.alaskasportshall.org/index.html

Arctic Peoples http://www.arcticpeoples.org/

Arctic Studies Center – Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History http://www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/

GeographyUA http://www.geographyua.org/

Institute of the North http://www.institutenorth.org/

Libby Riddles – First Women to Win the Iditarod http://www.libbyriddles.com/index.htm

Scholastic’s Iditarod: Race Across Alaska http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/Iditarod/

Shelley Gill’s website www.shelleygill.com

Musher Websites

Many of the Iditarod Mushers have websites that are helpful to students and race fans.  To locate the websites, go to the musher listings on the www.iditarod.com website or do a search on the Internet for musher’s websites by typing in the first and last name of the musher and the word Iditarod.