Compare and Contrast: Two Great Races

Two great races, the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race™, are the basis for this compare/contrast article for middle school students.Higher order thinking skills get exercised and flexed in this lesson. It’s also a good article for adult readers to use to see how these races are similar and different and how they challenge the mushers.

You’ll find a lesson plan here, the article, links to two other articles to complete the comparison and contrast, and maps to add meaning to the races.

Enjoy reading about these races!#57 2010

Lesson plan

Yukon Quest & Iditarod compare contrast article 2015 version 2


Maps Version 2