The Iditarod Alphabet 2017
X is for X-Back Harness
The x-back harness is a type of harness that most mushers use with their dogs. The harness is designed for speed and comfort. The x-back keeps the harness in place, and doesn’t disrupt the dog’s gait.
The top 25 mushers have crossed the finish line, but the race is far from over. Be sure to follow the race through the last musher reaching Nome.
Here are some picture lesson ideas for your students:
Have students list out all the shapes they see in the pictures below or the types of angles.
Have students write a story that goes along with the picture below using the following words: teamwork, celebration, determination, excitement, and snow.
Describe the picture below. What is happening? What colors do you see? What emotions does the picture convey? Where do you think the picture takes place?
Add thought bubbles for both Jeff King and the dogs.
Come up with 10 words that connect with the picture below.