I am reposting these resources since the event starts this weekend and it is NOT too late to get in on the adventure!
The Iditarod Dog Sled Race offers a unique learning experience for your family. The Iditarod is a tool of instruction that leads students to academic success and educators to enhanced STEM instruction.
Although the race doesn't start until the first Saturday in March you should check out this great article - Educators, Prepare for the Race Now - for some super tips and tricks to incorporate this into your education plans.
Then view these presentations and links to learn about the exciting opportunities for learners around the world!
- Iditarod Education Department Presentation (Overview of Department Activities)
- PowerPoint Presentation on Math and Science (Using Iditarod as a tool in math, science, and other classes of instruction.)
- I Kid A Rod PowerPoint: Get a glimpse of an example of an I Kid A Rod held at an elementary school in Alaska.
- Zuma's Paws Iditarod K9 Journalists
- View and/or print this brochure and learn more about the Iditarod Education Department.
- Iditarod Student Page
- Iditarod’s Education Department: An Overview in 21 slides, presented at ITC Board Meeting, June 2009: Iditarod Education Department Summary
- An Overview of Iditarod Education Department Activities: Iditarod in the Classroom (PowerPoint presentation)
Scholastic also has a pretty detailed lesson plan outlined HERE
Balto - an animated film about the roots of the Iditarod Race and Iditarod: The Toughest Race on Earth are also great "ice breakers"