Iditarod Activities and Lesson Plans

The Iditarod seasonal pages will provide you with resources for this annual race that offers great learning opportunities for your students. Ideas within this section include: journal activities, lesson plans and internet resources.

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IditarodIditarod Each Winter, on the first Saturday in March, this great race gets underway in the cold and snowy region of North America - Anchorage, Alaska. To help teachers bring this event to their classroom, we have put together this mini-unit.

Iditarod dates:
March 01, 2014
March 07, 2015
March 05, 2016

Check our March Events Calendar for more important dates

The Teacher's Corner Resources This indicates resources located on The Teacher's Corner.

Alaska
Learn about the state that plays host to the race.

Iditarod Activities Across the Grades!
"On your mark, get set, mush! If it's March in Alaska, one of the most grueling races on Earth is about to begin -- the Iditarod Sled Dog Race! This week, Education World offers activities that will have your students "teeming" to learn about this exciting competition!" --Education World Resource

Iditarod: Race Across Alaska
Learn about the race, find great literature connections, and much more. --Scholastic Resource

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Official site of the Last Great Race. Visit the Teachers & Students page.

The Iditarod: The Last Great Race
"Have you considered using the Iditarod as a teaching tool? Are you unfamiliar with all the Iditarod resources available on the World Wide Web? Then you've come to the right place."
--Education World Resource

Lesson Plans for THE LAST GREAT RACE
Lessons for the nonfiction book.

WorkshopQuest - The Iditarod Dog Sled Race
A great collection of class web sites and WebQuests.