Iditarod Unit Activities
Also known as the "Last Great Race on Earth", the Iditarod gives plenty of opportunities for a GREAT unit study incorporating math, science, history and more! Here is a list of completely UPDATED (2009) links to great resources for homeschooling with the Iditarod race.
Instructions for a LAPBOOK for sled dog racing! Visit HomeGrownHearts.com to read all about it.
See You In Nome! An Iditarod Rookie Journey - 2008 DVD Beautiful new photos from The Boston Globe - 3/9/2009
Iditarod Site - The official site of the Iditarod Trail Committee. Everything you need to follow the race for FREE!
Daily News - The best newspaper coverage and a good way look at journalism as it relates to the race.
Cabela's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Coverage - Up-to-the-minute coverage of the race, the mushers, and the dogs. The "Education Expedition" section is especially helpful.
Dogsled - One of the best Iditarod sites online.
Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA) - Lots of links on mushing, dogs, tips for spectators and sanctioned races and media events. See the section to the left on the feeding of dogs -- a good topic to study calorie intake, etc.
Alaska - Learn about the diverse wildlife of Alaska - beautiful photos, audio clips and videos. Great for science!
in Alaska's History - Susan Butcher, Libby Riddles, DeeDee Jonrowe and Mary Shields: four reasons
for the saying "Alaska...where men are men and women win the Iditarod".
Ultimate Iditarod.com - Ultimate Iditarod for kids and teachers!
of Alaska on the Web - Alaska's state site for kids.
Sled Dogs: An Alaskan Epic - This was a Nature program on PBS. The web site includes lots of information
about sled dogs, including Dogsledding 101.
Dog Web - Lots of information and some teacher links too - nice child-friendly design.
Athletes from Kids World Sports: Dogsledding - Article about Kiara, a young musher.
The Iditarod Trail: A ThinkQuest Junior Project - Information about the Iditarod, mushers, and the sled dogs.
Lesson Plans, WebQuests, and Educational
Iditarod Site: For Kids and Teachers
Cabela's Education Expedition
Iditarod Virtual Field Trip
ExploreNorth Teacher Resources
WorkshopQuest on the Iditarod Race
The Iditarod Dog Sled Race Activities
Iditarod Activities Across the Grades
Create Your Own Iditarod Unit
Iditarod Resources from a Former Teacher
Iditarod Integrative Study
Jennifer's Iditarod Activities Page
The Iditarod Reading Rainbow Contest Winner
Iditarod: Race Across Alaska - Scholastic's online Iditarod activities.
Iditarod 2009 Resources - Online resources for studying the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race - A ThinkQuest entry about the race.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Woodsong by Gary Paulsen
Black Star, Bright Dawn by Scott O'Dell
Julie by Jean Craighead George
Dogsong by Gary Paulsen
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto
Polar Bears Past Bedtime by Mary Pope Osborne
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
Balto , DVD - animated
Iron Will, a live action video
Snow Dogs, Walt Disney
Season of the Sled Dog by John and Mary Shields,
A Far Distant Place, a documentary
Alaska's Great Race - The Susan Butcher Story
Stone Fox, 1987, Buddy Ebsen
See You In Nome! An Iditarod Rookie Journey
various versions out there, including Disney
Call of the Wild,
National Geographic's Those Wonderful Dogs