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Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race: 101 What you need to know!

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is also called the “Last Great Race on Earth®” Who? Mushers –  See the current list of mushers for the 2019 race by clicking here. Dogs!  Dogs!  Dogs!  Most of the sled dogs are Alaskan Huskies.  Dogs in the race must first meet standards of good health.  Learn more …

Position your Students for Success

While summer vacation is quickly waning, teachers from all different areas are already thinking about the upcoming school year and are developing plans which are going to make it successful. Regardless of content which one teaches, the grade-level, or years of teaching experience, it is evident that every teacher strives to create a welcoming and …

Participate in Our Survey

Our goal is to help you use the race with your students by providing lessons, projects, and activities that you can use in your classroom.  We want to get to know you and your students better so we can meet the goal of continuing to develop engaging content for you and your students.  Share how …

The Next Leg of the Race

Although summer camp for teachers has come to an end, my journey as 2019 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™ is still in full swing. The first checkpoint for me began in November of 2017 when I submitted my application for this position. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to travel to Alaska on two separate …

The Beginning of the 2019 Iditarod

The annual Iditarod musher sign-up and volunteer picnic took place which officially means that the 2019 Iditarod has begun. This year’s race will be the 47th Iditarod since its beginning in 1973. Iditarod headquarters was filled with mushers who were excited to sign up for this race which will test their mental and physical fortitude, …

Register for 2019 Iditarod Teacher Conference February 26 – March 1 in Anchorage, Alaska

2019 Iditarod Teacher Conference:  Anchorage, Alaska February 26 – March 1 Register for the conference by clicking here. Registration for Conference: $375 for the first 50 attendees, $475 Starting with attendee 51.  After Jan.15, $575 Fee includes Musher Drawing Banquet ticket and all field trips and speakers Tickets for spouse or guest, Banquet Ticket:  $100, …

A Taste of Tradition

“Understand cultures other than your own. As your understanding of other cultures increases, your understanding of yourself and your own culture will increase exponentially.” -Tom Freston Cultivating an understanding of one’s culture is immensely valuable because it lets you recognize the morals, principles, values, practices and traditions which existed and were prevalent during the establishment …

A True Pioneer

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.                         –Marcus Garvey   Each year, dozens of courageous mushers sign up for the Iditarod with hopes of completing the more than 1,000 mile extreme journey from Willow to Nome. Thousands of fans flood the state of …

Iditarod Heroes and Leaders

If there is but one commonality amongst people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences, it is that there is often someone in your life whom you admire, respect and often aspire to be. While the Iditarod is the perfect tool to help teach qualities such as perseverance, respect, determination, focus, and integrity, learning about many …

Iditarod Quilt Project 2018-2019

Teachers:  Are you interested in having an Iditarod quilt visit your classroom during the upcoming school year?! Last year we had nine quilts traveling around the country throughout the school year.  One quilt was even at the Shaktoolik checkpoint during the race and was signed by dozens of mushers while they rested their teams!  The …