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					The IDITAROD




    Materials Compiled and
Developed by Roxanne Everhard
The Iditarod - The Race
• “The Last Great Race on Earth”
• Over 1000 miles
• Anchorage to Nome
• First Saturday of March
• Role models
You don’t realize what
it takes in time and
commitment to run.
It’s like any
professional sport.
The mental side is
just as big as doing
the Super Bowl.
  -Lessons My Sled Dog Taught Me
   “Alaska:
  Where men
 are men and
  women win
the Iditarod.”
       Evolved from:
• Interest in Alaska
• Interest in Technology
• Interest in “shaking things up”
    The Iditarod- The Unit
• Integrates technology
• Multi-disciplinary
• Adaptive to different grade levels
• Supplementary lessons or replace the
  regular curriculum
• Teaches state content standards and
  ISTE standards
 Preparing for the Race
• Study origins of the Iditarod
• Prepare wall map
• Pick a musher to follow
Preparing for the Race
            (continued)



• Learn about and prepare
  spreadsheets
• Prepare temperature graphs
   Following the Race

• Track progress on wall map
• Check and graph the weather
   Following the Race
                 (continued)


• Track the number of dogs each
  day
  Spreadsheet
  Graph
   Following the Race
                 (continued)



• Track miles run each day
  Spreadsheet
  Graph
       Language Arts
• Literature
   Stone Fox
• Writing
   Emails to Zuma and mushers
   Iditarod chat rooms
   Letters to/biographies of mushers
• Mushing Vocabulary
      Social Sciences
• Geography skills
   Map skills
       Mushers’ hometowns
• Alaska Scavenger Hunt
• Compare Alaska and South Dakota
• Native culture of Alaska
             Science
• Temperature
   Below zero
   Wind-chill
• Weather conditions
• Animals of Alaska: sea and land
   Camouflage
                 Math
• Graphing
  Coordinates
• Temperature
  Counting by fives
  Negative numbers
        Math    (continued)


• Averages
• Military Time
• Adding/ Subtracting
• Problems of the Day
  Additional Activities
• Iditarod, The Game
• Poster for Wells Fargo contest
• Make snow goggles
• “Stick and Cup” game
• “Dakotarod” Trail
  Additional Activities
           (continued)

• Word Searches/ Crossword
  Puzzles
• Make Polar Bear Pops
• Make and race sleds
• Timelines
  Additional Activities
            (continued)

• Use drawing software to design
  “Northern Lights”
• Make Alaskan Flags
• Musher’s Mall
• Mrs.Everhard’s Iditarod quiz
  Additional Activities
               (continued)

• Iditarod.com
   Teachers & Students page
   Teacher on the Trail
• Cabela’s.com
• UltimateIditraod.com
Website:
http://re014.k12.sd.us/

Email:
•Roxanne.Everhard@k12.sd.us
•everhard@gwtc.net
Thank you for stopping
  by! If you have any
questions, comments or
  suggestions please
      contact me!

				
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