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Updated for 2019! This unit will provide you with plenty of ideas for activities to teach about the sport of sled dog racing in Alaska as well as worksheets and printables. In the unit you'll find:
Common Core Standards that can be practiced through many of the activities.
Math activities to practice making graphs, reading thermometers, subtraction, problem solving, elapsed time, and using fractions.
Reading Comprehension for Non-fiction
Literacy Text Connections
Art project ideas
A letter to your students' families
Craft-ivity for making a race timeline
Suggestions for your students to practice record keeping.
Labeling diagrams of the sled, team, a husky, and the state map
Trail Mix Recipe Creation
Goal Poster and Progress Monitoring
Checkpoint Name Cards
Alaska State Flag Coloring Page
Make a Brochure
Interactive Notebook pages
Close Reading Protocols
If you have a SMART Board or interactive white board, you might be interested in my other Alaska Race product. SMART Board Iditarod Item
If you'd like a similar resource for the Yukon Quest international sled dog race, check out my Quest for the Yukon Resources and Activities.
If you are looking for a similar unit for primary students check out my Unit for Primary Grades
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