This guide contains several lessons that align with Common Core standards for grades 1-3. Lessons include Pre-reading questions, Alaska Background Discussion, Pre-reading Geography Lesson, Post-reading Geography Wrap-Up, Dog Sled Art/Dough lesson, My Pet Brainstorming/Writing Lesson, Science Lesson (Which is Warmer?) and definitions of all the Common Core standards these lessons align with.
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Sled dogs must love to run. Sled dogs must be strong. Sled dogs must obey commands. Sled dogs must get along with teammates. Puppy Yukon is the only girl in her litter, and she’s got high energy. Could she be a leader in the sled dog team? Trainer Roberta works with the puppies. Yukon is faster and smarter than her brothers. Roberta thinks Yukon can help lead the team! Yukon continues to train with her team for two long years. Is she finally ready to race? Mush! Mush!