Alaska is the world Mecca for sled dog racing, which has developed into a popular winter sport. Mushers from more than a dozen foreign countries have run the Iditarod.
This project is a great way to close a unit on the Iditarod. It has students researching a variety of topics related to the Iditarod and create a final presentation.
Topics of this project include:
- Alaska history and Global Warming
- Interviewing mushers and volunteers along the trail
- Map skills
- Iditarod, dog breeds and sled facts
- Iditarod Character Trails
Each topic includes description, checklist and rubric for students to use.