March means the Iditarod is beginning! This product is a viewer's guide to use with the Discovery Channel's exciting reality show "Iditarod: The Toughest Race on Earth." There are six episodes, and you can print out this PDF and have students discuss the questions after each episode. (Each episode is about 45 minutes). Students must analyze the characterization of each musher. In addition, they will predict who they think will win based on the personality traits as well as the strengths and weaknesses of each team. Another fun aspect of this show is discussing the reliability of the narration provided by one of the mushers. Can you trust him?
I purchased this season on Amazon Instant Video to view in my classroom. If you subscribe to cable, it may be available through the Discovery Channel.
If your students love adventure and watching amazing dogs, they will love this fun activity. Fabulous for use on those tough afternoons after testing!