This is a unit on the annual cold weather race in Alaska, the Iditarod. This unit can be incorporated into any cold weather story such Woodsong, "Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World", First to the South Pole, etc. The unit is broken into categories with varying levels of difficulty for differentiation. There are 9 different categories to research concerning the Iditarod as well as a vocabulary matching exercise. Computer access is a must. Students really enjoyed this lesson and were interested in finding out more about the race as it happened. The race for 2015 is set for March 7th.