Finally, a fun way to reinforce content area vocabulary with small groups or the whole class! This familiar activity will have students actively thinking about, and discussing, vocabulary related to the Iditarod. Because students only have to recognize the word matching the definition, not generate it, it is ideal for discussing both new and familiar terms. 30 game boards are included to allow for whole class participation. The special calling cards, featuring fold over flaps to hide the answers, also give you the option of using them in centers - small group of students can play independently without a bingo caller. 30 vocabulary words are used on the cards, but each board only has 25; students have to really think about the words and their definitions, because they may not have a word to match every definition called. Options for extending play past the traditional 5 in a row format increase the learning potential.
The featured words are: Anchorage, belt buckle, booties, burled arches, checkpoint, dog in a basket, dropped dog, gee!, handler, haw!, hike!, lead dog / double lead, musher, Nome, Northern route, overflow, rigging, rookie, runners, Southern route, squalls, swing dog, team dog, towline (gangline), tugline, tundra, veteran, wheel dogs, whoa! and Willow.