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Updated for 2019! Engage your students in activities that will teach them about The Yukon Quest sled dog race. Track teams as they run, learn about the geography, write, read, and research about the topic, use timelines, measuring, and so much more! 60+ pages of helpful lesson plans and materials.
The Yukon Quest is a long distance, international sled dog race that takes place every February. Teams race between Fairbanks, Alaska, USA, and Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. This resource will engage your students in multiple activities and studies that revolve around this amazing race. Within this resource, you'll find:
A Letter to Families
A Map of the Trail as well as a Map of The Norwest portion of the Arctic Circle including Canada, Alaska, Iceland, and Greenland
A Cover Page for a 2019 Student Folder
An Original Text about the History of Sled Dogs and The Yukon Quest
Ideas for Close Reading Protocols
Internet Research Opportunities for Sled Dogs and Vocabulary
Documents to Track a Musher during the Race
Documents to Track the Weather of Fairbanks and Whitehorse and your Hometown.
Diagrams of a husky, sled dog team, dog harness parts, and sled
Mushing Similes Writing
Creating a Trail Mix Recipe
Brochure and/or Interactive Notebook Pages
and Answer Keys
If you like this, you might also be interested in my Sled Dog Fluency Games, my SMART Board Iditarod Resource, my resources for an Iditarod Unit for Intermediate Grades, and Iditarod Unit for Primary Grades, or even my Sled Dog Tri-Folds.
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