I was so lucky to have lived in Anchorage, Alaska and was able to see the "ceremonial" start of the Iditarod each year (unless it was below 0 ) . One year we were able to see the mushers on the trail. I'm so in awe of these mushers who endure this grueling 1,110 plus mile race from Anchorage to Nome each year. You can't imagine what kinds of conditions they face over the 10-30 day ordeal. Even if you can't be there, there are so many ways for you and your students to follow the race from beginning to end!!!! In 2013 the official race begins on March 3rd.
First, you may want start by building some background with some great books: The Great Serum Run is a great book to give the history behind the race. You can find out about this book and other great books by clicking on the picture below.
headquarters which you can access by clicking on the image below. It has everything you need!!!!!!
Hope you find some great free activities and ideas! Thanks for all you do to make a difference for your students.
What activity would you like to do with your students?