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The 2018 Iditarod is on!

Iditarod Sites

and the Yukon Quest International Dogsled Race! (see bottom of this page)


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Iditarod is the exciting Alaska sled dog race. Elementary classes use these sites for math and social studies (geography, history). Also, kids love the doggies!


sled Official site for Iditarod. Track the times of the racers, find out who is where along the trail, and learn about the places they pass through. Zuma’s Paw Prints is the dog reporter page for kids. Featuring Zuma: Lead Reporter, Gypsum (Gypsy), Sanka Wusha, Sled Dog Ed, and Libby Littles! Different dog reporters for different age levels.  Good information about the race. There are lots of videos on this site as well.


Iditarod Activities and Lesson Plans from The Teachers Corner. "The Iditarod seasonal pages will provide you with resources for this annual race that offers great learning opportunities for your students. Ideas within this section include: journal activities, lesson plans and internet resources." Good list of links here.



Iditarod for Teachers "
Watch Iditarod in the Classroom
See why teachers everywhere use an Iditarod themed curriculum.
We have liftoff! Welcome to the new Iditarod edu website.
Introducing the new home for Iditarod edu content for educators, students and parents.
Welcome to our Collaboration Zone! The Iditarod provides teachers and students with
unique educational opportunities. Discover Lessons for your classroom!
Visit the Stay on Track, Mentor on the Trail by clicking here!


Scholastic's Iditarod One of the first and best ed sites.


The eIditarod Project This site is set up as a class project! It lets classes worldwide enroll and follow "their" mushers and dogs! Endorsed by various education agencies. This is a good one. (note: if the url doesn't come up, you'll have to go into the address bar and replace "eiditarod" with "eIditarod" - capital I)


More Lesson Resources for Teaching About the Iditarod from Education World. There are many resources links here!


Sled Dog Central has links to musher blogs and more!


Teacher on the Trail Oodles of lesson plans and things to do while you follow the Teacher during the race! Check out the subjects on the right side of the page.


Zuma’s Paw Prints Hello Boys and Girls, Have we got some great ‘reads’ for you this year! Join us at our Zuma’s Paw Prints section of the website. My K-9 fur friends, Gypsy, Libby, and Sanka W. Dog have been very busy writing articles for you to read.


Iditarod Pinterest pages we like:
Iditarod by Heather Vanderlaan, Iditarod by Jill Smith , Iditarod unit by Kate Barlow , Homeschool - Iditarod , Iditarod by Tarrah Geraci


The 2018 Yukon Quest is over,
see you in February 2019

Live Tracking here!

Yukon Quest!"At the top of the world in the Yukon and Alaska wilderness of northwestern North America, an epic winter sports event takes place every February: the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race. Covering 1,000 miles (1,600 km) between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska during the depths of winter... This incredible winter event takes place every February when weather conditions can be the coldest and most unpredictable. The Yukon Quest race starts on schedule regardless of weather and lasts from 10 to 16 days until the final dog team arrives at the finish line. The Yukon Quest has been run every year since 1984 over rough, sometimes hazardous terrain. The Yukon Quest Trail follows historical Gold Rush and mail delivery dog sled routes from the turn of the 20th Century." YQ is a month earlier, in a harsher climate, a little longer, and on a rougher trail than the Iditarod! A 300 mile version of the race (the YQ300) is actually used to qualify for the Iditarod!

Learn more about Whitehorse and Fairbanks by clicking the links.


Pinterest-button.pngYukon Quest Pinterest page. 47 pins of Yukon Quest things! Dogs, maps, photos.
Could be used to supplement this Yukon Quest site.


Yukon Quest Student Challenge is Yukon Quest's official educational segment. Maps, videos, resources, puzzles, and Activities!

  • Weather Tracking: Select a checkpoint to chart and graph for one week...
  • Math Challenge: Here are some Yukon Quest Math word problems. Give them a try and then use the Answer Key link to check your work.
  • Reading Challenge: Students or teams compete to see who reads the most. Works with real-time Yukon Quest.
  • Research Activity: "Select one of the mushers for this year's race. Using the Internet or other research sources, complete the following questions."
  • YK Writing Challenge: 10 scenarios of story starters/writing prompts.


    We're training hard! We can do this for hours! Days!
    They like it! They love it! They want more of it! (The ATV had the engine removed, don't worry.)

    Iditarod dogs practicing near Fairbanks, Alaska

    Fairbanks,Alaska, June 2012...and this really IS the end!


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