Students explain how the Iditarod trail began and evolved into today's race. Students support at least one musher on the race through various means. Students create a magazine describing the intricacies of the Iditarod race.
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Choose Your Words Wisely
Improve word choice! Writers use dictionaries and thesauruses to aid them in choosing exciting words to incorporate in their writing. They rewrite sentences and practice identifying words that can be replaced using a better word. Flip...
2nd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Communicating with Mushers and Zuma: Letter Writing Skills
Students write a friendly letter. In this communication lesson, students write letters to mushers. Students complete a K-W-L chart, research the Iditarod and mushers, then write a friendly letter using the steps of the writing process....
1st - 6th English Language Arts
The Iditarod Race Compared with the Movie, Iron Will
Feel the freezing rush of an Alaskan sled dog race in this reading lesson. Using research about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, seventh graders compare and contrast the depiction in the movie Iron Will. The lesson lasts for seven days...
7th English Language Arts
Taking a Stand on Sled Dogs
Are sled dogs experiencing cruelty by their owners? Discover the arguments against animal cruelty around the globe with this persuasive writing activity. Middle schoolers investigate the treatment of sled dogs by using Internet research....
3rd - 8th Science CCSS: Adaptable