Iditarod Unit Study

Iditarod Unit Study

The Iditarod Sled Dog race stars March 2nd. We’ll be including some fun projects about the race & dogs in general in the week before and the 10-17 days the race lasts, or until we lose interest, whichever happens first.

General Info & Projects

Iditarod Official Website – Student Pages

Musher Tracking Pages


TPT: Iditarod: Math, Science & Literacy Activites

IditaNature is a fun way to encourage outdoor play while learning about the amazing Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. From March 3rd to March 17th, 2012 children are each challenged to play outside for 1,150 minutes, while the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is underway.

Popsicle stick dog sled and diarama

Iditarod worksheets

Friction Online Activity BBC – Schools Science Clips – Friction

Language Arts:

Library books that we’ll use:

Other LA resources:


Scale  – Translate real world measurements (race is about 1000 miles) to a scale that will fit on a large poster.
Elementary math & logic problems


National Parks Unit Study

National Parks Unit Study

Unit Wide Resources

National Park Service park ranger games & activities
National Geographic Kids National Parks Guide U.S.A.:
The Most Amazing Sights, Scenes,
and Cool Activities from Coast to Coast!
 (library resource)

National Geographic National Parks website

NPSEducation on Twitter

Lesson plan, graphic organizer & travel brochure planning guide from the US Mint

The National Parks: America’s Best Idea – Video (free for Amazon Prime members); lesson plan & clips from

Individual Park Resources…