Why the Iditarod?
A rationale for incorporating the Iditarod Sled Dog Race into your classroom instruction.
What About the Dogs?
An explanation of the role of sled dogs in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
The Electronic Iditarod Project
The ninth year of this popular real-time project, more than 2,000 classes in 2009!
2009 Official Iditarod Site
Online presence of the Iditarod Trail Committee and home of information on the annual race.
2009 HD Video
A collection of free videos to watch online; subscribe to the new feed at http://www.alaskapodshow.com.
AKC Alaskan Malamute Page
The American Kennel club offers this discussion of the Alaskan Malamute Breed Standard.
Alaska Army Guardsman Prepares for Iditarod
Department of Defense article on
Staff Sgt. Harry Alexie training to run in this year's race.
Alaska Student Information
Quick reference state facts presented by the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
Alaska Wildlife Notebook
Fast-loading information presented by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Alaska Iditarod Sled Dog Race
Elementary-appropriate ThinkQuest Junior entry; requires QUickTime plugin.
Alaska Public Radio Iditarod Coverage
Ongoing blog postings from APRN on sled dog racing in general and the Iditarod in particular.
Aliy Zirkle's Kennel
Home page of this veteran femal musher and her kennel.
Anchorage Daily News
Race coverage by the hometown newspaper, soon to be updated for 2009.
Nice image of the outdoor sculpture of the famous sled dog, sharing information about both the dog and the sculptor.
Best Shots of 2008
FoxSports presents this 45-image slide show from the 2008 race in an easy-to-manipulate format.
Jim & Cindy Oliver of
HiLine Lake Wilderness Camp created this printable game with instructions for teachers.
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Beautiful pictures of dog teams on the trail and the geography of Alaska.
Excellent race coverage and high-interest features from the outdoor outfitter.
Colors of the Siberian Husky
Visual display of some 250 different dogs plus more information on the breed.
Cool Jobs: Iditarod Musher
How Stuff Works offers this 2:43 second video clip on what it's like to mush a sled team.
Dee Dee Jonrowe's Kennel
Home page of one of the grand ladies of the sport, including her dogs and kennels.
Dog Sled Anatomy
A nice look at the design and construction of dog sleds explained in simple terms.
Dog Mushing and Iditarod Coverage
Long-standing authoritative site about the race and dogsledding in general.
Doug Swingley's Kennel
Web site of the inimitable musher who seemed unbeatable back in the 90s.
Eric Rogers' R Northbound Dogs
Web presence of Northbound Kennels and its owner, musher Eric Rogers.
Facebook Official Iditarod Group
Join in with more than 700 members who follow the race and share their interests and excitement.
Fascinating Facts about the Iditarod
Interesting plain-text listing of interesting Iditarod trivia; fun to share and research.
Official Random House site on the prolific author of so many heartwarming, inspiring stories about dogs and sledding.
Install the free download, launch, type in names of Iditarod checkpoints and then manipulate the map to view features from Anchorage to Nome.
Heather Siirtola's Hardcore Huskies
Web site documenting Heather's third run in the Iditarod this year, and her life at her kennels.
How the Iditarod Works
Entry from How Stuff Works that provides a straightforward explanation of the race.
Josh Rogers hosts this blog in Iditarod news and stories of interest.
Students log minutes reading to make progress along a map of the 1000+ mile trail during the race.
Iditarod and Alaska Unit
Ten lessons plus links and recommended resources to help bring the race to life in your classroom.
Iditarod Area School District
Home page of the school district through McGrath, Takotna and Iditarod - right along the trail!
Artist Jon VanZyle presents original paintings based on life along the trail.
Iditarod Breathes Life Into Tired Curriculum
Education World's Gary Hopkins has updated this collection of suggested Iditarod lessons for teachers.
Follow the well-documented journey of a California class cheering in Martin Buser during the 2004 Iditarod.
Invaluable teacher resource from the Iditarod Trail Committee's education department - well worth the $20!
Iditarod Jigsaw Puzzle
Barbara Feldman offers this easy-to-manipulate online jigsaw of an Iditarod trail scene.
Iditarod National Historic Trail
Official site on the organization protecting the trail and preserving its heritage as part of the National Trails System Act.
Iditarod Scored Quiz
Ten question multiple choice quiz that immediately calculates your score.
Iditarod: The Last Great Race
Updated article I wrote for Education World, offering an overview of how to make connections across your curriculum.
Online adaptation of a pamphlet on history of the trail by the
U.S. Department of the Interior
Bureau of Land Management.
Subscribe free through iTunes and be subscribed to receive updates on the race as they are published.
Iditarod PowerPoint Presentations
A collection of student-made PowerPoint presentations and student and teacher links to resources.
Iditarod: Race Across Alaska
Scholastic's coverage of the race with commercially-done features and resources.
Iditarod Virtual Field Trip
Karen Krupnick offers thgis Tramline VFT using frames to separate the links from the resources.
Jeff King's Goose Lake Kennel
Online home of the veteran musher and his dogs, enjoying much recent success on the trail.
Jerry Sousa's Sun Dog Kennel
Musher Jerry Sousa's kennel located in the trading village of Talkeetna.
Jessie Royer's Sled Dog Page
Another long-time favorite among race fans, Jessie is gearing up for another run this year.
The youth version of the race, scheduled to be run the week before the actual Iditarod race.
Karen Ramstead's North Wapiti Siberian Husky Kennels
A favorite of students following the race, this is Canadian musher Karen Ramstead's home online.
Ken Anderson's Windy Creek Kennel
Ken's web page showcasing his dogs and life at Windy Creek.
Kurt Reich's Iditarod for Charities
Kurt is racing to raise $500,000 for children's charities; donations are being accepted now.
Lance Mackey's Come Back Kennel
Web presence of the only musher to win both the Iditarod and the YukonQuest twice.
Laura Daugereau's Night Runner Kennel
This will be Laura's second year on the trail, having finished successfully in 2008.
NASA presented this biographical page on Libby as part of it's Frontier Women project.
Matt Hayashida's Rubican Racing Kennel
Matt will race in 2009, and this is the page to follow him and his team.
Home page of long-time musher Melanie Gould and her team from Talkeetna.
Mitch Seavey's IdidaRide Adventures
Mitch'a tour business and dog racing team all in one nicely done site.
Use the information for the 2009 event and have your students budget their own itinerary to attend.
Magazine dedicated to covering of the sport of dog sledding for its fans.
On the Iditarod Trail Photo Essay
Nicely-done p hoto essay on the 2005 race from Time Magazine - you would expect no less.
Jody Shaw offers this pictorial of sport dogs that's worth sharing with your students.
Ramey Smyth's Homestretch Kennel
Give your students the chance to get to know Ramey and life at his kennels.
Ray Redington continues the family tradition of dogsledding, preparing for the 2009 Iditarod.
Sled Dog Podcast
Original podcasts from the trail; subscribe through iTunes to kep up with recent releases.
Sled Dogs: An Alaskan Epic
Well-developed PBS web site immersing visitors in the tradition of dogsledding in Alaska.
Slide Show of the Iditarod
Alaska Iditarod Tours presents this automated slide show of images from checkpoints and the trail.
Site devoted to the memory of the late four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher and her fight against cancer.
TeacherTube - Iditarod Resources
Clickable thumbnails of video resources on various aspects of the Iditarod and dogsledding.
Technorati Iditarod Tags
Blog index of references to the Iditarod race, allowing you to tap into the global fan community.
Ten Math Work Sheets Teach About the Iditarod
Time-tested worksheets ready to print and use in the elementary classroom.
3D Iditarod Coverage
Use Google Earth to track the progress of mushers along the Iditarod Trail; refreshed every 15 minutes in real time.
Subscribe and keep up with Iditarod posts in real time from people twittering about the race from all over the world.
Well-used site with Iditarod for Dummies and Resources for Teachers and Students.
Vern Halter's Dream a Dream Premier Kennel
Respected veteran Vern Halter offers this combination of sled racing and off-season tours.
Wikipedia - Iditarod Sled Dog Race
Comprehensive information on the race contributed from knowledgable fans around the world.
Women of the Iditarod
The stories of four veteran female mushers: Susan Butcher, DeeDee Jonrowe, Libby Riddles and Mary Shields.
Working Dog Web
Numerous links and resources on the dogshat run the Last Great Race on Earth.
YouTube - Iditarod
Assorted video clips from pasr races and related content on the topic of dogsledding.
Zoya's Kennel Journal
A blog written by and about the dog Zoya and his family in Norway, looking ahead to running the Iditarod.
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