PO Box 1022, McCall, ID 83638
info@idahosleddogchallenge.com

EDUCATION

Classroom or Individual activities

TRACK A TEAM

Print a map of the racecourse and small sled dog team markers. Follow GPS trackers and move musher markers along the trail each morning or afternoon.

ADOPT A TEAM

Adopt a Mush Team:  make posters, send letters, and follow them through the race.

CARE PACKAGES & LETTER WRITING

Send a care package to a checkpoint for a musher.

DOG’S JOURNAL

Write a dog’s journal of the trail.

CALCULATING RACE DISTANCES

Math Project:  calculate mush team distances by the day, how long it takes to reach that distance, subtract rest times, and calculate average dog team speed per mile.

MATH PROJECTS

More math projects are available on the Iditarod education link below.

Math
ON THE PLAYGROUND

Play dog team on the playground.  Get a rope and have “dog” team members hold the rope with one hand with a musher at one end giving commands.

SIMON SAYS

Play Simon Says like a dog team.  Simon (musher) says:
Gee – Right
Haw – Left
Come Gee or Haw – 180 turn in either direction
Hike – Go forward
Easy – Slow down
Whoa – Stop

SAmple Student report 

Created after the 2019 race, attached is a sample research report created by ISDC enthusiast (and new musher) Xander Whiteman..

View Student Report