Educate & INspire
Below are links to ISDC resources as well as great curated links
and lesson ideas on the Iditarod and Yukon Quest educational sites.
ISDC VOLUNTEER & EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
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.
CARE PACKAGES & LETTER WRITING
Send a care package to a checkpoint for a musher.
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.
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.
ADOPT A TEAM
Adopt a Mush Team: make posters, send letters, and follow them through the race.
Write a dog’s journal of the trail
More math projects are available on the Iditarod education link below.
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