The Texas Education Agency's Statement on Iditarod Education:
Teachers know that when kids are excited about a subject, learning comes easily. That’s the great opportunity provided by the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Adventure, competition and the universal bond between children and dogs combine to create the perfect chemistry to make learning fun. The Iditarod Education Program helps teachers use hands-on activities to spark imaginations and get students enthusiastic about applying the fundamentals of math and science. Easy-to-follow lesson plans are available at iditarodeducation.com to bring one of the world’s most exciting – and challenging – sporting events into the classroom.
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The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual long-distance sled dog race run in early March from Anchorage to Nome. Mushers and a team of 16 dogs, cover the distance of 1,049 miles in 9–15 days or more. The Iditarod began in 1973 as an event to test the best sled dog mushers and teams but evolved into today's highly competitive race.
Iditarod Curriculum: Grade Level TEKS and Activities
Dog Mushing in Denali
In 2014, the Eanes Elementary teachers travelled to Seward, Alaska to drive their own dog team through Denali National Park. This year, we will send two more teachers to the Iditarod Winter Conference. Hike!
Planning the Next Iditarod Adventure
Today, the Iditarod Teachers from 2014 and our 2 new EE Iditarod Teachers, Kaley Coffield and Nicole David, spent the day planning for an another campus Iditarod experience. Our remarkable Assistant Principal, Lesley Ryan, skillfully guided our discussions so that by the end of the day, we had crafted a game plan for leading our campus on a new Iditarod adventure. Here are a few pictures from our day.