Monday, January 7, 2008

2008 Iditarod Race

Thanks to a girlfriend I have run accross a wonderful yahoo site that does an interactive Ididarod class for students. Unfortunately registration is closed for this year but I will post the groups information so you may sign up during registration for the 2009 Race. This will start in December 2008.

In the meantime here is the official teacher site.

The 2008 project will follow the following timeline:
December 1, 2007 - January 6, 2008 Open registration period
January 7 - February 3, 2008 Create a wall map of the trail
February 4 - February 16, 2008 Select a musher to follow in the race
February 19 - February 29, 2008 Prepare your class for the big event
March 1, 2008 - end of the race Follow your musher and post to each checkpoint's blog as he or she progresses!
March 31, 2008 Receive an official 2008 eIditarod class certificate for completion of the trail

Here are some links that I am using in our lessons or for reference to making materials.
2008 Iditarod Poster
Iditarod Read Trail - read a minute for every mile the racers travel
Tourist information on alaska
Racers of 2008
2008 Mushers
Large Map
Original Iditarod Site (incudes videos)
Printable notebook, coloring, wordcross sheets
Great activities

(I just want to thank all my friends who have helped compile this wonderful information!)