It is the beginning of March and time for the Iditarod, the Last Great Race! Are you following the race with your students? If so, please share your activities with others. If you are interested in the race but need more resourrces, please let us know your interests.
For those who are interested in the race, here are a couple of links.
The first is the official website for the race. On this site you can find a map of the whole trail, get regular updates on the position of every musher, learn the rules of the race, get the latest news, and link to wonderful teaching materials and curriculum connections.
At the top of the main page, the current temperature in Nome - the endpoint of the race - is posted in both F and C. To reach the educational resources - podcasts, virtual field trips, curriculum connections, etc. - click on the link for TEACHERS in the navigation bar.http://www.iditarod.com
Another wonderful source of Iditarod news is the Anchorage Daily News
. This site is always rich with personal interest stories, pictures, and other news about the trail.Iditarod Webcam
This site has links to several Alaska webcams, including the finish line in Nome.Iditablog
This site has links to stories, podcasts, videos, etc.
Please share other links, resources, and activities you are using with your students. Of particular interest would be activites that connect the Iditarod to academic standards.
Also, if you have questions, please post them here. There is probably another member of MSP2 who can help.