IditaRead Helpful Tips, Information & Lesson Plans

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(Remember to refresh your browser. Updated 3/11/15)

Below are tips and links from our staff and parents. Please share tips from your home! Email them to any of the folks listed in your region as contacts. See the Guidelines page or click here to email Sally!

3/02/15~ Remember to check out the Iditarod Education Portal. Please discuss any cool resources that you find on your listservs or IDEA Facebook groups! You can also email Sally so that we can post them here and link back to the Iditarod Education Portal!

3/02/15 ~ Forces of Flight Applied to Sled Travel!

3/02/15 ~ A good example of gee and haw as you follow a musher training dogs in Juneau at

3/06/15 ~ All grades use pictures or text! - Create an online History Timeline of Alaska using a unique online tool! Lesson plans are available! Click the linked text or go to the Iditarod Education materials and scroll to Erin Montgomery's Teacher on the Trail Feb 7, 2015 blog entry! You may need to log in using the IDEA Insider and GPS Tracker passwords (, click on the Family link and clickk Events > IditaREAD or Serivces > Partner Resources).

3/07/15 ~ From Erin Montgomery, Iditarod Teacher on the Trail - Pictures Tell a Story – Nenana. Read her story and then tell yours. Be sure to share with Sally and let her know if she can post it to the website and share with the Iditarod Education Department.

3/10/15 ~ Yukon Questwinner, Brent Sass, owns his mistake and accepts disqualification.

3/11/15 ~ The Musher's Code - How mushers take care of one another.

3/15/15 ~ A Brother's Love - The story of Lance and Jason Mackey is another story of the Musher's Code and the love of a family.

We'd love to hear from you about any resources that you find related to Iditarod Ed. Send us pictures to post as well!


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