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1 Sledding Through Technology Midwest Education Technology Conference Tan-Tar-A Resort October 2003

2 Developed and Presented by: Brenda Randolph And Becky Ledbetter Cape Girardeau Public Schools

3 Background The Iditarod is the worlds largest dogsled race. It is held the first part of March every year. The trail, which is over one thousand miles long, begins in Anchorage, Alaska, and ends in Nome. Past races have taken from days to finish. In the past this sport has drawn little attention in the lower 48, but with the invention of global technology, you and your students will literally feel like you are on the trail!

4 All facets of the curriculum are incorporated into this fascinating unit. No matter the age, your students will enjoy learning about our countrys Last Great Frontier. This unit coordinates with MAP skills and Show- Me Standards We have tried to list various age level lessons and activities to meet your needs Rationale

5 Resources

6 PRIMARY TRADE BOOKS ELIM THE DETERMINED ATHLETE By Joan Jackson ESKIMO BOY: Life in an Inupiag Eskimo Village By Russell Kendall THE BRAVEST DOG EVER: THE TRUE STORY OF BALTO By Natalie Standiford

7 MAMA DO YOU LOVE ME? By Barbara Joose A NORTHERN ALPHABET By Ted Harrison A NORTHERN LULLABY By Nancy White Carlson

8 ARCTIC FIVE ARRIVE By Elinor J. Pinczes RUNNING WITH THE BIG DOGS: A SLED DOG PUPPY GROWS UP IN DENALI NATIONAL PARK By Lori Yanuchi and Wendy Brown AKIAK: A TALE FROM THE IDITAROD By Robert J. Blake WHERES THE BOSS? By Lois Harter

9 THE POLAR BEAR SON: An Inuit Folk Tale By Lydia Dabcovich (Illustrator) IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN By Laura Joffe Numeroff

10 INTERMEDIATE TRADE BOOKS STICKEEN By John Muir WOODSONG By Gary Paulsen BALTO & THE GREAT RACE By Elizabeth Kimmel

11 THE GREAT SERUM RACE: BLAZING THE IDITAROD TRAIL By Debbie Miller ADVENTURE IN ALASKA READ IT TO BELIEVE IT By Karen Meyer MUSH! ACROSS ALASKA IN THE WORLDS LONGEST SLED DOG RACE By Patricia Seibert KIANAS IDITAROD By Shelly Gill

12 THIS PLACE IS COLD (IMAGINE LIVING HERE) By Vicki Cobb A CHILDS ALASKA By Claire Murphy STORM RUN: THE STORY OF THE FIRST WOMAN TO WIN THE IDITAROD SLED DOG RACE By Libby Riddles

13 ANAK: THE ESKIMO BOY By Piet Prins NEELUK: An Eskimo Boy in the Days of the Whaling Ships By France Kittredge STONE FOX By John Reynolds Gardiner

14 MOVIES Disneys Balto (animated) Disneys Iron Will Stone Fox OTHER RESOURCES Travel Brochures Department of Tourism Professional Magazines

15 Technology The official website of this race is produced by the Iditarod race committee. (I use this the most) Another great website:

16 Activities and links Alaskan Television stations with websites: NBC News from Anchorage CBS News ESPN

17 This website is produced by a teacher who teaches the unit and has personally researched some of the controversial issues. Great links for older students that you may want to research some of these issues.

18 Gary Paulsen (author) website: Hero of the Great Serum Run: Last of a Breed Dies at 94 s/musher html s/musher html

19 Newspapers The Frontiersman, from Wasilla, Alaska Anchorage Daily News USA Today

20 QUESTIONS ???


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