Iditarod in the Classroom by Martha Dobson, Target® 2011 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail™
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race™ as a teaching tool in the classroom captures students’ interest and maintains that interest so that the teacher has the opportunity to teach skills and objectives to engaged students. Teachers know that engaged students are easier to motivate, are more focused, and absorb the skills taught. The professional article on the link below provides information regarding using the race as a tool in the classroom.
Teaching your state’s education standards is an expectation across the United States’ school systems. Teachers are provided textbooks and workbooks, but we’re always on the lookout for the “something more”, something that will capture students’ interest and give them another tool to learn and practice the standards’ skills. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race™ is such a tool. Read more. (PDF DOC)