The ceremonial start of the Iditarod took place in Anchorage on Saturday. If you are interested in following the race here is the official Iditarod web page. It is fun to have your child or student choose a musher and follow along. There are so many great learning opportunities in the area of geography, health (dogs & mushers), literacy, math, social studies, and science.
Here are a few links if you are interested in learning more.
Iditarod web page link for teachers & parents.
Teacher on the trail blog
Fun Iditarod journal paper, coloring pages, musher bio page, and lots more.
Dog Sled 101
PBS Iditarod Page