During the first full week in March, the students will "run" the Iditarod sled dog race from Anchorage, AK to Nome, AK. While they will physically not run, they will follow the race via the Internet and icons in the classroom. There will be a short report to write shortly after the race concludes. The students will need Internet access and use the Iditarod website. Additional time with a musher's website, often linked from the Iditarod website, may be needed. A deeper search may be required as well. As always - use caution when searching the Internet.
This is not a “report” in the usual sense of the word. As a wrap-up to the recently completed Iditarod, spend a few minutes on the Internet to find information about the musher you tracked. Start with the Iditarod website: www.iditarod.com. Check the musher’s biography using the “Musher Listing” tab. Look for a link to the musher’s occupation or other occupational website. An Internet search may also yield useful information, but use caution when searching the Internet. Please use blue or black ink or a word processor for the responses. Identify the following items:
Musher’s Name: ___________________________________ Bib No.: ______
Age: _____ Final Race Position: ____________________ Avg. Speed: _________
Time to complete the Iditarod: _____ D _____ H _____ M _____S for _____ miles
List the names of dogs that were part of the Iditarod team: ___________________________
What awards, if any, did your musher win? _______________________________________________
What is the “Red Lantern” award? ______________________________________________________
This may be tough to find – What is the fee for the musher to enter the Iditarod? ________________
What did you learn by “running the Iditarod?” ____________________________________________
Include a photograph from the musher’s biography or an action shot from the recently-completed Iditarod race.
List all the websites visited to gather the required information.