The musher ahead must stop the dogs and hold them to the best of his/her ability for a maximum of one minute or until the other team has passed, whichever occurs first. The passed team must remain behind at least fifteen (15) minutes before demanding the trail.
Follow the…Iditarod<br />Rules and Procedures:<br />25 Checkpoints – must stop and sign in<br />Mandatory stops - <br /> one 24 hour and two 8 hour <br />Number of dogs – 16 to start,<br /> 12 to finish <br />
Follow the…Iditarod<br />Rules and Procedures:<br /><ul><li>Mandatory Items – cold weather gear, 8 booties for each dog, cooker and 3 gallon pot, musher food and dog food; all mandatory food must be sent through Iditarod food drops. The ITC will provide and ship straw and fuel for the teams to the checkpoints.
Passing: When one team approaches within fifty (50) feet of another team, the team behind shall have the immediate right of way upon demand. </li></li></ul><li>Follow the…Mushers<br />Curriculum Correlations: Language Arts<br />Choose and research a musher <br />Alaska ABC Book<br />Training for the Iditarod<br /> Follow your chosen musher on the trail/log or journal<br /> Iditarod themed vocabulary words<br />Musher from Jamaica<br />
Follow the…Dogs<br />How are Iditarod dogs trained?<br />How many dogs can a musher use for the race?<br />How are the dogs cared for on the trail?<br />What breeds of dogs are trained <br /> for the race?<br />
Follow the…Trail<br />Curriculum Correlations – Social Studies<br />Explore the culture and geography of Alaska<br />Map skills – map the North and South routes<br />History of Iditarod<br />Research checkpoints<br />
Follow the…Trail<br />Curriculum Correlations – Math<br />Measure distances between checkpoints<br />Estimate costs of entering race<br />Daily math problem based on what is happening in the race<br />Calculate and graph mushers’ daily progress<br />How many miles from NJ to Anchorage?<br />
Follow the…Weather<br />Curriculum Correlations – Science<br />Weather tracking during the race<br />Explore dangers of harsh weather conditions and their effects on humans<br />Explore the natural resources<br />Explore the land forms of Alaska<br />Learn about Alaskan wildlife the mushers mushers encounter<br />
Follow…Zuma<br />Zuma’s Paw Prints is the place to go to learn about the race from the Official K9 Reporter, Zuma, and journalists Gypsy, Libby, and Sanka W. Dog.<br />
www. Iditarod.com<br />Official site for the Iditarod<br />For Teachers – Collaboration Zone <br />Become an Ultimate Iditarod Insider <br />
Books<br />Blake, Robert J. Akiak A Tale From the Iditarod. New York: Puffin, 2004. <br />Bramble, Herb. Cotton’s Tale: A True Iditarod Story.<br /><ul><li>Gardiner, John Reynolds. Stone Fox. New York: Crowell, 1980. </li></ul>Harter, Lois. Where's the Boss. New York: Publication Consultants, 1999. <br />Kimmel, Elizabeth Cody. Balto and the Great Race (Stepping Stone). New York: Random House Books for Young Readers, 1999. <br />Marsh, Carole. The Mystery on Alaska's Iditarod Trail. Peachtree City: Gallopade International, 2003. <br />Miller, Debbie S. The Great Serum Race Blazing the Iditarod Trail. New York: Walker Books for Young Readers, 2003.<br />Paulsen, Gary. Puppies, Dogs and Blue Northers. New York: Delacorte, 1996. <br />Schultz, Jeff. Dogs of the Iditarod. New York: Sasquatch Books, 2003. <br />Standiford, Natalie. The Bravest Dog Ever, The True Story of Balto. NY: Random House, 1989. <br />Wood, Ted. Iditarod Dream. New York: Walker & Company, 1996. <br /> <br />