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#2645. Iditarod Background Lesson

Reading/Writing, level: Middle
Posted Sun Aug 4 12:02:33 PDT 2002 by Kathryn J. Larimer (davelar@usachoice.net).
A-C Valley Jr./Sr. High School, Foxburg, PA
Materials Required: Computers with Internet Accessiblity
Activity Time: One 42-minute time period
Concepts Taught: Introduce the setting for Stone Fox, a novel to be read by the class.

Frame:
The teacher will introduce the Iditarod by showing pictures of dogs, mushers, etc. Pictures will be printed and displayed by the teacher. These pictures can be accessed from the following web site:

http://www.iditarod.com

Inform:
Have the students go to an organized site web page to explore links to Iditarod information. The following web page was very useful:

http://www.alexandriacentral.org/cove/iditarod.html

Explore:
Assign students to work in pairs. Give them a worksheet and have them access the Treasure Hunt page (shortcut on desktop) and click on corresponding Treasure Hunt.

http://www.mcleanschool.org/treasurehunt.html

Try:

Students will share the results of their Treasure Hunt with the class.