If you love the snow and you love dogs this is a great time of year. The 2013 Iditarod is running in Alaska.
This sled dog race is over 1000 miles across two mountain ranges, frozen rivers, a frozen ocean leg, and a lot of ice, snow and cold. The mushers and dogs work together as a team and the race is held every year. There are hundreds of volunteers working to keep the dogs healthy and the race safe each year.
Here is a short video by Dallas Seavy, one of the mushers, on the Iditarod race:
Sign up and you get race updates and older videos. For a premium subscription you get a GPS tracking of the mushers, digital downloads, and live content from this years race.
If you are a teacher, you can get a classroom subscription or a subscription for an entire school. There are a lot of prebuilt lessons for teachers for different age groups that you can use in your classes.
There are lessons in literacy, science, math and others. This is a very popular portal and it keeps growing each year as new material is added.
If you are homeschooling, this is a great portal for you to use. You can work your lessons with your children together.
Here is a great documentary on an earlier race. Part 1 of 5:
Toughest Race on Earth Iditarod 01 The Last Great Race
You can pull down the other videos, or buy them as DVD’s or iTunes. iTunes has TV episodes, books, podcasts, and iTunes University information on this race. There is a lot you can use for your classroom or homeschool.
The Iditarod Air Force is also flying again. Their motto is; “Going to the dogs since 1978!”