Saturday, February 14, 2009

Iditarod XXXVII

Now that Valentine's Day is (almost) over, it's time here at our house to focus on the main athletic event of the year, which begins in less than three weeks: The 2009 Iditarod.

Last year we followed the Iditarod for the first time. Each family member chose a musher to track, and when the race began we moved Staples brand "stickies" page flags from checkpoint to checkpoint on our Iditarod trail map. All three kids rated it as the most exciting homeschooling we've ever done. We learned about the state of Alaska, the Arctic, and the Inuit people, as well as quite a bit about sled dogs and mushing, and, of course, the Iditarod itself. As soon as I have an uninterrupted moment (or nearly), I'll post the resources we used last years with links. Until then, be sure to check out both the human and canine blogs over at Iditarod.com.

1 comment:

LB said...

This sounded like such a fun project last year and we never got around to doing it. Maybe we'll follow it this year too. I may be all dogged-out, though. We'll see.

Keep us posted.