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ERIC Number: ED347015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Women in the Iditarod.
Stout, Peg
This instructional booklet features biographical stories of Alaskan women who have raced and participated in the annual Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The Iditarod race covers over 1,049 miles from Anchorage to Nome and attracts racers from all over the world. A team consists of 12 to 18 dogs and their trainer or musher. The first Iditarod took place in Alaska in March 1973; the first woman raced in 1974. This booklet was written as part of "Women in History Month," which is celebrated each March honoring Alaskan women who have excelled in sports. The biographies describe the women's courage, work ethic, and determination. They also describe the mental and physical training required in the sport of sled dog racing. Also featured are biographies of women who assisted in coordinating the race. Each biography includes classroom activities and questions for discussions. Appendices include: (1) example geography and reading lesson plans including objectives, materials, procedures, and enrichment activities; (2) instructions for making dog booties; (3) recipe for dog biscuits; (4) blank map of Alaska; (5) a bibliography of materials related to sled dog racing and the Iditarod; and (6) a student information packet which consists of an overview of the race and its history, examples of special race awards for 1991, an Alaskan musher's dictionary, 1991 race checkpoints, biographical information on women mushers in 1990, a list of Iditarod Champions, official 1991 rules, map of northern and southern race routes, 1991 race standings, special race awards, and press highlights. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau. Div. of Educational Program Support.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska