Rocking Iditarod

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BSSD Standards Addressed

RE

Focus: Outlining/Summarizing and organizing relevant and irrelevant information

Focus: Understanding the cultural and historical influences of the Iditarod, and the impact it had on Alaska as a whole; comprehending text as a resource and understanding its role as a way to communicate and document

WR

Focus: Researching and reporting

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Reading 8

The Cruelest Miles by Gay & Laney Salibury


Everyone

Objectives

Students will design and create a newspaper dedicated to the Iditarod. It will include reports on the history of the race, including the sport and use of dog sledding, the origin of the race, the cultural context, and the impact it has on Alaska.

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