We’ve had a fun time this last month studying Sled Dogs, Alaska, and the Iditarod. Here are the books and videos used in our Iditarod unit study:
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The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy
The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto (Step-Into-Reading) by Natalie Standiford
Iditarod: Toughest Race on Earth (DVD, more for older kids and adults)
This last resource was a documentary put out by the Discovery Channel. It followed about 8 of the mushers as they ran the 2008 Iditarod Race. I found it fascinating. Now that we know some of the mushers, I’ve been a little obsessed about checking the standings in this year’s race and reading all the bios! As of this writing the leader is Dallas Seavey. He was homeschooled, and his dad and 74-year-old grandfather are also in the race this year.
Here are pictures from the lapbooks the kids made. There is a mixture from 4 different lapbooks made by ages 3, 5, 6, and 8.
The other materials can be purchased or downloaded from CurrClick:
Sled Dogs lapbook from Hands of a Child (on sale for $7 right now!)
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