Learning About The Iditarod

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  • 1. Learning about the Iditarod An Interactive Presentation By: Elizabeth Stahle 2 nd 5 thgrade

2. Main Slide

  • About the Iditarod
  • Story ofBalto
  • Video Clip
  • The Iditarod Trail
  • About Diphtheria
  • Mushers and Dogs
  • 2009 Iditarod Race Standings
  • Author Slide
  • Resource Slide

3. About the Iditarod

  • The Iditarod is a sled dog race in Alaska, that was started in 1973. It was started to honor the trail as the only means of transportation over the icy terrain by Dorothy G. Page. The race is made up of 1150 miles from Anchorage Alaska to Nome.Each team of dogs is made up of 12-16 dogs and one musher. The race take 10 to 17 days.

Quit This picture is of the first official race. 4. Iditarod Official Website

  • http://iditarod.com
  • Please take some time to look at this website and see all the different things it has to offer.

Quit 5. Video Clip

  • http:// web.mac.com/Macgellan/iWeb/Iditarod/Iditarod Trail.html

Quit 6. Iditarod Trail

  • The trail is made up of 25 different checkpoints along the way from Anchorage to Nome. Each checkpoint is an average distance of about 55 miles.

Quit 7. Balto

  • Balto is a well known dog that saved the city of Nome from the fateful death of diphtheria. Balto led a sled dog team over the terrain of the Iditarod trail in 1925. In order to get the medicine that would cure the sick. Balto was not the dog that was supposed to do this but he was the one that ended up pulling through in the end. Know he is a legend with a statue in his honor, in NYC Central Park.

Quit 8. Diphtheria

  • Diphtheria is a disease that affects childrens nose and throats. The bacteria grows inside the throat and blocks the airways. Its very contagious but now there are immunizations to prevent it and cure it.

Quit 9. Mushers and Dogs

  • Each team is made up of one musher and 12-16 dogs. Most dogs that entire the race are huskies, which are part wolf. The mushers and dogs need to work together in order for them to finish the race successfully. It is one of the few ultimate tests of teamwork.

Quit 10. 2009 Iditarod Race Standings

  • Current Standings (Top Finishers)
  • 1 Lance MackeyIN TO Nome03/18 11:38
  • 2 SebastianSchnuelleIN TO Nome03/18 19:05
  • 3 John BakerIN TO Nome03/18 20:18
  • 4 MitchSeaveyIN TO Nome03/19 04:18
  • 5 Cim SmythIN TO Nome03/19 04:27
  • 6 DallasSeaveyIN TO Nome03/19 04:49
  • 7 AaronBurmeisterIN TO Nome03/19 04:56
  • 8 Jessie RoyerIN TO Nome03/19 05:07
  • 9 Ramey SmythIN TO Nome03/19 07:52
  • 10 HansGattIN TO Nome03/19 10:07
  • For the rest of this years race standings pleaseclick here

Quit 11. Author Slide

  • My name is Elizabeth Stahle and I attend Grand Valley State University. I am majoring in English with a minor in Elementary Education. I hope to teach anywhere from Kindergarten to 3 rdgrade. I love to dance ballet and jazz. One of my favorite sayings to live byis Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life youve imagined Thoreau.

Quit 12. Resource Slide

  • http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_viral/diphtheria.html
  • http://iditarod.com
  • http://web.mac.com/Macgellan/iWeb/Iditarod/Iditarod Trail.html
  • http://redstarcafe.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/iditarod.jpg
  • http://www.theonion.com/content/files/images/Westminster-Best.jpg
  • http://baltosource.timduru.org/img/users/8492/BaltoCarcass.jpg
  • http://www.centralpark.com/pages/attractions/balto.jpg
  • http://www.medical-look.com/diseases_images/Diphtheria.jpg
  • http://baltosource.timduru.org/en/b1his/