Iditarod Lesson for Kids


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In what town does the Iditarod race end?

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1. How many different routes are used for the Iditarod race?

2. The invention of _____ caused the Iditarod Trail and sled dogs to be used less frequently.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What would you be called if you drove a dogsled in the Iditarod? What route might you follow? You will need to be familiar with this kind of information when you use this quiz and worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz requires that you know the following facts:

  • In what town the Iditarod ends
  • The number of routes used in the Iditarod race
  • What invention led to the Iditarod Trail being used less and less
  • The word used to describe the driver of a dogsled
  • The year the Iditarod Trail was commissioned by the U.S. government

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson, such as the routes used in the Iditarod
  • Information recall - remember what was invented that impacted the use of the Iditarod Trail
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about dogsled drivers and the town where the Iditarod race ends

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more, race right to the lesson titled Iditarod Lesson for Kids. Facts discussed in this lesson include:

  • How many miles the Iditarod race covers
  • In what way the Iditarod Trail was used in 1925
  • When each year the Iditarod is held
  • Why the Iditarod is held during the winter
  • What types of dogs are used to pull the sleds