1. Introduction to the climate of Alaska.
2. Investigation of cold-weather gear.
3. Introduction to epidemiology and diphtheria.
4. Geography of Alaska and the route to Nome.
5. Transportation available in the 1920-30s.
6. Investigation of dogsled materials
7. Map use and discussion of the Serum Run to Nome.
8. The Cleveland Connection to Balto!
9. Time is allowed for questions and answers.
1. Compare their familiar winter-weather clothing to that used by mushers in the Iditarod.
2. Discuss the various methods of transportation available in Alaska from 1925 to today.
3. Compare the distance traveled by the mushers in the Serum Run of 1925 to distances between familiar cities in the US.
4. Investigate the ways that legends about real people or animals often differ from the reality of the event.
Grades 3-5: 1.5.3, 2.5.2, 2.5.6
Grades 6-8: 1.8.3. 2.8.2, 2.8.6, 2.8.10
Grades 9-12: 1.12.3, 2.12.2, 2.12.6, 2.12.10
Kindergarten Social Studies: Geography - Spatial Thinking and Skills
6. Models and maps represent places.
Grade 1 Social Studies: History - Historical Thinking and Skills
2. Photographs, letters, artifacts and books can be used to learn about the past.
Grade 2 Social Studies: History - Historical Thinking and Skills
2. Change over time can be shown with artifacts, maps, and photographs.
Grade 3 Social Studies: Government-Civic Participation and Skills
10. Individuals make the community a better place by solving problems in a way that promotes the common good.
Grade 4 Social Studies: Economics- Production and Consumption
23. Entrepreneurs organize productive resources and take risks to make a profit and compete with other producers.
Grade 5 Social Studies: Geography - Spatial Thinking and Skills
4. Globes and other geographic tools can be used to gather, process and report information about people, places and environments. Cartographers decide which information to include in maps.
Grade 6 Social Studies: Government - Civic Participation and Skills
9. Different perspectives on a topic can be obtained from a variety of historic and contemporary sources. Sources can be examined for accuracy.
Grade 7 Social Studies: History - Historical Thinking and Skills
1. Historians and archaeologists describe historical events and issues from the perspectives of people living at the time to avoid evaluating the past in terms of today’s norms and values.
Grade 8 Social Studies: Geography - Spatial Thinking and Skills
13. Modern and historical maps and other geographic tools are used to analyze how historic events are shaped by geography.