Maybe you've heard of the famous dog, Balto? He was the dog who led the last relay team as they made the final serum run into Nome...but did you know that there was a dog named Togo who should not be forgotten?
The Great Serum Race by Debbie S. Miller
Togo by Robert J. Blake
The Bravest Dog Ever! The True Story of Balto by Natalie Standiford
Balto the movie
The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy
Learn more about sled dogs:
Classic Starts: Jack London's The Call of the Wild (a junior version)
Sled Dogs: Speeding Through the Snow by Alice B. McGinty
Sled Dogs: Powerful Miracle by Stephen Person
Siberian Huskies by Bob Temple
Learn more about the Iditarod and Mushing:
Storm Run: The Story of the First Woman to Win the Iditarod Race by Libby Riddles
Big Enough Anna by Pam Flowers
Kiana's Iditarod by Shelley Gill
Dog Sledder! Racing Across the Snow in Alaska by Robyn Brode
Snow Buddies the movie
Learn more Alaska and their people:
Children of the Midnight Sun by Tricia Brown
Make Alaska-themed snacks!
Moose Racks, Bear Tracks, and other Alaska Kid Snacks
We are having so much fun on this topic. The more we get into it, the more things we want to learn. Consider learning about other Alaskan wildlife: moose, seals, bears, beavers and wolves. Research aurora borealis "the Northern Lights." You could also watch Disney's Brother Bear. There is so much to do, but whatever you decide, have FUN!!
Stephanie has been married to her wonderful husband James for 9 years. They are parents to 2 special blessings through the miracle of adoption. Kayley, age 5 and Maggie, age 2. This is her second year "officially" homeschooling although her Dad always taught her that "every day is a day at school." You can visit her family at Swinging On Small Hinges.