Quilt 1 Visits Arizona

4 01 2012

November Update:

The Iditarod quilt hung in my classroom for 2 weeks at Desert Shadows in Scottsdale, AZ.   My middle school students were curious about the quilt, and what it symbolized.  I read a story and showed youtube clips about the Iditarod, to familiarize my students with the event.   Some of them had heard of the event, and the story of the dog, Balto, and for others, this was all new information. Students thought the sled dogs were very brave and beautiful.  We have no snow here in the Phoenix area, so I think some of the students had difficulty identifying with a long dog sled race in Alaska.  I told them the race is run to remember an historical event which occurred in the 1920’s.

We will be following more current events this quarter, and we will be sure to find out what is happening with the Iditarod race in 2012.

Ms. Mueller



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