Academic Purpose

Educational Value Using the Traveling Quilt as the ‘theme’, the teacher facilitates lessons that build on skills students need to practice or know. This project, lessons that teachers use, and the technology projects associated with the Iditarod Traveling Quilt project are aligned with national standards (NCLB), Common Core Standards, and and 21st Century Skills. Examples:

  • Provides opportunity to read, write, and communicate
  • Provides opportunity to problem solve, think and reason, work with others, and build life skills
  • Provides opportunity to develop skills in behavior studies
  • Provides opportunity to develop skills in health and healthy living
  • Provides opportunity to build geography skills
  • Provides opportunity to learn about other states, communities, and cultures – past, present, and future.
  • Provides opportunity to build technology skills
  • Provides opportunity to build skills in visual arts
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