We know your students will be completely fascinated as they read “The Race Against Death,” the narrative nonfiction feature in the October 2018 issue of Scope. The article tells the incredible true story of an Alaskan town called Nome whose residents were suffering from a deadly epidemic in 1925 and the sled dogs that delivered desperately needed medicine across a frozen wilderness. After reading the article with your class, explore the resources we’ve put together below to keep the learning going.
- What is mushing?
- How has mushing contributed to Alaska's rich history?
- What is the legacy of Alaskan sled dogs?