The great white north

The Great White North

Gold, cold, dogs, and sleds: nothing says Alaska and the Yukon territory of Canada like those four things. This reading set features passages on the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 19th century, the iconic dog sled races of the area, and some special dogs.

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(6) Passages included in this Reading Set:

1/6 Passages in this Set

Mushing During the Klondike Gold Rush

Students will read a passage about the role of sled dogs in the late 19th century Klondike Gold Rush. Students will then answer...

419 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Context Clues, Summary
2/6 Passages in this Set

The Rush

by May Kellogg Sullivan from A Woman Who Went to Alaska

Chapter IV passage: During the Klondike Gold Rush in...

429 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea
3/6 Passages in this Set

Racing Alaska’s Historic Iditarod Trail

Students will read a passage about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. They will learn about the history of the trail and the bre...

468 Words, 4th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Summary
4/6 Passages in this Set

Stickeen

by John Muir from Stickeen

In 1879, noted naturalist John Muir went to Alaska t...

1,343 Words, 6th-9th Grades, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea
5/6 Passages in this Set

The Great Race of Mercy

Students will read a passage about sled dogs and the 1925 Great Race of Mercy. Students will then answer questions about the ma...

440 Words, 5th-7th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary
6/6 Passages in this Set

The Toughest Sled Dog Race in the World

Students will read a passage about the Yukon Quest and the difficult nature of the race. Students will then answer questions ab...

520 Words, 5th-6th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary