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Togo–Sled Dog Hero, A True Story (Part 1, Advanced) (R=5.9)

publication date: Mar 19, 2016
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Togo Sled Dog Hero THA Script Buffet Club member requested a script on the Iditarod, the Alaskan race commemorating the historic Great Race of Mercy (also known as the Great Serum Race).  "Togo–Sled Dog Hero (Part 1)" shows Togo's adventure as a puppy BEFORE being a sled dog in the Great Race of Mercy–the 1925 race against a diphtheria epidemic threatening to wipe out Nome.  Although this is a stand-alone script, your students will enjoy learning more about Togo in Part 2 (ice adventure) and Part 3 (the Great Race of Mercy).  Complete with 45 annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans, "Togo–Sled Dog Hero (Part 1, Advanced)" integrates character-building examples with nature's wildness to motivate readers in grades 5, 6, and 7.  (NOTE:  We have a simplified version for grades 2 and 3, plus our original version for grades 4 and 5.)  This historical adventure is part of our growing Iditarod collection.

TIME:  about 4 1/2 minutes     CAST:  3-5      TONE:  serious    READABILITY:  grade 5.9

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