UNITED STATES This week, the name of the 6,194-meter (20,320-foot) peak in Alaska changed from Mount McKinley to Denali. Nat Geo explains why the peak has so many names, whether its new one is really permanent, and how mapmakers will handle the change. (Nat Geo News) Use today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map or our 1-page map of Alaska to put “the great one” in perspective. … Continue reading McKinley vs. Denali: What’s in a Name?
SPORTS A mixed heritage gives sled dogs their love of running, a desire to work, and a need for wild places. And right now, sled dogs around the world are busy preparing for the upcoming racing season, including the premier event—Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (National Geographic News) See what it takes to be a vet at the Iditarod. Teachers, scroll down for a … Continue reading What Makes a Great Sled Dog?