ERIC Number: EJ1140075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Cultural Geography with "The Amazing Race"
Journal of Geography, v116 n3 p109-118 2017
The reality show "The Amazing Race" serves as a useful text for the cultural geography classroom. As competitors travel the world, they complete challenging tasks designed to be both educational and entertaining. Audiences see actual images from destinations around the world and learn about the unique cultures of these places. They also see contestants react, sometimes negatively, to these new and unfamiliar cultures. This article outlines the use of this show to teach issues of culture, identity, and difference. Alongside watching episodes, students discussed conceptual readings and designed challenges inspired by the show to educate participants from the university community.
Descriptors: Human Geography, Geography Instruction, Programming (Broadcast), Television, Instructional Materials, Cultural Differences, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Introductory Courses, College Students, Class Activities, Identification, College Instruction
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio