***This product has been edited after completing two seasons with my own children and deciding on what is needed more***
For those who have enjoyed one of the top shows, The Amazing Race, here is a lesson I designed to go along with the show. This hits on almost everything you need to learn during a Geography lesson, yet it has a fun twist! Check it out!!
After watching each episode, fill out the packet over the course of a week and combine in a book at the end of the series. Can complete in 2-3 class periods for each episode. Working in groups is suggested!
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While this packet is made for Amazing Race 19, the places can be edited (names of country, maps, etc.). If you have a particular season you would like made up for you, please email me and I can have it done within a few days.
I've had a lot of inquiries about answer keys and season updates. I personally swap out each page as the seasons go. I've included how I prepare and complete each lesson:
Each season is going to be different. I use this format for each country visited and sometimes we elaborate if the kids are more interested on a specific location. Each week, I swap out the name of the country at the top, and replace the actual country’s map (I leave the WORLD map, so that they can color in the country they learned last week and the one for this week and then find out the distance between the two….which Phil usually tells on the show). Each student has their own 3ring or 2prong notebook that they add the weeks to in order after completing the work.
Lastly, each week, we have a world map on our wall. We pin a map pin into the country they visit so we can visually see all the countries we have studied. We then tie a piece of yarn from one pin to the next so that at the end of the season, we can see the route they traveled.
•Look up currency for that country and compare it to ours
•Make a traditional dish or dessert from that country
•Watch a documentary or movie filmed from that area
•Make a craft (for instance, Chinese fans for China….or…..Faberge Egg for Russia)
On this page, the children can print or draw pictures of their favorite things about that country. Sometimes it’s a landform, sometimes a tourist spot they thought looked interesting (think Rome’s Colosseum). They can put whatever they want on here….I just tell them to try and choose something that sets it apart from other countries.