Reality shows are useful in classrooms because while they are "real" they are scripted. They teach students relatable lessons which could be similar to real life situations. They are reoccurring themes in literature and life.
Shows
-True Life- different life situations-how they cope
-Interventions
-Sixteen and Pregnant- Scarlet Letter, The Crucible
-Teen Mom- Scarlet Letter
-Survivor
-Naked and Afraid
-Man v Wild- Walden and Transcendentalists
-The Survivor- Walden and Transcendentalists
- The Simple Life- Great Expectations