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Postcards from Buster; Buster's Big Goal: East Boston, MA



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Postcards from Buster
Buster's Big Goal: East Boston, MA
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Buster, one of the most popular characters on ARTHUR will accompany his airline pilot father as he flies the fictional Latin rock group Los Viajeros on a concert tour of the United States, with forays into Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Buster will stay in touch with his friends back home via a small, hand-held digital video camera. These first-person video "postcards" will be in the form of live-action, P.O.V.-style footage of the places visited in the show. Narrated by Buster, they are woven seamlessly into each animated story. "It's important for children to experience cultures different from their own," says WGBH executive producer Carol Greenwald. "Putting Buster on the road and immersing him in real-life settings via the live-action 'postcards' is a perfect vehicle to teach children about the rich and complex cultural life that exists across America." Series release date: 2004

Program Description

While in Boston, Buster meets some kids who are wild about soccer. And why wouldn't they be: it's the most popular sport in the world! Join Buster as he learns just how serious they are about the game.

The first game of Elwood City's soccer season is coming up, but with all the traveling, Buster's game is a little rusty. So he enlists the help of his new Brazilian friends and soccer experts, Rafael, Pedro and Eduardo. Buster gets all the practice he needs just in time to impress his friends back home.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of the daily life and culture of children in a Brazilian community in Boston while becoming acquainted with some of the features of the city and its natural environment. They will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences and those of the children and families in this episode. For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to talk about teaching and learning new skills as well as to ask questions to learn more about another person's life. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to soccer and boating.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Buster's Big Goal: East Boston, MA,” 04/01/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_15746E400F7846B38922BCEB8899A038.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Buster's Big Goal: East Boston, MA.” 04/01/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_15746E400F7846B38922BCEB8899A038>.
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