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Postcards from Buster; Lost And Found: Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico



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Postcards from Buster
Lost And Found: Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
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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

Mora guides Buster through his travels in this picturesque and historic city in her native country. Buster gets lost (and found), tries his hand at learning Spanish, and, with the help of some local kids, discovers that communication means more than just speaking the language.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of daily life and culture in Guanajuato, Mexico, and the challenges and rewards of being a visitor or newcomer in another country. 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 discuss second language learning and to ask questions to learn more about another person and his or her interests. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to markets and languages.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Lost And Found: Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico,” 01/05/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2213F54A70BF4AD9859046118EEA1ECC.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Lost And Found: Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.” 01/05/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2213F54A70BF4AD9859046118EEA1ECC>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Lost And Found: Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_2213F54A70BF4AD9859046118EEA1ECC
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