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Postcards from Buster; Capital Egg Hunt, A: Washington, D.C.


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Postcards from Buster
Capital Egg Hunt, A: Washington, D.C.
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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

Buster visits our nation's capital for where he meets Keith, Adrianna, Morgan and Jamal. They invite him to an Easter egg hunt, Easter dinner and Easter Monday, an annual celebration of African animals, traditions and foods at the National Zoo. Buster says yes to all invitations and learns a lesson in time management.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Cultural Learning Objectives: Children will gain some understanding of community culture and Easter celebration customs as Buster (and the viewers) visit several African American families in Washington, DC. As Buster and his friends tour sections of the city, children will also gain some familiarity with our nation's capitol. Children will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences and celebrations and those of the children and families in this episode. English Language Learning Objectives: For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to discuss schedules and plans, and to ask questions to learn more about another person and his/her life. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to celebrations and food.



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