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Postcards from Buster; Case of the Coin Purloined, The: Fort Leonard Wood, MO

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Series
Postcards from Buster
Program
Case of the Coin Purloined, The: Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Program Number

204

Series Description

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

Los Viajeros is performing at Fort Leonard Wood, an Army base in the Ozark Mountains. Buster meets Erin (9) and Hannah (6) whose father is deployed to Iraq. They help Buster solve a mystery and he helps them make a video postcard for their dad. In the process Buster gains new perspective on dealing with worries large and small.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Cultural Learning Objectives: Children will gain some understanding of life, culture, and community on an American military base in Missouri. They will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences 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 problem-solve collaboratively, seek assistance, and ask questions to learn more about another person and his/her life. It also builds children’s familiarity with vocabulary related to mysteries and detective work and to positive values and character traits.

Duration

00:28:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Topics
Travel
Citation
Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Case of the Coin Purloined, The: Fort Leonard Wood, MO,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_533ECA18DF954AA4BD76B32BDB883C63.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Case of the Coin Purloined, The: Fort Leonard Wood, MO.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_533ECA18DF954AA4BD76B32BDB883C63>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Case of the Coin Purloined, The: Fort Leonard Wood, MO. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_533ECA18DF954AA4BD76B32BDB883C63
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