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Postcards from Buster; Mykala, Pono And Buster's Big Hawaii Show: The Big Island, HI

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Series
Postcards from Buster
Program
Mykala, Pono And Buster's Big Hawaii Show: The Big Island, HI
Program Number

201

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

Aloha! Buster begins his second season on Hawaii's Big Island where he meets an eight-year-old with her own TV show: "Mykala's Fishing Tips." Buster and Mykala team up with her friend Pono to learn about the science of volcanoes and the myth of the volcano goddess Pele. Plus they visit a "halau" - Hawaiian for hula school and swim with dolphins.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Cultural Learning Objectives: Children will gain some understanding of community life and culture on the island of Hawaii, including the people’s connection to their history and to the volcanic land and the sea that surrounds them. 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 express worry, seek advice, and ask questions to learn more about another person and his/her life. It also builds children’s familiarity with vocabulary related to geography and geology.

Duration

00:28:46

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Children's
Topics
Travel
Citation
Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Mykala, Pono And Buster's Big Hawaii Show: The Big Island, HI,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7A945A822F4D470B92C730476C1B476E.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Mykala, Pono And Buster's Big Hawaii Show: The Big Island, HI.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7A945A822F4D470B92C730476C1B476E>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Mykala, Pono And Buster's Big Hawaii Show: The Big Island, HI. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7A945A822F4D470B92C730476C1B476E
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