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Postcards from Buster; Winter Gold: Park City, UT



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Postcards from Buster
Winter Gold: Park City, UT
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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

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At the Utah Olympic Park, home of the 2002 Winter Olympics, Buster finds out what it really takes to be an Olympic athlete. He meets Squirt, a talented and dedicated ski jumper who introduces Buster to the world of speed skaters, luge racers, and ski jumpers.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of the culture of competitive winter sports. They will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences and the experiences of these children dedicated to winter sports in Park City, Utah. For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to express likes and dislikes, persuade others, and ask questions to learn more about another person's interests. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to winter sports, clothing, and action verbs.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Winter Gold: Park City, UT,” 11/17/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CD58ECCAB94462D891FD2435FF657BE.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Winter Gold: Park City, UT.” 11/17/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CD58ECCAB94462D891FD2435FF657BE>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Winter Gold: Park City, UT. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7CD58ECCAB94462D891FD2435FF657BE
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