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Postcards from Buster; This Just In: Talladega, AL

Talladega, Alabama Program 209, story 49

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Postcards from Buster
This Just In: Talladega, AL
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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

When he’s given an assignment to do a news story, Buster goes to the Alabama School for the Blind. At the school he meets best friends Katie and Keyunna and their older brothers KJ and Curtis. With their help, Buster finds out he has some misconceptions about visually impairment. As he puts together his news story he learns that the truth is better than anything he can make up!

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Cultural Learning Objectives: Children will gain understanding into some aspects of daily life and culture at the Alabama School for the Blind as well as in the home of some of the students. The students teach Buster and the viewers a bit about Braille, competition, cooperation, trustworthiness, and honesty. Children 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 ask questions to learn more about another person and his/her life. It also builds children’s familiarity with vocabulary and concepts related to school and news reporting.



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