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Postcards from Buster; Buster's Buffalo Round-Up: Rapid City, SD



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Postcards from Buster
Buster's Buffalo Round-Up: Rapid City, SD
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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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Buster experiences the traditions, history, and adventure of South Dakota. Chris, a direct descendent of a Lakota soldier, takes Buster behind the scenes at the Crazy Horse Memorial. Buster also gets a close-up look at a South Dakota tradition with the Lantis family: a buffalo roundup full of cowboy adventures!

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of Lakota history and traditions in South Dakota. They will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences and those of contemporary Lakota children and families. For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to ask about words and meaning, discuss cultural traditions, and ask questions to learn more about another person's life. It also helps children understand and use idioms.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Buster's Buffalo Round-Up: Rapid City, SD,” 10/21/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 11, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_956ADA79C41A4CD39554AC22DD800DA7.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Buster's Buffalo Round-Up: Rapid City, SD.” 10/21/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 11, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_956ADA79C41A4CD39554AC22DD800DA7>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Buster's Buffalo Round-Up: Rapid City, SD. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_956ADA79C41A4CD39554AC22DD800DA7
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