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Postcards from Buster; Rock And Roll: Boulder, CO



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Postcards from Buster
Rock And Roll: Boulder, CO
Program Number

111; 115

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

Amidst the splendor of El Dorado Canyon in Boulder, Buster climbs mountains—literally—and faces his insecurities. A group of enthusiastic young rock climbers show Buster how to overcome a challenge, one step at a time.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of the daily life and culture of rock climbing enthusiasts in Colorado. They will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences and the experiences of these young climbers of Boulder. For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to offer encouragement, discuss abilities and skills, and ask questions to learn more about another person and his or her interests. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to nature, geography, and rock climbing.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Rock And Roll: Boulder, CO,” 11/08/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A83BED93826C499F9FC8B9FC89BA4791.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Rock And Roll: Boulder, CO.” 11/08/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A83BED93826C499F9FC8B9FC89BA4791>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Rock And Roll: Boulder, CO. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A83BED93826C499F9FC8B9FC89BA4791
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