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Postcards from Buster; Meet Me At The Fair: Knox, IN



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Postcards from Buster
Meet Me At The Fair: Knox, IN
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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

Program Description

Feed the cows, take out the garbage, clean the house, all before breakfast?! That's part of life on the farm for sister and brother Lauren and Nathan. But as they show Buster, there's more to living on a farm than chores-like riding horses, driving tractors, and showing off their pigs at the County Fair!

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of life on a family farm in Indiana. They will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences and the experiences of this Midwest farm family. For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to greet and make new friends and ask questions to learn more about their lives. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to farm animals and action verbs.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Meet Me At The Fair: Knox, IN,” 10/11/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 26, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AD526BA1051D454D90CB21F4B8904DC8.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Meet Me At The Fair: Knox, IN.” 10/11/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 26, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AD526BA1051D454D90CB21F4B8904DC8>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Meet Me At The Fair: Knox, IN. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AD526BA1051D454D90CB21F4B8904DC8
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