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Postcards from Buster; Buster And Beatrice: San Antonio, TX



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Postcards from Buster
Buster And Beatrice: San Antonio, TX
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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

Buster meets 12-year-old Robert who has been playing Conjunto music on his accordion since he was five with grownups who share this traditional Mexican-American musical form. In between jam sessions, Buster gets a lesson in real Mexican cooking, and learns what makes a perfect taco.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Children will gain some understanding of the Mexican-American community in San Antonio. They will observe similarities and differences between their own experiences and those of the children and families in this episode. For children who are in the process of learning English, this episode models ways to make friends, extend invitations, and ask questions to learn more about another person's life. It also builds children's familiarity with vocabulary related to food and music.



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Chicago: “Postcards from Buster; Buster And Beatrice: San Antonio, TX,” 10/13/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA462FB42676419D81E9E2A43FD67236.
MLA: “Postcards from Buster; Buster And Beatrice: San Antonio, TX.” 10/13/2004. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA462FB42676419D81E9E2A43FD67236>.
APA: Postcards from Buster; Buster And Beatrice: San Antonio, TX. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_BA462FB42676419D81E9E2A43FD67236
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