February 3, 2005

by Reb Yudel
For the record: Teaching Buster Baxter's Travels

Postcards from Buster . Lesson Plans | PBS Kids gives a good taste of where Buster travelled, before being busted for consorting with gays in Vermont.

Particularly noteworthy is this lesson plan (pdf file) for episode 127, wherein "Buster observes shabbos and goes to a bat mitzvah party in Manhattan."

Other parts of the lesson plan include:

TOPICS/THEMES
City life
Cultural traditions: Orthodox Jewish

FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE
Discussing rituals and rules
We have to… We don’t…
We’re not allowed to…
You have to… Can you…?
Why do you do that? Because…

CONTENT LANGUAGE
City life: skyscraper, subway,
taxi, traffic, apartment, elevator

Compare Cultures. Have students compare the Jewish rituals Aryeh’s family observes,
such as shabbos, with their own family rituals. Create Venn diagrams

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Comments
#1

The kid in the photo at the top of City Visits looks a lot like the writer of YudelLine. It that just a coincidence?

Posted by: Dr. Why? at February 7, 2005 3:37 PM
#2

Holey Moley! That kid really could pass for my at age 13. Another reason for me to identify with Buster's pal Ari.

Posted by: Reb Yudel at February 7, 2005 5:30 PM
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