The Making of Arthur/Dancing Fools
The Making of Arthur - Matt Damon guest-stars in animated form as the host of a new series, "Postcards from You." When the OscarTM winning star puts out a call for homemade videos for his TV show, he sets off a frantic rush among Arthur and his gang to film their lives. Could the experiences of kids in Elwood City really interest a television audience? They'll have to wait and see if Matt Damon thinks so. (Note: This episode promotes the real "Postcards from You" initiative that encourages kids around the country to make their own videos.) EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Media literacy focus: The kids learn how to write, film and edit stories using video technology. They discover that it's best to collaborate in the creative process. Dancing Fools - Mrs. Molina is a teaching a dance class for kids. The class creates the opportunity for some unlikely dance pairings - Muffy and Binky, D.W. and the Tibbles, and, the most unlikely of all, Francine and George. Will the two survive the dance class? Or, could they possibly emerge as the next Fred and Ginger? EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE: Although they are very different individuals, Francine and George discover that by working together and practicing diligently they can become a great team.
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