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Learning Goals

Watching the Wilson and Ditch episodes will teach children to embrace the vast beauty of the United States of America and will promote an appreciation for the diversity of people and places of America through humor and song from the perspective of two lovable and hilarious gophers that now call America their home. Wilson and Ditch: Digging America can be a child's first introduction to American Studies. This area of study includes American history and culture. In Wilson and Ditch: Digging America, children will not only learn about the geography of each state but will also learn about the history, local culture, popular culture, arts and literature, nature sites, local ecology, monuments, and some of the state's unusual locations. Children will gain map skills while following Wilson and Ditch through the United States but more importantly come out of the experience finding a national identity with the country that they live in.

The goals of this show are as follows:

  • To help children learn the geography of the United States of America
  • To help children understand and appreciate the diversity of American Culture
  • To introduce children to regions within the United States of America
  • To help children gain an appreciation for the natural and ecological make up of the United States of America