About the Program

"John and Juan" is a lively romp through the history of the Golden State. John, a native Californian, learns from the immigrant Juan about the State's Hispanic heritage, including early Spanish explorers, the original settlers of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, and Father Junipero Serra, the Chumash indians, and the missions along El Camino Real...and John shares with Juan the excitement of the Gold Rush.

In humorous scenes, great historic moments are reenacted with tongue in cheek (a can of spam somehow makes its way into the story!) as John and Juan learn they share a common heritage: 'Whoopi Ti YI Yo' meets 'Cielito Lindo' as they sing their favorite cowboy/vaquero songs and forge a friendship celebrating the best of both cultures.

Actors: David Prather, Armando Ortega; Written by David Prather

Additional Information

Grades: 3-6

Cost: $550

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