Catalog of Educational Videos Titles A-B

Abnaki: The Native People of Maine

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Anthropology, Maine Studies, Native Americans ; Produced by: Maine Humanities Council, Portland , ME (1986)

A portrait of the four Indian tribes of Maine , Abnaki: The Native People Of Maine describes their persistence within the dominant American society. Through personal reminiscences and narration, the program explores the historical, economic, cultural and spiritual factors that have aided in their survival.

Acid Rain

4 programs - 10 min. each ; 4-6 ; Environment ; International Communications Services

Based on the concept that children learn best from other children, young "reporters" present their urgent message through on-location segments and interviews with leading scientists.

1. What Is it? 2. Effects and Impacts 3. Airborn Pollution 4. Can I Make a Difference

Adventures at Camp Moosetooth

3 programs - 15 min. each ; K-4 ; Dental Health, Nutrition ; Produced by: Maine Dept. of Human Services (1984)

In Adventures At Camp Moosetooth, Bruce the Dental Health Moose and his friend, Yvonne the French Canadian Goose, help the campers discuss the importance of good dental habits, including eating wisely; tooth brushing, flossing, and using fluoride; and what to do in the event of a dental accident. Each program emphasizes a particular topic area.

1) The Sugar Shakedown 2) Smug Smile Summer Games 3) The Great Camp Moosetooth Scavenger Hunt

After the Ice Age: What Happened to the Mammoths?

15 min. ; K-8 ; Geology, Maine Studies ; Produced by: MPBN (1997)

Thousands of years ago as the great glaciers began to recede, giant animals such as the woolly mammoth and mastodon roamed the area now known as Maine . Then, they were suddenly extinct. Was it because of a changing climate, or was it the appearance of man that did them in? Theories are many, but there are few clues. One clue that does exist, however, is a woolly mammoth tusk that was accidentally found in 1959 in Scarborough . Perhaps some pieces of the puzzle can be found within the core of this ancient ivory. Adapted from the award winning QUEST series, an added animated segment briefly explains the last glacial period in Maine .

American Frontier I

16 programs - 120 min. total ; 6-12 ; History ; Pacific Mountain Network (1985)

American Frontier I is a series of short vignettes depicting the colorful legends and history of the old West, as well as its important characters and events. Each lesson is designed to teach something new about our history and the pioneers.

1) Joaquin Murrieta 2) James Hume 3) Bat Masterson 4) Shoot Out at the OK Corral 5) The Bird Cage Theatre 6) Piper's Opera House 7) Lola & Lotta 8) Mark Twain 9) Lillie Hitchcock Coit 10) James Marshall 11) John Sutter 12) Nellie Cashman 13) The Comstock Lode 14) Tent Cities 15) The Chinese Workers 16) The Golden Spike

American Frontier II

20 programs - 120 min. total ; 6-12 ; History ; Pacific Mountain Network (1987)

Beginning with the first American frontier, Jamestown , Virginia , and moving west to California and north to Canada , Charlie Jones and Merlin Olsen go on location to explore America 's historical development.

1) Jamestown 2) Three Ships Sailing Into History 3) Jamestown Churches 4) Juan Cabrillo 5) Mission San Diego 6) Fort Smith 7) Handcart Companies 8) Donner Party 9) Sequoya 10) "Hanging Judge" Parker 11) Horace Greeley 12) Central City Opera House 13) The "Unsinkable" Molly Brown 14) The Tabors of Colorado 15) Central City 16) Hotel de Paris 17) Belle Starr 18) "Snowshoe" Thomson 19) The Canadian Connection 20) The Canadian Gold Rush

American Frontier II (edited)

5 programs - 15 min. each ; 6-12 ; History ; Pacific Mountain Network (1988)

Selected from the original 20 vignettes of American Frontier II, these five programs are designed to highlight unique aspects of the American frontier. They portray some of the most colorful places, characters, and events which endure as frontier legends. The series is co-hosted by Charlie Jones and Merlin Olsen.

1) Horace Greeley/Central City/Central City Opera 2) Fort Smith/"Hanging Judge" Parker 3) The Donner Part/"Snowshoe" Thomson 4) The Tabors of Colorado/The "Unsinkable" Molly Brown 5) The Handcart Companies/Mission San Diego

Angus King: A Vision for Maine

13 min. ; 4-12 ; Government, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Jeff Dobbs (1995)

Governor Angus King's vision of Maine for the 21st century. A look at the history, geography and economy of the state using outstanding visual imagery.

Applied Biology/Chemistry

47 programs - var. lengths ; 9-12 ; Career Education, Science ; Distributed by: Cord Communications (1993) Takes 4 T-120 tapes

  • tape 1 - 115 min. - 1) An Introduction To Natural Resources 2) Fossil Fuels: A True Story, Pt. 1 3) Fossil Fuels: A True Story, Pt. 2 4) Problem Solving Introduction 5) Greenhouse Effect 6) Water Rights, Water Wrongs 7) Dust Bowl 8) Animal House 9) Natural Resources: A Summary 10) The Physical Nature Of Water 11) The Chemical Nature Of Water 12) Water in Chemical Reactions 13) How Water Dissolves Material 14) Is This Water OK? 15) Air Overview 16) What Is Air? 17) Why Is Air Important To Life? 18) How Are Gases Used Commercially? 19) What Else Is In The Air?
  • Tape 2 - 104 min. - 20) DNA Fingerprinting 21) Artificial Insemination 22) Ultrasound 23) Color Blindness 24) Genetic Engineering 25) You Really Are What You Eat 26) Digestion 27) Food Technology 28) Dietary Problems 29) Different Diets for Different Needs 30) AIDS 31) Vaccination: The Works 32) Emergency Medical Attendants 33) Quality Control in Drugs 34) Mobile Health Unit
  • Tape 3 - 98 min. - 35) Automated Greenhouse 36) Tree Seed Plant 37) Plant Propagation 38) Farming Decisions 39) Senses & Behavior 40) Waste: Production & Excretion 41) Temperature Regulation 42) Growth 43) Microorganisms Are All Around Us 44) How Are Microorganisms Being Genetically Manipulated 45) Microbes That Serve Us 46) Some Microorganisms Can Be Harmful
  • Tape 4 - 32 min. - 47) Synthetic Materials

Applied Mathematics I/II

40 programs - var. lengths ; 9-12 ; Mathematics ; Distributed by: Cord Communications (1993) Takes 5 T-120 tapes

  • tape 1 - 112 min. 1) Learning Problem Solving Techniques 2) Estimating Answers 3)Measuring In English Metric Units 4)Using Graphs, Charts, & Tables 5) Dealing With Data 6) Working With Lines & Angles 7) Working With Shapes In Two Dimensions 8) Working With Shapes In Three Dimensions 9) Using Ratios & Proportions 10) Working With Scale Drawings 11) Using Signed Numbers & Vectors
  • tape 2 - 110 min. - 12) Using Scientific Notation 13) Precision, Accuracy & Tolerance 14) Solving Problems With Powers & Roots 15) Using Formulas To Solve Problems 16) Solving Problems That Involve Linear Equations 17) Graphing Data 18) Solving Problems That Involve Nonlinear Equations 19) Working With Statistics 20) Working With Probabilities 21) Using Right-Triangle Relationships 22) Using Trigonometric Functions
  • tape 3 - 112 min. - 23) Factors 24) Quadratics 25) Functions 26) Systems Of Equations 27) Inequities 28) Geometry In The Workplace, Pt. 1 29) Geometry In The Workplace, Pt. 2 30) Solving Problems With Computer Spreadsheets 31) Solving Problems With Computer Graphics 32) Quality Assurance & Process Control, Pt. 1 33) Quality Assurance & Process Control, Pt. 2
  • tape 4 - 46 min. - 34) Spatial Visualization 35) Coordinate Geometry 36) Logic 37) Transformations tape 5 - 25 min. (Teacher Programs) - A) Getting to Know Your Calculator B) Naming Numbers in Different Ways C) Finding Answers with Your Calculator

Are You Afraid of the Future?

12 min. ; 7-12 ; Energy use & Conservation, Environment ; Produced by Kennebunk High School Recycling Committee (1991)

The program, without narrative, aims at getting people to think about the environment in terms of cycles, and it looks at the positive role recycling can play. It can be used as a departure point for a discussion on the benefits of recycling.

Artist & the Beach: Clark Fitz-Gerald

20 min. ; 9-12 ; Art, Fine Arts, Maine Studies, Social Studies ; Produced by: Maine Maritime Academy (1979)

Clark Fitz-Gerald, a sculptor from Castine , Maine , explores the intertidal zones on local beaches. He shares his thoughts and reactions regarding certain forms and shapes found in nature and how they are involved in creating a piece of sculpture.

Backyard Wildlife Enhancement

26 min. ; 4-12 ; Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Studies ; Produded by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1996)

Looks at a demonstration wildlife garden and a wetland wildlife area located at the Gray Game Farm and Visitors Center . Both sites were set up to illustrate how with a little planning, anyone can install native plants, build nesting structures, or allow certain areas to grow naturally--all to benefit area wildlife.

Bald Eagle -- Rebirth in Maine

26 min. ; 4-12 ; Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Studies ; Produded by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1992)

The program documents the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's efforts to increase the bald eagle population in Maine . Stunning color photography shows the bald eagle's life history from egg to adult, and the success story which has brought the Maine eagle population up to over 125 nesting pairs today from a low of 31 in 1975.

Bass Management in Maine

25 min. ; 4-12 ; Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Studies ; Produded by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1994)

Uses underwater photography to take a closer look at the natural history of bass; and the influences of climate, angling pressure, and catch and release fishing on the bass population. Also shows how the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife fisheries biologists manage Maine 's bass population.

Bass Telemetry Survey

25 min. ; 4-12 ; Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Studies ; Produded by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1994)

An interesting look at a University of Maine graduate study in fisheries in which over 40 bass were surgically implanted with radio receivers. This enabled the students to monitor the fishes's movements and their use of different habitats within the lake, as well as study their behavior at nest sites.

Be Smart, Stay Safe

22 min. ; K-8 ; Guidance, Health, Safety, Self-Awareness ; Distributed by: Key Bancshares of Maine, Inc. (1987)

Be Smart, Stay Safe serves as a guide for children to follow. It points out the importance of "being smart so you can stay safe." Through illustration and practice, children are taught to think carefully about strange and unusual situations and decide what to do about them. They are shown examples of how other children would handle difficult situations.

Bear Facts

24 min. ; 4-12 ; Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Studies ; Produded by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1993)

Maine 's black bears are a valuable natural resource, the largest carnivore in the northeast, and a symbol of "wilderness" to many people. Learn the natural history of the black bear and view the research study tracking the ups and downs of the bear population.

Bear Hunter

25 min. ; 4-12 ; Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Studies ; Produded by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1997)

Explains why bear hunting is such a critical part of black bear management in Maine . Bears are a popular big game animal and symbol of Maine , and there is quite a controversy about some of the different methods of bear hunting allowed in the state. Craig McLoughlin, state black bear biologist project leader details the many factors involved in setting bear hunting seasons. Hunters are also interviewed for their perspectives on the sport.

Behind the Curtains: Mainers in Russia & China

2 programs - 30 min. each ; 7-12 ; Agriculture, Foreign Countries, Maine Studie ; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting Network (1984)

Behind The Curtains: Mainers In Russia & China follows a group of 23 Mainers through Russia and China on an agricultural tour that is more than a travelogue while avoiding the pitfalls of propaganda.

1) Part 1 - Provides a cultural overview of the two countries, following the group from Leningrad , across the Soviet Union and to China . 2) Part 2 - Is a more specialized look at farming practices in both countries.

Behind the Scenes Look: Making of Made in Maine

11 min. ; 7-12 ; Maine Studies, Social Studies ; Produced by: Media Source (1984)

Shows the amazing effort which went into the creation of the permanent museum exhibit at the State Museum . The work includes the careful dismantling, transporting, and reassembling of an 1850 wood working mill (including the granite foundation) from Warren, Maine, to inside the museum walls. The "Made in Maine" exhibit was completed and dedicated in October of 1985.

Bill Cohen: Farewell to Arms

60 min. ; 7-12 ; Government, Maine Studies ; Produced by: MPBN, Lewiston , ME (2000)

This program looks at Maine native Bill Cohen's remarkable career and the legacy he leaves. It focuses particularly on his past four years as Secretary of Defense, how he has influenced American military and foreign policy and how his experience as Secretary of Defense has influenced him.

Brassau Dam Hydro-Electric Project

20 min. ; 7-12 ; Environment, Maine Studies, Social Studies ; Produced by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1990)

Detailed documentation of the fishery restoration required by the Dept. of Environmental Protection, Land Use Regulatory Commission, and the Dept of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife when the Swift River/Hafslund Company broadened a channel within the Moose River downstream from their hydro-electric generating facility. Looks at the impact of development on the river.

Break the Code of Silence: Save a Life

20 min. ; 6-12 ; Guidance, Health ; Distributed by: Alfred Higgins Productions, Inc. (1995)

Break The Code of Silence: Save A Life stresses to students their personal responsibility to prevent a shooting, suicide or other serious problem that could lead to an unnecessary tragedy. Because teenagers are afraid of retaliation for "ratting" or "snitching," this program not only suggests how to tell an authority; but, equally important, illustrates the many ways that dangerous situations may be reported anonymously. After viewing the program, students should have an increased awareness and appreciation of their own responsibilities.

Broken Trust

30 min. Produced by:MPBN (2009)

In this MPBN special report, Broken Trust, Jennifer Rooks sheds light on the hidden epidemic of elder abuse- an epidemic made worse by secrecy and shame.

Bullying: What to Do About It

60 min ; 7-12 ; Communication, Current Issues, Guidance, Human Rights ; Produced by: MPBN (2000)

Explores who is at risk to be a bully, or to be a bully's victim. Viewers will discuss how the seeds of this problem can occur in preschool or even earlier, and learn how some students - from the Attorney General's Civil Rights Team Project and other innovative programs - are leading the movement to rid Maine 's schools of bullying. The program also features a panel of experts and students, along with a mini-documentary, with information and resources on how to cope with this growing problem.