Catalog of Educational Videos Titles C-D

Can I Get There from Here?

5 programs - 30 min. each ; 9-12 ; Career Education, Economics, Guidance, Maine Studies ; Produced by: University of Maine at Augusta (1982)

What kind of future do poor, unskilled, unmotivated young people have in this state? Can I Get There From Here? is a documentary series on employment opportunities, barriers, and support possibilities for young people in Maine which addresses this issue. Teachers are advised to preview before use as dialogue contains some profanity.

1) Rural Youth 2) Urban Youth 3) Disabled Youth 4) Single Parents 5) Young Offenders

Caribou Caravan

20 min. ; 4-12 ; Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1990)

Shows the first attempt in 1963 to reintroduce caribou in Maine .

Caring for the Caregiver: Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

30 min. Production of MPBN (2009)

The scourge of Alzheimers and other forms of adult dementia is an acute source of concern not just for patients, but also those suddenly thrust into the role of primary caregiver for an aging spouse, parent or grandparent. MPBN has produced a half-hour television special, as well as a unique Web presence, examining the issues and questions surrounding the care of loved ones who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.

The program is hosted by MPBN's Suzanne Nance and produced by Dan Lambert, who has first-hand experience as the primary caregiver for his ailing mother, who suffers from advanced-stage dementia. Weaving interviews with health experts caring for Alzheimer’s patients with the  personal experiences of Mainers who have suddenly found themselves dealing with the gradual, painful loss of a loved one, “Caring for the Caregiver” is designed for anyone who is now or who may one day need to confront this difficult reality.


Catch & Release Fishing in Maine

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

Since more and more anglers are enjoying Maine 's fishery resources, catch and release fishing-releasing any fish unharmed to the water from which it was caught-has become a conservation technique that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife endorses and many anglers voluntarily practice. Demonstrates a variety of techniques for releasing trout, bass, togue, and others, unharmed.

Central America : The Search for Peace

30 min. ; 9-12 ; Foreign Countries ; Distributed by: US Dept. of State (1985)

The economic, political, and military situation in Central America is described along with US strategies for helping the region move toward greater social stability, economic independence, and self-determination by the people.

Challenge of the Unknown

7 programs - 25 min. each ; 4-12 ; Mathematics ; Distributed by: Public Broadcasting System (1985)

The Challenge Of The Unknown is aimed at students who have trouble grasping the concepts of mathematics and understanding its relevance in their lives. The series illustrates the key problem-formulation processes. It helps math students, who daily face pages and pages of theoretical problems, understand how to apply problem-solving techniques.

1) Situation: Where am I? 2) Information: What Do I Do? 3) Restatement: How Do I See It? 4) Outcomes: How Do I Get There: 5) Management: What Do I Do Next? 6) Estimation: Am I Close? 7) Argument: Am I Right?

Challenge of Unanswered Questions

15 min. ; 7-12 ; Career Education, Social Studies, Space ; Produced by: National Aeronautics & Space Administration (1991)

Career opportunities in research.

Climate Report: Update on Global Warming

15 min. ; 4-12 ; Environment ; Produced by: Sierra Club (1996)

Features scientists from the Inter governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reporting on global warming and how it will affect our health and environment. Helps viewers understand the interrelationships between weather, environment and pollution.

Cobscook...Of Boiling Waters

26 min. ; 4-12 ; Environment, Maine Studies, Social Studies ; Produced by: Maine Dept. of Fisheries & Wildlife (1990)

A look at Maine 's most recent land acquisition "Down East" in the Machias-Lubec area. Beautiful coastline, productive fisheries, and valuable wildlife habitat combine to form a unique area that many conservation groups wish to preserve and protect. The program shows the variety of wildlife native to the area, and chronicles local, state, and national efforts to buy land to add to Maine 's Land Trust holdings.

Copper Kettle

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Foreign Countries, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Brenda Nasberg (1985)

The Copper Kettle is about a Maine woman's search for her roots. On a trip to Sweden to research her ancestry, she retraces part of the journey made by Scandinavian immigrants enroute to the United States at the turn of the century. By searching through 500-year-old records at a Swedish archive, she makes many discoveries about her great-grandfather including the fact that he had brothers and sisters. With this information, she travels to his home town near the Arctic Circle and finds relatives living there today.

Copyright Questions

2 programs - 20 min. each ; Teachers ; Computer Education, Library/Media, Music ; Produced by: Office of Instructional Technology (1986)

The programs consists of a number of dramatized situations during which the 40 questions on copyright law most frequently asked by educators are answered.

1) Video/Film & Computer Software 2) Print & Music

Cross Burning: Two Views

30 min. ; 9-12 ; Communication, Social Studies ; Produced by: Modern Media Institute (1983)

Comparison between television and newspaper coverage of a Ku Klux Klan meeting held near Tampa , Florida .

Cursive Handwriting (Zaner-Bloser)

22 programs - 15 min. each ; 2-3 ; Language Arts ; Produced by: WHRO-TV (1984)

The series is targeted for students in grades 2 and 3, but the programs are produced so that they may be successfully used with children of different ability levels and in all elementary grades where cursive writing is being taught. The emphasis is on demonstration and practice of cursive letters and words. Direct instruction, letter animation, and graphics are used to introduce letters and words that can easily be practiced by the students during and after the television lesson. Specific instruction is given to both the left and right handed student as to correct cursive writing.

1) Introduction 2) I, u, t 3) w, r, s 4) p, j 5) e, l, f 6) h, b, k 7) a, o 8) d, q, c, g 9) v, m, n 10) x, y, z 11) Review 12) H, X, W 13) K, M, N, U 14) V, Y, Z, Q 15) F, T, I 16) G, S 17) B, P, R 18) C, O 19) A, D, E 20) J, L 21) Numbers 22) Days of the Week, Months

Dare to be Different: Resisting Drug Related Peer Pressure

20 min. ; 7-12 ; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health ; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)

The program focuses on a friendship that falters when Sarah and Kim realize that they have different goals for the end of senior year. Sarah pursues her interest in track, while Kim starts hanging out with a group that uses drugs.

Dawn of America

45 min. ; 7-12 ; History, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Foster Films (1971)

This program, produced in celebration of Maine 's sesquicentennial year, relates with graphic illustrations and still photographs the history of Maine from its discovery. The program also explores the role Maine has played in the nation's development.

Day at the Game Farm

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

The Fish & Wildlife Game Farm and Visitors Center in Gray is a popular destination for school groups, citizens of Maine , and tourists. Shows some of the new wildlife exhibits, how the animals are cared for, the planning behind design of new exhibits, and some of the wildlife programs offered to schools in May, June, September, and October.

Deer in Maine

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

White-tailed deer rely heavily on places called deer wintering areas, or deer yards, to survive Maine 's tough winters. Characterized by thick spruce, fir, cedar or hemlock canopies, deer yards provide reduced snow depths, overhead thermal cover, higher nighttime temperatures, higher relative humidity and reduced wind speeds. All of which serve to reduce heat loss and energy demands placed on deer in winter when food availability and quality is reduced. Shows how landowners, wildlife biologists and forest land managers all work together so that deer and people benefit.

Diplomacy at Work: America 's Stake in the Future

15 min. ; 7-12 ; Government, History ; Distributed by: US Dept. of State (1987)

A look at the day to day operations of the agencies of the US Dept of State.

Dirigo , Maine 's Legacy of Leadership

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

For a small state tucked away in the northeast corner of the country, Maine has had a remarkable impact on the leadership of the United States . In the last 50 years, four "giants" of Maine helped to lead the nation: Margaret Chase Smith, Edmund Muskie, William Cohen and George Mitchell. Each rose to the US Senate and beyond. Each was pulled to the national stage in a time of crisis. Each demonstrated judgment and leadership that made people around the country take notice.

Discovering Maine 's Mineral Resources

50 min. ; 7-12 ; Geology, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Maine Geological Survey

Profiles the types of mineral resources found in Maine .

Downfall: Sports & Drugs

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Alcohol & Drug Education, Health ; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1987)

This documentary shows athletes how drugs can harm their performance on the playing field and in their lives. The program focuses special attention on the dangerous mental and physical side effects that steroids can cause. The message is that drugs don't make athletic careers, they break them. And sometimes drugs kill.

Drug Avengers

10 programs - 10 min. each ; K-6 ; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health ; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)

These animated adventures introduce drug education to the youngest students. Each vignette has its own message, such as: don't eat anything unless you know what it is; drugs make things worse, not better; offering or accepting an offer of drugs is not the right way to become someone's friend; there are ways to refuse drugs and still keep your friends. Drug Avengers teach easy, sensible ways to refuse drugs.

Please note: Programs 1-5 are for use in grades K-3; while program 1 plus programs 6-10 are for grades 4-6.

1) From the Future.The Drug Avengers 2) Body Talk 3) Up & Down 4) Street Talk 5) Uh Oh Video 6) Fast Friends 7) Picture Perfect 8) Trick or Treat? 9) Double Scare 10) Rock Solid