Catalog of Educational Videos Titles E-G

Eagle is Flying

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

Documents the first attempts to bring viable eagle eggs from Minnesota to nests on the Kennebec River at the beginning of the program to restore eagles to Maine in 1974-75.

Eagle Rising

25 min. ; 4-12 ; Environment, Native Americans ; Produced by Ursus Productions (1999)

An interesting look at the demand for bald and golden eagle feathers, parts and pieces for Native American culture and religion. How the US Fish and Wildlife Service regulates trade in eagle parts and tries to fulfill requests by Native Americans by maintaining a feather 'bank'. This bank, or repository, is where eagles that are found dead, eagle feathers and parts, and eagles that die in captivity are sent so their parts can be distributed to Native Americans. A good look at interactions between cultures and wildlife.

Easing The Burden: Parkinson's Disease

30 min. A production of MPBN (2010)

"Easing the Burden" is a short documentary from MPBN that tells the human stories behind Parkinson's disease. The film explores who these people are and how they cope, delving into their hopes and fears regarding Parkinson's disease.

Equal Justice Under the Law

6 programs - 30 min. each ; 9-12 ; Criminal Justice, History ; Distributed by: Public Broadcasting System (1986)

Equal Justice Under The Law dramatizes four famous John Marshall trials. As Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1801-1835, he led the Court at a time when history was just beginning for the United States; and his compelling logic and far-sighted opinions shaped the course of America.

1) Marbury vs. Madison 2) McCulloch vs. Maryland 3) Gibbons vs. Ogden 4) The Trial of Aaron Burr, Pt 1 5) The Trial of Aaron Burr, Pt. 2 3) The Trial of Aaron Burr, Pt. 3

Essential Science for Teachers: Earth and Space Science

8 programs - 60 min. each ; Teachers (K-6) ; Geology, Science, Space, Teacher Education ; Produced by: Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr for Astrophysics (2004); Annenberg/ CPB Channel

Earth and Space Science consists of eight one-hour video programs that provide in-class activities and homework explorations. Real-world examples, demonstrations, animations, still graphics, and interviews with scientists compose content segments that are intertwined with in-depth interviews with children that uncover their ideas about the topic at hand. Each program also features an elementary school teacher and his or her students exploring the topic using exemplary science curricula.

  • Earth's Solid Membrane: SoilSession 1. Earth's Solid Membrane: Soil - How does soil appear on a newly born, barren volcanic island? In this session, participants explore how soil is formed, its role in certain Earth processes, its composition and structure, and its place in the structure of the Earth.
  • Session 2. Every Rock Tells A Story - How can we use rocks to understand events in the Earth's past? In this session, participants explore the processes that form sedimentary rocks, learn how fossils are preserved, and are introduced to the theory of plate tectonics.
  • Session 3. Journey to the Earth's Interior - How do we know what the interior of the Earth is like if we've never been there? In this session, participants examine the internal structure of the Earth and learn how it is possible for entire continents to move across its surface.
  • Session 4. The Engine That Drives the Earth - What drives the movement of tectonic plates? In this session, participants learn how plates interact at plate margins, how volcanoes work, and the story of Hawaii 's formation.
  • Session 5. When Continents Collide - How is it possible that marine fossils are found on Mount Everest , the world's highest continental mountain? In this session, participants learn what happens when continents collide and how this process shapes the surface of the Earth.
  • Session 6. Restless Landscapes - If almost all mountains are formed the same way, why do they look so different? In this session, participants learn about the forces continually at work on the surface of the Earth that sculpt the ever-changing landscape.
  • Session 7. Our Nearest Neighbor: The Moon - Why is the Moon, our nearest neighbor in the solar system, so different from the Earth? In this session, participants explore the complex connections between the Earth and Moon, the origin of the Moon, and the roles played by gravity and collisions in the Earth-Moon system.
  • Session 8. Order out of Chaos: Our Solar System - Why do all the planets orbit the Sun in the same direction and why are the planets closest to the Sun so different from the gas giants farther out? In this session, participants gain a better understanding of the nature of the solar system by examining its formation.

Europe & America

30 min. ; 9-12 ; Foreign Countries, History ; Produced by: NATO (1981)

The history of the United States from pre-Revolutionary days to the present and events which led to the development of foreign policy, NATO, and the Marshall Plan. Narrated by Anthony Quayle.

Family After Divorce: Restoring Family Fabric

60 min. ; 9-12 ; Current Issues, Guidance, Health ; Produced by: A Center for the Awareness of Pattern (1992)

The program demonstrates how families, instead of "breaking" after divorce can expand, and how families who have "broken" in the past can restore their family fabric for the well-being of the children and adults alike.

Fast Forward Future

60 min. ; 4-6 ; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health ; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)

This fantasy program features a magical VCR that enables three students to examine the way they have handled peer pressure in the past and how they can change it. It includes a few "Drug Facts" about how different substances affect the body.

Fifty Years of Local Government

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Government, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Media Mill Video Productions (1986)

Traces the chronological history of Maine local governments from the late 1930's into the 1980's. Produced to help commemorate the 50th Anniversary Convention of the Maine Municipal Association in October, 1986. Narrated by Gary Merrill.

Find a Space--Show Your Face

15 min. ; K-8 ; Safety ; Produced by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1983)

Find A Space-Show Your Face teaches children what to do if they are lost in the woods. According to Search & Rescue Director Gary Anderson, "Many of the over 300 searches the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife conducts each year involve young children. We find these searches very difficult because children can do little to help themselves, and may even hide in fear from the searchers. We hope this program and the support of schools and parents will help alleviate this problem."

Firewood Harvest

2 programs - 45 min. each ; 9-12 ; Energy Use & Conservation, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (1979)

A step-by-step look at woodburning, from forest to flue. Hosted by Elizabeth Swain and produced in cooperation with the Maine Audubon Society and the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Maine .

1) Part 1 2) Part 2

Fishing Maine : Making of Memories

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

Fishing in Maine has come under fire in the past few years, but contrary to some opinions there are still good opportunities to catch the "big one" in Maine . Focuses on the different fish and fishing techniques used in the state, highlighted by several musical fishing montages.

Flowing Past: Maine 's Kennebec and Dead Rivers

9-12 ; Energy Use & Conservation, Environment, History, Maine Studies, Native Americans ; MPBN, Lewiston , ME (2003)

Examines the histories of the Kennebec and Dead Rivers . Topics covered: Native American Life; The Popham Colony; Shipbuilding; Logging; Transportation; Benedict Arnold's March to Quebec ; Ice Harvest; Paper Industry; Hydroelectric Power; White Water Rafting.

For Your Lake's Sake

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Environment, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection (1990)

Because Maine 's lakes are a source of drinking water for many cities and towns and are heavily used for recreational purposes, the water quality of these lakes is very important. Four Maine high school students from the mid-coast region take a look at some of the causes of lake degradation and at some of the methods of preventing and/or reducing the effects of pollution.

Four Perspectives: Maine Indian Land Claims Case

60 min. ; 9-12 ; Anthropology, Maine Studies, Native Americans ; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (1977)

Four humanists discuss the sociological, legal, philosophical, and cultural background of the land claims case.

Franklin, The Good Food Friend

10 programs - 15 min. each ; K-3 ; Health, Nutrition ; Produced by: University of Maine at Farmington

Teaches positive attitudes and common sense about nutrition and life-long good food habits. Bill Wood as " Franklin ," a well-known figure in Maine , hosts the show.

  1. Can You Make Veggies Disappear?
  2. Are You Spending The Morning Yawning?
  3. Are You A Wasteful Wild Willie?
  4. Snacks With Zap
  5. Invisible Helpers
  6. Preventing Burger Burn-Out
  7. The Great Supermarket Safari
  8. Turn Up & Push Up
  9. What Are Little Boys & Girls Made Of?
  10. A Good Food Review

Free Press, Fair Trial

60 min. ; 7-12 ; Communication, Criminal Justice, Maine Studies ; Produced by: MPBN (1995)

A round table of experts from the courts, the legal profession, and the media examine and discuss the inevitable conflicts between the rights of a free press in America and the right to a fair trial for those accused of crimes.

Friendship, Maine : A Case Study

6 min. ; 7-12 ; Current Issues, Environment, Health, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Media Source (1986)

Looks at an environmental disaster shaping up in one of Maine 's prettiest coastal villages. The community is Friendship and the nightmare is the pollution of the water supply due to leaking underground gas tanks.

From Stump to Ship

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Forests & Forestry , Maine Studies ; Produced by: Sheldon Weiss Productions (1986)

From Stump To Ship takes a close look at traditional lumbering practices and technology in a time of transition as machines and motor vehicles began to replace workers and animals in the woods. It contains many reminders of the way the lumber industry helped to develop the state of Maine and the character of its people. The images presented are a visual record of an important era in the state's changing industrial history. Note: From Stump To Ship can be duplicated only for schools for classroom use.

GED Connection

39 - 30 min. programs ; 9-12 ; Guidance, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies ; PBS Adult Learning Service

GED Connection is a dynamic instructional package from PBS LiteracyLink that prepares adult learners for the revised GED exam. It creatively combines video, print, and the Internet to reach classroom students and independent learners. GED Connection brings the subject matter alive through tours of historical sites, documentary footage, interviews with poets and scientists, and demonstrations of real-life applications.

  1. GED Connection Orientation
  2. Passing the GED Writing Test
  3. Getting Ideas on Paper
  4. The Writing Process
  5. Organized Writing
  6. Writing Style and Word Choice
  7. Effective Sentences
  8. Grammar and Usage
  9. Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization
  10. The GED Essay
  11. Passing the GED Reading Test
  12. Nonfiction
  13. Fiction
  14. Poetry
  15. Drama
  16. Passing the GED Social Studies Test
  17. Themes in U.S. History
  18. Themes in World History
  19. Economics
  20. Civics and Government
  21. Geography
  22. Passing the GED Science Test
  23. Life Science
  24. Earth and Space Science
  25. Chemistry
  26. Physics
  27. Passing the GED Math Test
  28. Number Sense
  29. Problem Solving
  30. Decimals
  31. Fractions
  32. Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
  33. Measurement
  34. Formulas
  35. Geometry
  36. Data Analysis
  37. Statistics and Probability
  38. Introduction to Algebra
  39. Special Topics in Algebra and Geometry

Good Read with Stephen King

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Language Arts; Maine Studies ; MPBN, Lewiston , ME (2004)

In a rare interview in his home state, famed horror novelist Stephen King sat down with A Good Read host Sandy Phippen for an in-depth discussion about King's writing career and aspirations for his future. King speaks candidly about his choice to leave horror and fantasy behind. "I've done all the major monsters," he says, but he remains faithful to the craft. "I can't imagine giving up writing. It's a blast."

Good Read, Season 2

5 programs - 30 min. each ; 7-12 ; Language Arts, Maine Studies ; MPBN, Lewiston , ME (2001)

  1. Linda Greenlaw: Linda Greenlaw has been a commercial fisherman for the past 20 years. But it wasn't until she was described as "one of the best captains, period, on the East Coast," that she considered writing. In 1999, her first book, The Hungry Ocean: A Swordboat Captain's Journey, catapulted to the New York Times Bestseller list and remained there for over 6 months.
  2. Richard Russo: Richard Russo didn't start writing until he was nearly 30 because he was busy teaching college students writing and literature. By the time he found teaching jobs that allowed him enough time to write, like Colby College, he was making enough money writing books and screenplays that he ddin't need to teach anymore. he's now a full-time writer based in Camden .
  3. Cathie Pelletier: Cathie Pelletier hasn't lived year-round in Maine for 25 years, but that hasn't stopped her from writing about us. She also put a fictitious place called Mattagash on the map. Surrounded by storytellers while growing up in the Allagash on the St. John River , Cathie knew she'd be a writer when she was still a young grade school student.
  4. Ashley Bryan: Ashley Bryan's fascination with books started at a very young age. In kindergarten, he was a self-publisher; writing, illustrating, binding, and distributing his own books. It's little wonder that he later became the only black in his art school class, a Fulbright scholar, and an instructor at Dartmough College . Now this children's author and illustrator and painter is in demand.
  5. Baron Wormser: Maine 's second poet laureate, Baron Wormser, loves to write about pop culture and considers himself both a Zen Buddhist and a Jew. Baron is a former librarian and teacher who worked in Maine schools for more than 25 years. He has five published collections of poetry, as well as a guide to teaching poetry. The Balitmore native came to Maien in the back-to-the-earth movement of the early 70s.

Good Read: Writers on Writing

6 programs - 30 min. each ; 7-12 ; Language Arts, Maine Studies ; Produced by: MPBN (2000)

Maine is home to some of the country's very best writers. So what is it about this place that makes for such good storytelling? In search of an answer, Host Sandy Phippen calls on six of Maine 's most gifted authors in this new series. Support for this project provided by the Davis Family Foundation.

1) Gerald E. Lewis 2) Constance Hunting 3) Carolyn Chute 4) Leo Connellan 5) Miriam Colwell 6) Janwiillem van de Wetering

Goose Music

20 min. ; 4-12 ; Fisheries & Wildlife ; Produced by: US Fish & Wildlife Service (1990)

Focuses on the decline of waterfowl populations, habitat loss, positive steps to save wetlands and waterfowl, and the North American Waterfowl Management Plan.

Great Blue Heron Story

20 min. ; 4-12 ; Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Berlet Films, Jackson , MI (1990)

Found in Maine and throughout the continental United States , Southern Canada , and Alaska , the Great Blue Heron is a magnificent sight as it hunts the ponds and marshes for food. The camera captures significant events in the heron's life from spring through summer in a heronry along Lake Erie in Ohio.