Catalog of Educational Videos Titles H-L

Hard Facts About Alcohol, Marijuana & Crack

30 min. ; 10-12 ; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health ; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)

The program opens with high school freshmen filing into an auditorium for their class picture. The segments that follow show alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and crack devastating the lives of the class. By graduation, six of them are missing from the senior class picture. Voice over narration emphasizes the dangers of each drug.

Hatcheries: A Look Inside

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

About 1,500,000 fish are produced annually by Maine 's fish hatcheries. Brook trout, brown trout and land locked salmon are all raised for stocking in Maine 's thousands of lakes and ponds. Maine has been raising fish for nearly a century. We'll take you from egg to fry to release in this look at how a hatchery works.


20 min. ; 9-12 ; Career/Vocational Education, Forests & Forestry , Maine Studies, Safety ; Distributed by: Maine Dept. of Labor (1988)

The program presents 11 hazards associated with cutting in logging operations and makes practical suggestions for dealing with these hazards.

Hazards of Drugged Driving

2 programs - 15 min. each ; 7-12 ; Alcohol & Drug Education, Health ; Produced by: Mazda/Melear Multi-Media, Inc. (1986)

The Hazards Of Drugged Driving focuses on the specific issues which are relevant to the serious hazard of intoxicated driving, particularly among teenage drivers. The course provides students with the information that they need to avoid drug use, protect themselves from others who use drugs, and respond appropriately when confronted with a situation which involves drugs or drugged driving.

1) The Drugged Driver 2) Survival

Heritage 350

120 min. ; K-12 ; History, Maine Studies ; Produced by: WGAN-TV (1982)

A series of historical vignettes celebrating the 350th birthday of Greater Portland, narrated by Jim Brunelle. A list of the vignettes is available upon request.

History of Space Travel

13 programs - 30 min. each ; 7-12 ; History, Space ; Produced by: National Aeronautics & Space Administration (1983)

America 's history of space flight from rocketry pioneer, Dr. Robert Goddard, through America 's first reusable spaceship, the Space Shuttle, is depicted.

  1. Space Shuttle Overview 1980
  2. Before Saturn & America In Space
  3. Astronauts: United States Project Mercury
  4. Freedom 7
  5. Friendship 7, Pt. 1
  6. Friendship 7, Pt. 2
  7. Your Share In Space
  8. Legacy Of Gemini
  9. Debrief: Apollo 8
  10. Eagle Has Landed: The Flight Of Apollo 11
  11. Apollo 16: Nothing So Hidden
  12. Four Rooms, Earth View
  13. Mission Of Apollo/Soyuz

Home for Pearl

4 programs - 22 min. each ; K-5 ; Environment, Fisheries & Wildlife ; Distributed by: Educational Program Service (1992)

A Home For Pearl teaches children about wildlife habitats and heightens their awareness of what our wild animal friends need to survive.

1) The Robin 2) Habitat Diversity 3) Predators 4) The Right Home for Pearl

Home to the Sea

60 min. ; 7-12 ; Maine Studies, Social Studies ; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting Network (1978)

Home To The Sea is an impressionistic film tracing the state's seafaring heritage from the 1600's to the present. It incorporates a wide array of visual materials. Folk music composed by Gordon Bok is interspersed throughout the program along with legends, passages from diaries, excerpts from ships' logs and stories of Maine captains and their families.

Home: The Story of Maine

7 programs - 30 min. each ; 4-12 ; Environment, History, Maine Studies, Native Americans, Social Studies ; Produced by: MPBN

HOME: The Story of Maine explores the unique heritage of Maine through an on-going series that documents the state's rich history. For complete descriptions go the the Home website:

  1. A Place Apart (The image of Maine)
  2. A Part of the Main (European Settlement and natural resources
  3. They Came By Sea
  4. A Love for the Land (Agriculture)
  5. The Nation's Playground (Tourism)
  6. Trails, Rails & Roads (Transportation)
  7. Power Lines (Electricity)
  8. People of the Dawn (Native Americans)
  9. Rolling Back the Frontier (1600's)
  10. The Frontier Wars
  11. The Penobscot Expedition and the Revolution
  12. Land of Liberty
  13. Struggle for Identity

How a Bill Becomes a Law in Maine

8 min. ; 6-12 ; Government, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (1980)

This program, with segments filmed in the Legislature in Augusta , follows a bill through the process from its development to the signing.

Hunter Safety

27 min. ; 7-12 ; Maine Studies, Safety ; Produced by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1996)

A discussion with the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife safety officer on all aspects of hunter safety. The program also looks at how hunter safety classes, now required for all first time hunters, are helping reduce the number of hunting related accidents.

Ice Age in Maine

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Environment, Geology, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Maine Geological Survey (1992)

Documents the ice age in Maine and shows the various geological formations left behind by the glaciers.

In & Out of Maine

7 programs - 30 min. each ; 7-12 ; Anthropology, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (1976)

In & Out Of Maine allows natives and newcomers to examine their communities in a quiet, understated manner. Through their comments, issues are: community changes as a result of population migration, and strongly held values versus progress.

1) The First Mainers 2) The Island People 3) The Out-Of-Staters 4) The Melting Pot 5) The Retirees 6) The Young 7) The New People

In Celebration of America 's Wildlife

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Fisheries & Wildlife, Maine Studies ; Produced by: US Fish & Wildlife Service (1992)

Takes an in-depth look at several wildlife management projects around the country. Maine 's Bear Project is included.

In Search of the Missing Iapetus Ocean

45 min. ; 7-12 ; Environment, Geology, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Maine Geological Survey (1993)

Discusses the geology of Maine and New England and shows the various geological formations such as mountains and ancient oceans.

In Search of the Novel

8 programs - 60 min. each ; 6-12 ; Language Arts, Teacher Education ; Annenberg/ CPB Channel

Discover creative strategies for effectively teaching novels to middle and high school students with this eight-part workshop series. The series, which covers 10 novels, poses basic questions to help you explore multiple perspectives on the novel form and help your students better understand the nature of the novel. Each program weaves together a variety of elements, including examples of teacher/student classroom activities; interviews with contemporary novelists, literary critics, teachers, and students; and film clips from adaptations of novels.

1) Who Owns the Novel? 2) What's the Story? 3) Are Novels Real? 4) Where Do Novels Come From? 5) Why Do I Have to Read this Book? 6) What's in It for Me? 7) Who Am I in this Story? 8) Am I Getting Through?

It All Adds Up

12 min. ; 7-12 ; Business Education, Career Education, Guidance ; Produced by: American Institute of CPAs (1990)

An overview of careers in accounting. Since accounting offers a variety of career choices, the potential to advance to the highest levels of upper management, high earnings, and the opportunity to meet and work with people, It All Adds Up to an exciting, challenging and rewarding career.

Jackson Laboratory

60 min. ; 7-12 ; Career Education, Health, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (1984)

A setting that speaks of summer pleasures and the dramatic beauty of the rock-bound coast of Maine seems an unlikely spot for scientists whose influence and abilities are known world-wide, ongoing research vital to health and well-being, and buildings housing appealing mice especially bred to make their contribution to future generations. The program takes an in-depth look at the three principal functions of the extensive facility: the breeding of laboratory mice, cancer and genetic research, and education. Viewers are given a look at the research lab through the eyes of seven scientists who work there. Topics explored are: the difference between basic and applied research; the use of mice for research; concerns for the health and treatment of mice; cancer research; concerns for genetic manipulation and its moral and ethical considerations; the quest for funding.


4 programs - 15 min. each ; 5-12 ; Fine Arts, Music ; Produced by: Chevron USA, Inc. (1985)

Jazzmakers celebrates jazz, America 's unique contribution to the world of music. Taped before a live student audience, the series combines instruction with entertainment.

1) Art Blakey 2) Marian McPartland 3) Kenny Burrell 4) Nancy Wilson & Richie Cole

Journey Through the Solar System

13 programs - 30 min. each ; 7-12 ; Science, Social Studies, Space ; Produced by: National Aeronautics & Space Administration (1989)

Journey Through The Solar System promotes a better understanding of our solar system through the new information provided by various space probes and a satellite view of the earth.

1) Our Star, the Sun 2) Mercury: Exploration of a Planet 3) Veil of Venus 4) Earth, the Planet 5) Assignment: Shoot the Moon 6) Moon & Man 7) Fourth Planet: Mars 8) Life on Mars 9) Jupiter Odyssey 10) Jupiter: A Clearer Picture 11) Pioneer/Saturn Encounter 12) Voyager 2/Saturn Encounter 13) Uranus, Neptune, Pluto & Beyond

Just Beer

20 min. ; 7-12 ; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health, Self-Awareness ; Distributed by: Perennial Education (1985)

Drinking has become an alarming way of life for many teenagers. Just Beer speaks directly to teens, using a series of dramatized situations to illustrate the physiological reactions to beer and to dispel common myths about alcohol intake. The program includes comments from teenagers who have given up drinking beer because of the adverse effects on schoolwork, family life, friendships, and their health.


2 programs - var. lengths ; 6-9 ; Guidance, Health, Self-Awareness, Teacher Education; Produced by: Maine Dept. of Mental Health & Mental Retardation (1991)

KID-TV is designed to give students a better understanding of mental illness. The central purpose is to help eliminate the stigma often associated with mental illness.

  1. Part 1 (18 min.) Takes you behind the headlines for the real story on mental illness. The program features actors from the Teens inTheatre group and the Second Step Players in a sequence where they examine commonly held ideas and prejudices.
  2. Part 2 (24 min.) Is a cast discussion on mental illness...the real story! The kids from Teens in Theatre and adults from the Second Step Players talk candidly about their feelings and apprehensions on mental illness and what life is like for those who have it.

Kingdom of Mocha

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Economics ; Produced by: Tom Thomas Organization (1976)

Kingdom Of Mocha explains the nature and mechanisms of the market system such as inflation, recession, unemployment, and maintenance of economic stability.

Landowner Relations

25 min. ; 7-12 ; Maine Studies, Safety, Social Studies ; Produced by: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (1996)

Landowner Relations addresses sportsman's ethics, behaving appropriately in the outdoors, and safety. Almost 95% of Maine is privately owned; and in most cases people hunting, snowmobiling, hiking, or accessing remote fishing spots are all doing so on privately owned land. How do we keep the land from being posted? How do we encourage all outdoor enthusiasts to behave responsibly and ethically while roaming the fields, forests, and waters of the state.

Landsat: A Satellite for All Seasons

6 programs - 16 min. each ; 7-12 ; Geology, Space ; Produced by: National Aeronautics & Space Administration (1991)

1) Remote Possibilities 2) Land for People, Land for Bears 3) Growing Concerns 4) Fractured Look 5) Pollution Solution 6) Wet Look

Last Log Drive

30 min. ; 7-12 ; Forests & Forestry, History, Maine Studies ; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (1977)

The last logs transported by the Kennebec River moved down Wyman Lake to the Wyman Dam Sluiceway in September, 1976. By October 1, the Kennebec River flowed free of logs for the first time in 150 years and the change from waterway to roadway had been made.

Learning Results

9-12 ; Education Network of Maine ; Education Network of Maine

  • Learning Results & Students with Disabilities ( 4/28/92 )
  • Maine 's Learning Results ( 6/17/96 )
  • Personalized Learning for All ( 1/30/97 )

Legacy for a Loon

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

The common loon is a bird of the northern lake country of North America ; Its eerie haunting call is a sound synonymous with wilderness. The program explores the behavior and life history of the common loon as well as several of the factors which are threatening the survival of this superb diving bird.

Legislative Process in Maine

60 min. ; 9-12 ; Government, Maine Studies, Social Studies ; Produced by: Office of Legislative Assistants (1983)

A videotape of a slide-tape program on the Maine Legislature prepared by the Office of Legislative Assistants. The slides and tapes were made during the 2nd Session of the 110th Legislature and the 1st Session of the 111th Legislature (1982-83). Part 1 describes the duties of a legislator, and the various officials and staff agencies of the Legislature. Part 2 provides more detail on how a bill is developed from an idea and the process it goes through before being defeated or enacted into law.

Libraries Alive: Video Project

4 programs - 20 min. each ; 4-6 ; Library/Media ; Produced by: McLellan-Arthur, Zuidema, & Wit-Meredith (1986)

An introduction to library skills for students in grades 4-6.

1) Library Arrangement 2) The Dewey Decimal System 3) The Card Catalog 4) Building Reference Skills: Using Reference Tools

Libraries Alive: K-3

4 programs - 62 min. total ; K-3 ; Library/Media ; Produced by: McLellan-Arthur, Zuidema, & Wit-Meredith (1987)

An introduction to library skills for students in grades K-3.

  1. Meet A Maine Author (20 min.)
  2. This Is Your Library Media Center (18 min.)
  3. Exploring Books: Book Parts & Care (15 min.)
  4. Fiction & Non-Fiction (9 min.)

Life in the Universe

13 programs - 30 min. each ; 7-12 ; Science, Social Studies, Space ; Produced by: National Aeronautics & Space Administration (1991)

  1. Ingredients For Space Travel
  2. Between The Atom & The Star 8 Examination Of Life
  3. Zero-G & Space Suits
  4. Project Mercury
  5. Gemini Science
  6. Life On The Moon
  7. Our Laboratories In Space
  8. Examination Of Life
  9. Life Elsewhere
  10. Life On Three Planets Beyond Earth
  11. The Universe
  12. Possible Futures In Space
  13. Extraterrestrials

Live or Learn

30 min. ; 9-12 ; Current Issues, Guidance, Human Rights ; Produced by: Maine Public Broadcasting (30 min.)

Provides some perspective on the needs and realities of homeless teenagers, as related to the society which has produced them. Through talking to the teens directly, to the staff of two centers which attempt to meet their needs, to their teachers, and to public agency officials attempting to address the legal mandates of education, the producers find no ultimate answers or solutions: but rather call attention to an increasingly widespread and complex problem.

Living History: Conversation with Maine Governors

60 min. ; 7-12 ; Government, Maine Studies ; Produced by: MPBN (1997)

Former Governors John Reed, Ken Curtis, Joe Brennan, John McKernan, and current Governor Angus King talk about the challenges of being Maine 's chief executive and how the issues and atmosphere have changed over the last half-century. Includes a brief historical segment tracing the succession of governors since 1950.

Lookin' Good

2 programs - 30 min. each ; 7-9 ; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)

Based on true-life incidents involving drug and alcohol use, Lookin' Good shows how a handful of concerned students - with the help of their school and community - build a peer support group to resist peer pressure to get involved with drugs. Although the programs emphasize prevention, they also recognize that some students have already been exposed to drugs and may need treatment.

1) Part 1 2) Part 2

Looking at Learning Again, Part 2

8 programs - 60 min. each ; K-12 ; Guidance, Mathematics, Science, Teacher Education; Annenberg/ CPB Channel (2000)

This series provides elementary and secondary teachers of mathematics and science the opportunity to hear from science and mathematics educators and some of the teachers, students, and parents who work with them. Each of the eight featured educators has studied some aspect of teaching and learning and has proposed modifications of classroom practices as a result of that research.

  1. Philip Sadler, Ed.D., Behind the Design
  2. Dr. Marta Civil, Mathematics: A Community Focus
  3. Dr. Carne Barnett, Learning to Share Perspectives
  4. Dr. Peter Hewson, Conceptual Change
  5. Dr. Robert Swartz, Critical and Creative Thinking
  6. Professor James Kaput, Algebra and Calculus: The Challenge
  7. Professor Herbert P. Ginsburg, Children's Ways of Knowing
  8. Dr. Wynne Harlen, Learning to Listen