Business/Economics Videos

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 H ere? 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

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.

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.

Maine Works

7 programs - 50 min. each; 7-12; Career Education, Economics, Maine Studies; Produced by: Governor's Office, MDECS, and UMA (1990)

Maine Works, hosted by Governor John McKernan, is a career information series. The programs introduce students to a variety of careers, allow them to see Maine people working in those fields, and to explore and gather information about the skills, interests, and education needed for a particular job.

  1. Journalism
  2. Athletics
  3. Small Business
  4. Environment
  5. H ealth Care
  6. Criminal Justice
  7. H uman Services

Maine's Fish & Wildlife: What are They Worth?

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

Shows how fish and wildlife-related activities comprise an integral - and previously little recognized - part of Maine's economy. Fully 91% of Maine residents participate in one or more forms of wildlife-related activities. In addition, wildlife related activities contribute income and jobs for Maine residents in a variety of ways.

Maine's Surprising Christmas Wreath Industry

5 min.; 7-12; Agriculture, Economics, Maine Studies; Produced by: Media Source (1984)

A look at the winter time agricultural industry that generates thousands of dollars in H ancock and Washington Counties.

Our Local Government

4 programs - 5 min. each; 7-12; Economics, Government, Maine Studies; Produced by: Media Source (1984)

Examines various aspects of our town and city governments in Maine.

  1. An Overview
  2. Public Safety
  3. Public Education
  4. Planning & Development

Portrait of America

11 programs - 50 min. each; 3-12; Art, Economics, H istory, Language Arts; Produced by: Turner Broadcasting (1986)

Filmed on location and narrated by H al H olbrook, these award-winning programs tell the story of America through the positive contributions of its people. Each program is divided into five segments which may be shown as an entire state or viewed by the social concepts developed such as leadership, politics, conservation, economics, cultures and neighborhoods.

  1. Arizona
  2. Connecticut
  3. Florida
  4. Hawaii
  5. Louisiana
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Texas
  10. Vermont
  11. Washington, DC

Reaching Higher - Financial Aid

60 min.; 9-12; Business Education, Guidance; Maine PBS (2004)

There are a number of financial factors to consider when going on to higher education. This program will review the ins and outs of the financial aid process - including the different types of financial aid, and the loans and savings plans that are available in Maine .

What Is...?

2 programs - 30 min. each; 5-12; Economics, Social Studies; Produced by: Chevron USA Inc. (1985)

It explores fundamental concepts of various academic areas and provides objective criteria which enable the students to become critical thinkers about each of these disciplines.

  1. What Is History?
  2. What Is Economics?