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.
Bullying: What to Do About It
60 min; 7-12; Communication, Current Issues, Guidance, Human Rights; Produced by: Maine Public Television (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.
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.
- Rural Youth
- Urban Youth
- Disabled Youth
- Single Parents
- Young Offenders
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.
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.
- From the Future...The Drug Avengers
- Body Talk
- Up & Down
- Street Talk
- Uh Oh Video
- Fast Friends
- Picture Perfect
- Trick or Treat?
- Double Scare
- Rock Solid
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.
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.
- GED Connection Orientation
- Passing the GED Writing Test
- Getting Ideas on Paper
- The Writing Process
- Organized Writing
- Writing Style and Word Choice
- Effective Sentences
- Grammar and Usage
- Spelling, Punctuation, and Capitalization
- The GED Essay
- Passing the GED Reading Test
- Passing the GED Social Studies Test
- Themes in U.S. History
- Themes in World History
- Civics and Government
- Passing the GED Science Test
- Life Science
- Earth and Space Science
- Passing the GED Math Test
- Number Sense
- Problem Solving
- Ratio, Proportion, and Percent
- Data Analysis
- Statistics and Probability
- Introduction to Algebra
- Special Topics in Algebra and Geometry
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.
8 programs - 15 min. each; 7-12; Agriculture, Career Education, Comminication, Criminal Justice, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: International Telecommunication Services (1987)
Help Wanted investigates a variety of vocations for the student who is preparing to enter the work force or go on to college. Job preparation and survival are discussed by people who are active in the fields discussed. The responsibilities and the skills needed for each occupation are discussed.
- Registered Nurse
- Television & Radio Broadcasting
- Medical Technologist
- Animal Health Technologist
- Secretarial Science
- Law Enforcement
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Part 1
- 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.
- Philip Sadler, Ed.D., Behind the Design
- Dr. Marta Civil, Mathematics: A Community Focus
- Dr. Carne Barnett, Learning to Share Perspectives
- Dr. Peter Hewson, Conceptual Change
- Dr. Robert Swartz, Critical and Creative Thinking
- Professor James Kaput, Algebra and Calculus: The Challenge
- Professor Herbert P. Ginsburg, Children's Ways of Knowing
- Dr. Wynne Harlen, Learning to Listen
Open Water & Safe Harbors
5 programs - 20 min. each; 7-12; Guidance, Health; Distributed by: Maine Committee on Aging (1988)
Open Water & Safe Harbors is an intergenerational program which grew out of a recognition that significant numbers of young people lacked the knowledge that life planning skills are necessary to make sound decisions in their lives and that decisions made in their teens affect their options in later life. Also, many of those same young people had never experienced a close relationship with an older person.
- On Deck
- Charting a Course
- Far From Shore
- Rough Waters
- Gentle Breezes
4 programs - 30 min. each; 7-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
These programs emphasize that it's possible for young people to achieve private victories by caring enough about themselves to reject drugs; relate the dangers of drugs clearly and concisely; and demonstrate that those who decide against drugs can influence friends to do the same.
- Jackie & Stacy
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 .
Reaching Higher in Maine
2 programs - 60 min. each; 9-12; Business Education, Career Education, Guidance; Produced by: Maine Public Television (1998)
Reaching Higher in Maine aims at giving Maine students the information needed to pursue new academic opportunities, achieve higher education, and advance career goals.
- Building Futures through Membership
- Understanding Financial Aid
Speak Up, Speak Out: Learning to Say No to Drugs
20 min.; 10-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
As the senior class boards a bus for the trip to Washington, DC, Steve tries to persuade Matt to hold a party in his hotel room the last night of the trip - "a real send off for the senior class." Steve says he'll arrange for alcohol and marijuana, but Matt isn't so sure. His friends show Matt how to recognize and resist Steve's pressure. In the end, Matt refuses to do something he knows is wrong.
Straight at Ya'
45 min.; 7-9; Alcohol & Drug Education, Guidance, Health; Distributed by: US Dept. of Education (1988)
The teenage star of ABC's Growing Pains, Kirk Cameron, hosts this effective video which takes place in a typical junior high classroom. Kirk engages the kids in a lively discussion which covers such topics as peer pressure, mustering the resolve to say no, and cultivating a positive life style alternative to drug taking.
Teens 'N Theatre 2
30 min.; 5-8; Alcohol & Drug Education, Communication, Guidance, Health, Fine Arts, Self Awareness, Teacher Education; Produced by: Adolescent Pregnancy Coalition (1987)
Improvisational theatre is being used nationwide in successful adolescent pregnancy and drug and alcohol prevention programs. In 1986, the Adolescent Pregnancy Coalition funded a new theatre group at Skowhegan Junior High to impact on the issues facing fifth through eighth graders. The troupe of 35 young people, under the direction of Marti Stevens, performs for schools and organizations statewide. The program explores the process by which young teens and school officials can cooperate in addressing the issues of adolescent sexuality, peer pressure, alcohol and drug abuse, self-esteem building, inter-generational communication and drop-out prevention. It also shows how teen theatre works to motivate students and to improve the overall communication climate in a school. It can serve as a framework for replication of the teen theatre concept in your school district or as background and preview before inviting TNT 2 to visit your school.
What Do You Say?
30 min.; 6-8; Alcohol & Drug Education, Communication, Guidance, Health, Self-Awareness; Produced by: Maine Association of Broadcasters (1998)
This program is aimed at helping parents of middle-school-aged children talk honestly and openly with one another about alcohol. Program segments include "role-playing" conversations between adults and adolescents and round-table discussions of typical situations involving alcohol that call for parental reaction.
Words Count with Mark Brown
60 min.; K-12; Communication, Current Issues, Guidance, Human Rights; Produced by: Maine Public Television (2000)
Recorded before a live audience at Brunswick High School's Crooker Theater, Words Count with Mark Brown addresses the issues of tolerance, diversity, name calling, teamwork and relationship building.
Workplace Essential Skills
24 - 30 min. programs ; 9-12 ; Career/Vocational Education, Communication, Guidance, Language Arts, Mathematics ; PBS Adult Learning Service
Workplace Essential Skills is an extraordinary instructional package that teaches how to find, keep and thrive in the job. Use it in classes, workshops, training, outreach or even distance education programs. This is designed for pre-GED (sixth to eightth grade reading level) adult learners. It develops job search, reading, writing, math, and communication skills.
- Orientation: Making it Work
- Planning to Work
- Matching Skills and Jobs
- Applying for Jobs
- Resumes, Tests, and Choices
- Ready for Work
- Workplace Safety
- Learning at Work
- The Language of Work
- Communicating with Co-workers and Supervisors
- Working Together
- Communicating with Customers
- A Process for Writing
- Supplying Information: Directions, Forms, and Charts
- Writing Memos and Letters
- Reading for a Purpose
- Finding What You Need: Forms and Charts
- Following Directions
- Reading Reports and Manuals
- Solving Problems
- Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
- Measurements and Formulas
- Trends and Predictions: Graphs and Data
30 min.; 9-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Current Issues, Guidance; Produced by: Maine Public Television (2000)
Throughout this past school year, Maine PBS producers have worked with young people from across Maine as they have proactively addressed alcohol use in their communities. We are proud to share the stories of these groups and to help demonstrate the positive impact the young people of our state are having on all of us. Support for this program has been provided by the Maine Office of Substance Abuse of the Maine Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services in cooperation with the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Youth Voices II
30 min.; 9-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Current Issues, Guidance; Maine Public Television, Lewiston, ME (2001)
For the second consecutive year, Maine PBS is offering a program that explores issues of alcohol use through the eyes of Maine's young people. For the 2001 season, young people from the communities of Ashland, Rangeley, New Surry and Cumberland County, ages 10 to 17, have produced mini-documentaries focusing on issues surrounding alcohol in Maine.
Youth Voices III
30 min.; 9-12; Alcohol & Drug Education, Current Issues, Guidance; Maine Public Television, Lewiston, ME (2002)
Building on the success and momentum of a multi-year collaboration with Maine Office of Substance Abuse, for the third consecutive year Maine PBS will work with young people from across the state to help them produce their own television productions about alcohol use. This year, young people from the communities of Portland, Oxford Hills, Harrington and Danforth Maine are producing Public Service Announcements with the goal of reaching adults and parents to make them aware of the many issues surrounding underage drinking.