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Multimedia Projects — Alphabetical Listing

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108 Stitches: The Physics in Baseball

This Western Reserve Public Media multimedia project offers a science-based curriculum that uses the game of baseball to demonstrate basic principles of physics as set forth by the National Science Education Standards and the Ohio Science Academic Content Standards.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Science

Grade
6-10

   

   
Accessible Shapes: Geometry

Accessible Shapes: Geometry

Students will learn about spatial visualization; surface area and volume; and the study of lines, angles and two- and three-dimensional shapes.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Mathematics

Grade
6

   

   

Act of Duty

A tribute to our local veterans.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Social Studies

Grade
Middle and High School

   

   

Ama-Zone: The Rain Forest Project

Are you ready for an adventure in the jungle?   [more]  [watch online]

Subject/Grades
Science/Grades 3-8
Mathematics/Grades 6-9
Language Arts/Grades 5-7

   

   

Antarctica: 90 Degrees South

This Western Reserve Public Media series goes south — so far south that it's almost north! — to discover the little-understood continent of Antarctica.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Science

Grade
3-8

   

   
Big or Small: Measure It All

Big or Small: Measure It All

Five 10-minute videos focus on how mathematics is used in the real world.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Mathematics; Science

Grade
3-8

   

   

Blow the Roof Off!

Discover the power of hands-on, minds-on science as Blow the Roof Off! shares the fun and excitement of science and helps students find answers to all kinds of questions.  [download the teacher guide]  [watch online]

Subject
Science

Grade
4-5

 

   
Career Connections: Get Ready for Your Career 3

Career Connections: Get Ready for Your Career 3

This career module is intended to help students explore career options. In the first section, students learn how to create items for a career or job interview, including résumés, cover letters and portfolios. The project goal is to assist students in making good preparatory decisions and good life choices.   [more

   

   
Change My Mind

Change My Mind

Students will be bombarded with persuasive techniques in all aspects of their life. They need to recognize the persuasive techniques that are being used to manipulate their thinking and how they can use these same techniques to influence others.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Language Arts

Grade
8-10

 

   

Constitution Challenge

In the form of a game show, the Constitution Challenge multimedia package features both “the man of the street” and student contestants as they answer questions about the constitution. The components of the series have been designed for use as either stand-alone educational tools or as a complete package.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Social Studies; English

Grade
5-8

 

   

Dirty Little Secrets: Foundations From the Past

Geological findings of CSU, UA researchers.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Science

Grade
Middle School-High School

 

   
Earth Motion3: Our Changing Earth

Earth Motion3: Our Changing Earth

Have you ever wondered how the mountains were formed or how the Grand Canyon was created? Earth Motion3: Our Changing Earth contains three complete modules that can help to explain these phenomena.  [more]  [watch online] Watch Online

Subject
Science

Grade
7-9

 

   
Economics Academy 101

Economics Academy 101

Economics helps us understand how goods and services are provided and acquired (supply and demand). The focus of this project is to provide an understanding of the basics of economics, and to view economics with a historical perspective.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Social Studies; Various other standards

Grade
4-8

 

   

Floating on Air

Lighter-than-air enthusiasts share the fond memories and fascinating history of Akron’s unofficial mascot of the skies.  [more]  [watch online]

 
   

   
Generations: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Generations: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Discover the story of Ohio’s only national park in Generations: Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Generations tells the story of the park’s natural wonders and the people whose lives have crossed its many paths.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Interdisciplinary

Grade
4-8

 

   
Get Ready for Your Career

Get Ready for Your Career

The goal of this project is to help students match their interests and skills with a career path.   [more]  [watch online]

   

   
Get Ready for Your Career 2

Get Ready for Your Career 2

This multimedia package is directed at middle school and high school students who are considering life choices. One such choice revolves around what career to pursue. What steps will they follow to make this important decision?   [more]  [watch online]

   

   
Gone With the Weathering: The Result — Erosion

Gone With the Weathering: The Result — Erosion

Did you ever wonder why the Cuyahoga River is so crooked, the Rocky Mountains are so high or the road by your house gets so bumpy? The lessons in this guide and the accompanying videos will help you discover how majestic mountains, crooked rivers and bumpy roads are formed. This teacher guide is divided into three sections: slow weathering, fast weathering and the redepositing of sediments. In each section, the desert is used as an example of the results of weathering and erosion.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Science

Grade
4

 

   

Hale Farm and Village Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Hale Farm and Village in Bath, Ohio, just west of Akron.  [more]

Subject
Social Studies

Grade
3-8

 

   

It’s a Gas: Math and Science of the Blimp

The workings of the blimp provide the framework for teachers to illustrate the concepts students must understand to pass Ohio’s proficiency tests.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject/Grades
Science/Grades 6-9
Mathematics/Grades 5-8

 

   

Jean-Pierre Gauthier: Machines at Play

When Montréal artist, inventor and musician Jean-Pierre Gauthier and his exhibit came to the Akron Art Museum in mid-September 2008, Western Reserve PBS was there to document the exhibit’s installation. As part of the half-hour special, NewsNight Akron panelist Jody Miller interviewed Gauthier about his unique vision of art, sound, motion and space.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Science

Grade
2-5

 

   

K.C. and The Kidd

The Kidd is a detective who wants to be worldly wise and mysterious (which is tough since he’s really a softy). K.C. is his partner, the “kid in the computer.” When The Kidd faces a problem he can’t solve, your students will want to help as part of the Kidd Crew.  [download the teacher guide]  [watch online]

Subject
Language Arts; Social Studies

Grade
4-6

 

   

The Language of Trauma and Loss

The Language of Trauma and Loss provides teachers with information about the effect of trauma and loss on children, and the teacher’s role in identifying and referring appropriate students. The program also helps teachers establish a “safe” classroom and improve language arts skills using trauma and loss as a vehicle.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Language Arts

Grade
1-12

 

   

Main Street America

Is downtown Akron worth saving? Do "revitalization" plans actually work? Jody Miller of NewsNight Akron looks at revitalization projects in four U.S. cities, including Akron, to see once-decayed Main Streets in various stages of revitalization.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Social Studies

Grade
High School

   

   
Masters of Gravity

Masters of Gravity

Masters of Gravity is based on the All American Soap Box Derby, a tradition that intrigues children. Once we catch their attention, we can increase their interest in learning. This series combines racing and learning in a fun process.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Mathematics; Science

Grade
5-6

   

   

Math and Science Gumbo

Weights, measures, cooking times and temps, physical and chemical changes … you name it and the Kitchen Mathematician will beat, mix, blanche, toast, boil and fricassee food to explore the math and science that goes into cooking.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Mathematics; Science

Grade
3-6

 

   
Math nMotion

Math nMotion

Math nMotion tackles the very difficult concepts of Graphing Linear Equations, Inequalities, Ratio and Proportion and Using Data to Make Decisions through the use of racing Formula M cars.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Mathematics

Grade
8

 

   
Media Moments

Media Moments / Media Literacy

Students can find out what goes into making the nightly news and learn critical thinking skills in interacting with the media.   [more]  [watch online]

 

 
Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business

Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business

Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business makes the very notion of creating a micro business an achievable goal for teens who have a good idea and the enthusiasm to design and implement a plan of action. The program discusses what a micro business is, gives examples of businesses suitable for teenagers, offers instruction on writing a business plan and financing the business and more. Carol Topp, a Cincinnati-based certified public accountant, hosts the program, which is based on her "Micro Business for Teens" book series. [download the teacher guide] [watch online] watch online

 

   
The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages

The goal of The Middle Ages is to help students understand the basic concepts of this historical period, including the barbarian invasions, feudalism, the Crusades, the devastation of the plague, the causes of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Reformation. This is accomplished through hands-on and project-based activities.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Social Studies

Grade
7

 

   
More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals

More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals

Poetry is using carefully selected words to create a specific emotional response. More Than Rhyme: Poetry Fundamentals helps students in grades 7-12 learn about the structure, usefulness and power of poetry.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Language Arts

Grade
7 -12

 

   
One State-Many Nations: Native Americans of Ohio

One State-Many Nations: Native Americans of Ohio

This Western Reserve Public Media multimedia project studies the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Native American nations that have populated Ohio since prehistoric times. Using the print and Web resources that support the series, students will meet the nations and their leaders through a fun and interactive collection of exercises.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Social Studies

Grade
4-6

 

   
Phi 1.61803: Art in Math and Science

Phi 1.61803: Art in Math and Science

Three lessons included in Phi 1.61803: Art in Math and Science relate the mathematical concept of phi to the beauty of art. The lessons include formative and summative assessments, teacher resource pages, student handouts, a professional development video and more. A companion music video that resembles “Schoolhouse Rock” studies artwork that was exhibited at the Akron Art Museum to help students understand the concept.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Mathematics; Science

Grade
5

 

   
projectRESEARCH: Consider the Source

projectRESEARCH: Consider the Source

Research is the tool that helps us to make informed decisions. This projects helps students in grades 7-12 learn the structure for creating a research project, from finding information to creating a presentation based on their work.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
English; Language Arts; Literacy

Grade
7-12

 

   
QuizBus: Dealing With Data

QuizBus: Dealing With Data

Students in grades 4-8 practice collecting data, presenting it in an understandable fashion, analyzing it through graphing, identifying ways data can be distorted and looking at both arithmetic and geometric probability (area models).  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Mathematics

Grade
3-8

 

   

Secrets of Sherlock (S.O.S.)

Sherlock is a dog — a very smart dog — with big ideas that sometimes don’t work out. Your students will become “S.O.S. Trackers” to help him solve a variety of problems. Secrets of Sherlock (S.O.S.) helps teachers prepare students for Ohio’s proficiency tests in the areas of communication and skill integration. An extensive teacher guide includes explanations and student activities.  [download the teacher guide]  [watch online]

Subject
Language Arts

Grade
4-6

 

   

Sharing Art

There are artists among us who actually make a living making art!  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Visual Art

Grade
middle school

 

   

Shortcuts to Happiness: The Performing Arts

This 10-video series offers insight into the careers that work together to make “theater.” Each segment shows a person whose profession is acting, writing, directing, etc. We then go to the Broadway Series and see their craft “up close.” Finally we see students performing these same tasks in their schools.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Fine Arts

Grade
middle school

 

   

A Simple Life

Explore Amish country in Holmes County. Visit the people and the places that populate the beautiful rolling hills and farms of this rural northeastern Ohio county to find out what draws the millions of visitors each year.  [more

Subject
Social Studies

Grade
Intermediate and Middle School

 

   

Snapshot: The Decades

Using historical footage and narration, this series focuses on the social, economic, political and scientific events of each decade — from the 1920s to the 1960s.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Social Studies; Language Arts; Various other standards

Grade
10

 

   

Speaking of History … Doing Oral History Projects

Collecting and archiving oral histories is a wonderful way to build community, present proficiency skills in a real-life setting, preserve histories that may soon be gone forever and make these collections available to the entire community.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Social Studies

Grade
5-8

 

   
Stark Contrast: A History of Stark County

Stark Contrast: A History of Stark County

Stark Contrast: A History of Stark County looks at the county’s communities, industrial development, educational and cultural institutions, sports, art, culture, transportation and more. It also follows two groups of residents representing the county’s older and younger generations.   [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Interdisciplinary

Grade
middle school

 

   

Test Quest

Welcome to Test Quest, where you can set forth on an adventure to pass the Ultimate Challenge — the Proficiency Test.   [more]  [watch online]

Grade
Appropriate to all ages

 

   

Twenty-four Hours

Find out how local news works.  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Language Arts

Grade
all levels

 

   
Ubiquitous Science

Ubiquitous Science

Ubiquitous Science contains four modules. Each module deals with Benchmark B from the physical science content standards in grade 8. Benchmark B states, “In simple cases, describe the motion of objects and conceptually describe the effects of forces on an object.”  [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Science

Grade
8-9

 

   

White House 20500

Alex and Ravi, the two 8th-grade characters in the story, discover how our government works. The lessons introduce citizenship through a humorous and lively storyline that will maintain student interest. This series is based on the 17 learning outcomes students must master for Ohio’s 8th-grade social studies proficiency test.  [download the teacher guide]  [watch online]

Subject
Social Studies

Grade
5-8

 

   
Who’s Your Boss?

Who’s Your Boss?

Right here in northeast Ohio, young entrepreneurs are having remarkable success in creating and marketing new products. Who’s Your Boss? celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week by profiling the achievements of six northeast Ohio youths and the organizations that support them. [more]  [watch online]

Subject
Social Studies (Some lessons have national standards as none were available in Ohio standards)

Grade
11

 

   

You Be the Producer

In today’s classroom, digital photography and digital video enable students to make a clear visual connection with their subject matter. The purpose of this project is to provide guidance and resources for teachers so they can help students tell their stories digitally.  [more]  [watch online]

Grade
Appropriate to all ages

   

 

 
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