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Educational Productions

PBS Western Reserve’s Educational Services Department provides outstanding programs, services and resources to enhance learning outcomes for students, educators and learners of all ages.

Technology Skills

You Be the Producer

You Be the Producer

The purpose of this project is to provide guidance and resources for teachers so they can help students tell their stories digitally. Produced 2005. (Grades K-12)

Interdisciplinary

English Language Arts

Economics Academy 101

Economics Academy 101

The focus of this project is to provide an understanding of the basics of economics, and to view economics with a historical perspective. Produced 2007. (Grades 4-8)

Constitution Challenge

Constitution Challenge

In the form of a game show, this project features both “the man of the street” and student contestants as they answer questions about the constitution. Produced 2006. (Grades 5-8)

Snapshot: The Decades

Snapshot: The Decades

Using historical footage and narration, this series focuses on the social, economic, political and scientific events from the 1920s to the 1960s. Produced 2006. (Grade 10)

K.C. and The Kidd

K.C. and The Kidd

The Kidd is a detective. K.C. is his partner, the “kid in the computer.” When Kidd faces problems he can’t solve, you can help as part of the Kidd Crew. Produced 1995. (Grades 4-6)

Change My Mind

Change My Mind

Students need to recognize persuasive techniques that are used to manipulate their thinking and how to use the same techniques to influence others. Produced 2008. (Grades 8-10)

Secrets of Sherlock (S.O.S.)

Secrets of Sherlock (S.O.S.)

Sherlock is a very smart dog with big ideas that sometimes don’t work out. Students become “S.O.S. Trackers” to help him solve a variety of problems. Produced 1994. (Grades 4-6)

Mathematics

Masters of Gravity

Masters of Gravity

MASTERS OF GRAVITY is based on the All American Soap Box Derby. This series combines racing and learning in a fun process. Produced 2003. (Grades 5-6)

Math and Science Gumbo

Math and Science Gumbo

The Kitchen Mathematician will beat, mix, blanche, toast, boil and fricassee food to explore the math and science that goes into cooking. Produced 2005. (Grades 3-6)

Floating on Air

Floating on Air

Lighter-than-air enthusiasts share the fond memories and fascinating history of Akron’s unofficial mascot of the skies. Produced 2001. (Grades 6-8)

Math nMotion

Math nMotion

The concepts of Graphing Linear Equations, Inequalities, Ratio & Proportion and Using Data to Make Decisions are tackled through racing Formula M cars. Produced 2009. (Grade 8)

Science

Ubiquitous Science

Ubiquitous Science

UBIQUITOUS SCIENCE deals with Benchmark B, “In simple cases, describe the motion of objects & conceptually describe the effects of forces on an object.” Produced 2009. (Grades

Blow the Roof Off!

Blow the Roof Off!

BLOW THE ROOF OFF! shares the fun and excitement of science and helps students find answers to all kinds of questions. Produced 1993. (Grades 4-5)

Floating on Air

Floating on Air

Lighter-than-air enthusiasts share the fond memories and fascinating history of Akron’s unofficial mascot of the skies. Produced 2001. (Grades 6-8)

Math and Science Gumbo

Math and Science Gumbo

The Kitchen Mathematician will beat, mix, blanche, toast, boil and fricassee food to explore the math and science that goes into cooking. Produced 2005. (Grades 3-6)

Masters of Gravity

Masters of Gravity

MASTERS OF GRAVITY is based on the All American Soap Box Derby. This series combines racing and learning in a fun process. Produced 2003. (Grades 5-6)

Social Studies

Constitution Challenge

Constitution Challenge

In the form of a game show, this project features both “the man of the street” and student contestants as they answer questions about the constitution. Produced 2006. (Grades 5-8)

A Simple Life

A Simple Life

A SIMPLE LIFE visits the people and the places that populate Holmes County, Ohio, the center of the world's largest Amish population. Produced 2002. (Grades 4-8)

Who’s Your Boss?

Who’s Your Boss?

WHO’S YOUR BOSS? profiles the achievements of six northeast Ohio youths and the organizations that support them. Produced 2009. (Grade 11)

Snapshot: The Decades

Snapshot: The Decades

Using historical footage and narration, this series focuses on the social, economic, political and scientific events from the 1920s to the 1960s. Produced 2006. (Grade 10)

Act of Duty

Act of Duty

Northeast Ohio men and women share their stories of battle and how it shaped their lives. Produced 2000. (Grades 6-12)

Economics Academy 101

Economics Academy 101

The focus of this project is to provide an understanding of the basics of economics, and to view economics with a historical perspective. Produced 2007. (Grades 4-8)

K.C. and The Kidd

K.C. and The Kidd

The Kidd is a detective. K.C. is his partner, the “kid in the computer.” When Kidd faces problems he can’t solve, you can help as part of the Kidd Crew. Produced 1995. (Grades 4-6)

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 and feudalism. Produced 2008. (Grade 7)

Careers & Entrepreneurship

Who’s Your Boss?

Who’s Your Boss?

WHO’S YOUR BOSS? profiles the achievements of six northeast Ohio youths and the organizations that support them. Produced 2009. (Grade 11)

The Arts

Media Literacy

You Be the Producer

You Be the Producer

The purpose of this project is to provide guidance and resources for teachers so they can help students tell their stories digitally. Produced 2005. (Grades K-12)

Media Moments

Media Moments

Students can find out what goes into making the nightly news and learn critical thinking skills in interacting with the media. Produced 2001. (Grades K-12)

Test-Taking Skills

Test Quest

Test Quest

Welcome to TEST QUEST, where you can set forth on an adventure to pass the Ultimate Challenge—the Proficiency Test. Produced 2002. (Grades K-12)