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In order to help out families with distance learning, HISTORY has launched a new series of fun lessons to teach, inspire and motivate children. History announced “HISTORY at Home” a free video series available every Mon., Wed., and Fri. at 11 a.m. ET across the network’s digital and social media platforms. Led by a diverse roster of presenters, the first lesson kicks off today with best-selling author Max Brooks educating parents and children on the timely topics of the origins of washing your hands and the history of germs and micro-biology.

In addition to Brooks, HISTORY has gathered a collection of presenters to deliver history lessons on topics they are passionate about. Hosts include Laurence Fishburne, Padma Lakshmi, Billie Jean King, Dan Abrams, Brad Meltzer and more.


“We are currently experiencing an unprecedented moment in history,” said Dr. Kimberly Gilmore, Chief Historian for HISTORY. “Our brand has the ability to harness its vast archive of historical content, while also delivering engaging and thought-provoking educational experiences during this intense time for both children and parents. History always gives us perspective and context to find a way forward. We hope ‘HISTORY at Home’ will provide uplifting moments of inspiration and positivity as we all get through this pandemic together.”

The videos will be available on HISTORY’s Facebook, IGTV, Twitter, YouTube and on their website. Easy and engaging lesson plans to match the themes of the videos will be provided after each lesson and users will be encouraged to share their own activities by uploading personal videos and pictures for an opportunity to be featured as HISTORY’s “Student of the Week.” Also, historically-themed quizzes will post daily to History’s Instagram and Twitter providing a light-hearted, interactive means to engage and educate both kids and parents alike.


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