As networks focus on keeping viewers informed, connected and entertained during this global health crisis, History on Monday launched a new campaign giving kids something to look forward to every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
“History at Home,” which is available on the network’s website and social media platforms, provides fun, educational content to teach, inspire and motivate children, History said in a statement. The lessons are led by a lineup of inspiring figures such as best-selling author Max Brooks who, in Monday’s edition, teaches the history of germs and micro-biology as well as the importance of washing your hands.
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Future lessons range from historical topics such like how the states got their shapes to more timely material like the history of soap, hospital ships, nursing, and toilet paper. Special presenters also include actor Laurence Fishburne (black-ish), cookbook author and TV personality Padma Lakshmi, tennis icon Billie Jean King, legal analyst Dan Abrams (Live PD), and host Kevin Frazier (Entertainment Tonight).
“We are currently experiencing an unprecedented moment in history,” Dr. Kimberly Gilmore, chief historian for History, said in a statement. “Our brand has the ability to harness its vast archive of historical content, while also delivering engaging and thought-provoking educational experiences during this intense time for both children and parents.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.”
More than 100 episodes of educational programming, including study materials, text stories and video, are also available at History at Home’s online hub. The network is also offering free trials of History Vault, which includes over 2,000 hours of historical content for viewers.