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May 2014

The World Wars

The World Wars, premiering Memorial Day, explores the connections between World War I and World War II through the stories and experiences of iconic leaders.

Learn more about the series and watch short videos here. View the Classroom Guide and Worksheets .

 

 

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November 2013

Big History

Big History is an exciting new series on H2, airing each Saturday night starting November 2 at 10/9c. Weaving science into the core of the human story, the series takes familiar subjects and gives them a twist that will have you rethinking everything from the Big Bang to today’s headlines.

Learn more about the series and watch short videos here. Visit The Big History Project, to view free online Big History courseware.

 

 

September 2013

Constitution Day

HISTORY has lesson plans and short videos related for Classrooms related to Constitution Day.

 

View related lesson plans. and find additional Constitution content.

 

June 30, 2013

Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom

HISTORY® is partnering with the Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service to bring you Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom.

Tune in live on Sunday, June 30 at 8pm ET for music by the United States Military Academy Orchestra, a performance of the national anthem by country music artist Trace Adkins, a keynote address by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, and “Voices of History,” a dramatic reading of eyewitness accounts written by soldiers and citizens swept into the events of the battle and its aftermath.

The event will be filmed and brought to you live from Gettysburg National Military Park. Watch the live webcast here.

 

 

August 2013

March on Washington: 50 Years Later

In honor of the 50 year anniversary of the March on Washington, H2 will air King, an unforgettable 2-hour documentary which tells the epic story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

View the teacher's guide here.

Related Video: Bet You Didn't Know: March on Washington

 

June 30, 2013

Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom

HISTORY® is partnering with the Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service to bring you Gettysburg: A New Birth of Freedom.

Tune in live on Sunday, June 30 at 8pm ET for music by the United States Military Academy Orchestra, a performance of the national anthem by country music artist Trace Adkins, a keynote address by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, and “Voices of History,” a dramatic reading of eyewitness accounts written by soldiers and citizens swept into the events of the battle and its aftermath.

The event will be filmed and brought to you live from Gettysburg National Military Park. Watch the live webcast here.

 

 

May/June 2013

National History Day

HISTORY® featured a live webcast of the National History Day awards ceremony on Thursday, June 13. Did you miss the webcast? Watch the archived version here.

Learn more about National History Day at www.nhd.org

 

 

April 2013

No Place on Earth

No Place on Earth is a gripping film that tells the story of several Jewish families who survived the Holocaust in the Ukraine by hiding in gypsum caves. HISTORY® will air this film later in 2013. Click here to learn more and view theatre show times. View the HISTORY® Classroom guide here. Visit The USC Shoah Foundation IWitness site at iwitness.usc.edu to find additional resources related to this film.

 

March 2013

Tune In: Vikings

Vikings is an epic 10-part scripted series airing on HISTORY® on Sunday nights starting 3/3/13. Watch video clips and learn more here. View the education guide here. Note- we do not recommend the series for students under the age of 18.

 

January 2013

Tune In: The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents

Jan. 15-19 at 9/8c (4 parts)

The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents examines the lives and legacies of our nation’s foremost leaders. This 8-hour series features leading scholars and colorful graphics, giving students new insights into the men who have held our nation’s highest office. Click here to view the Classroom guide.

 

November 2012

Mankind The Story of All of Us

Tune in to Mankind The Story of All of Us each Tuesday at 9/8c. This thrilling 12-part series explores the key turning points that have made us who we are today. Click here to view the Classroom guide. Click here to view MANKIND CONNECTED: A Global Teach-In exploring World Heritage sites.

For more resources and special features for Mankind The Story of All of Us, check here.

 

National History Day 2012

Watch the Awards Ceremony

Each year more than half a million students explore libraries, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites as they conduct primary and secondary research to compete in National History Day contest. This year's theme is Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.

 

Click the link below to view this year's awards ceremony.

Watch the 2012 NHD Ceremony

To view the webcast you will need Adobe Flash

Download Flash player here: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

 

April 2012

Pick and Tell: American Pickers National Student Contest

HISTORY’s American Pickers is a national sensation. Millions of people tune in each week to see Mike and Frank search through garages, basements, barns and other remote locales to find antiques and rare treasures. Along the way they encounter fascinating characters and hidden slices of Americana. Now, HISTORY wants students across the country to search for and tell us about the artifacts, collectibles, and unique items in their backyards.

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to submit short videos and photos along with essays or bullet points (500 words or less) about a significant or important historical item they have discovered. These items can be collectibles, antiques, photographs, or any other item of historical or sentimental value. Click here: to find out more and view the official contest rules.

 

January 2012: Tune In!

Double Victory is a documentary companion to Red Tails, a new film produced by George Lucas about the legendary Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, the first African American aerial unit. Tune in to Double Victory: Jan. 13th at 8PM/EST on H2. It also airs on HISTORY on Jan. 14th at 4pm/EST and on H2 on Jan. 16th at 4pm and HISTORY Classroom on Feb. 6th & 13th at 6am/5c. View the Classroom Guide here. Learn more about Red Tails (premiering in theaters Jan. 20th!) here: http://www.redtails2012.com/

 

November 2011

National History Bee Middle School Competition

We are delighted to announce that students in grades 6-8 across the USA can compete in the all-new National History Bee Middle School Competition, an academic quiz tournament that promotes history education in a fun and exciting way. Students have the opportunity to win a trip to Washington, DC and compete for the $50,000 Grand Prize Scholarship at the National Championship, which will air on HISTORY in Spring 2012. Visit www.ms.historybee.com to register view official contest rules, and find answers to FAQs. Sign up now!

 

August 23, 2011

9/11 Anniversary: Classroom Resources

HISTORY has resources for schools and communities to help observe the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. On Sunday 9/11, A+E Networks will air our Emmy-Award winning special 102 Minutes That Changed America at 8:46am across all networks. See below for links to classroom guides. (Note- we do not recommend these programs for young children. Viewer discretion is advised.) Click here for tips for talking to children about 9/11 from the September 11 Memorial & Museum. Questions? Email us at classroom@aetn.com

Classroom Guides:

 

April 2011

Stay Tuned: Gettysburg, Airs May 30th at 9/8c

Coming Memorial Day weekend: HISTORY will feature an entire week of on-air Civil War programming. View a Gettysburg teacher's guide here. Stay tuned for details. Find out how you can help preserve Civil War sites and stories through HISTORY's Give 150 campaign at www.give 150.com.

 

Prepare for Black History Month and President's Day

HISTORY has many resources to help make Black History Month and President's Day meaningful in your classrooms. Visit us online here for Black History Month Resources and here for President's Day Resources. Click here to find related teacher's guides.

 

The Naturalized

The Naturalized tells the moving stories of immigrants to the U.S. as they navigate the process of becoming citizens. View the teacher's guide here. HISTORY challenges all Americans to know the answers required of all new citizens, take the Citizenship Quiz here!

 

America The Story of Us

April 30, 2010

America The Story of Us tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented, focusing on moments in which everyday people harnessed technology to advance human progress. This 12-part series, premiering April 25, 2010 9pm/8c covers the scope of American history, from the rigors of early settlement to the construction of the transcontinental railroad – the Internet of its day – to the Apollo 13 mission.

Episode Guides

Contests

 

January 1, 2010

BackStory is a brand-new public radio program that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the hour, they are joined by fellow historians, people in the news, and callers interested in exploring the roots of what’s going on today. Together, they drill down to colonial times and earlier, revealing the connections (and disconnections) between past and present. With its passionate, intelligent, and irreverent approach, BackStory is fun and essential listening no matter who you are.

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