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HISTORY at Home is a free video series of brief history lessons designed to teach, inspire and motivate children. Check here Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings to see what new presenters can teach you about history, and be sure to download our “lesson plan” worksheets to test your knowledge after watching each video. Share your answers on our social media channels with #historyathome

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Dan Abrams

CEO and Founder of Abrams Media

Dan Abrams is the CEO and Founder of Abrams Media, Chief Legal Affairs Anchor for ABC News, and the host of top-rated cable series “Live PD “ and the new hit series, “Court Cam,” on A&E Network.

Dan Abrams: How Teddy Roosevelt Inspired the Teddy Bear

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Garry Adelman

Author, Historian and Speaker

Award-winning author, speaker, battlefield guide and vice president of the Center for Civil War Photography, Garry Adelman is Chief Historian at the American Battlefield Trust.

Ulysses S. Grant, the Unlikely Hero

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Civil War Photography Was Ahead of Its Time

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Max Brooks

Best-Selling Author

Using fictional metaphor (like zombie lore) and historical events to facilitate discourse around large-scale problem-solving, Brooks explores new ways to attack old problems as well as new concerns.

The History of Hand Washing

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How Joseph Lister Cleaned Up the Infectious World of Surgery

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Laurence Fishburne

Actor, Producer and Director

Laurence J. Fishburne III has achieved an impressive body of work as an actor, producer and director. Fishburne’s versatile acting has won him awards in theatre, film and television.

How Frederick Douglass Inspired the Civil Rights Movement

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Kevin Frazier

Journalist, Producer and Entrepreneur

As co-host of four-time Emmy Award-winning show Entertainment Tonight, Kevin Frazier continues to impact the entertainment industry as a multi-faceted journalist, producer and entrepreneur.

Kevin Frazier: How the Buffalo Soldiers Helped 'Win the West'

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"The History Guy" Lance Geiger

Historian, YouTube Personality

Lance has always loved history—a passion he got from his mother, who emphasized education, and his father, who liked John Wayne movies. He now follows his passion of telling stories from our forgotten history.

The History of Toilet Paper

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Hospital Ships: A History of Service

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How An African Slave Helped Save Generations from Smallpox

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Barnstorming Aviator Bessie Coleman

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Macey Hensley

Presidential Expert

Macey Hensley started learning about the U.S. Presidents at the age of 2. After appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the first time at 5 years old, she was deemed Ellen’s “Presidential Expert”.

President Zachary Taylor, AKA 'Rough and Ready'

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All About President Ulysses S. Grant

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All About President Martin Van Buren

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Billie Jean King

Sports Icon and Equality Activist

One of Life Magazine's “100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century” and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Billie Jean King is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative.

Althea Gibson, the 'Jackie Robinson of Tennis'

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Padma Lakshmi

Television Host/Executive Producer, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Activist

Emmy-nominated Padma Lakshmi is internationally known as a food expert, model, actress and best-selling author, as well as the recipient of Variety’s Karma Award and the NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

How Florence Nightingale Changed Medicine

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Brad Meltzer

Author

In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction, Children’s Books and even comic books, for which he won the prestigious Eisner Award.

The Secret Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln

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The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

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Brian Unger

Writer, Actor and Host

Brian Unger is the host of HISTORY's "How the States Got Their Shapes." He’s best known as a founding correspondent and producer at "The Daily Show" and his role on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

How 'Distancing' was Used to Shape Our States

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How Transportation Innovations Helped Shape Our States

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John Bukaty

American Artist

John Bukaty was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo. The son of an NFL player and a stay-at-home mom, he grew up drawing, in mud at first, and then with paper and pencil.