History TV

Television can be a great way to help history come alive for kids. These are a few of our top picks for TV shows that make history interesting -- and fun!

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Dear America TV Poster Image
Books-inspired series brings history to life for kids.
Network: HBO
(2013)
(1999)
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Liberty's Kids TV Poster Image
Worthwhile 'toon walks tweens through American history.
Network: Syndicated
(2011)
(2002)
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The States TV Poster Image
Fun American history snippets for tweens and up.
Network: History
(2007)
(2007)
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Unsolved History TV Poster Image
Cracking the past's big mysteries with technology.
Network: Discovery Channel, Discovery Times
(2006)
(2002)
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How the States Got Their Shapes TV Poster Image
Upbeat study of state boundaries encourages curiosity.
Network: History
(2011)
(2011)
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American Pickers TV Poster Image
Hunt for antique treasures is a gem for history buffs.
Network: History
(2010)
(2010)
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History Detectives TV Poster Image
Lively series reveals history's everyday secrets.
Network: PBS
(2005)
(2003)
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Horrible Histories TV Poster Image
Books-inspired British sketch comedy yields laughs, facts.
Network: Online
(2014)
(2009)
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How We Got to Now Movie Poster Image
History's greatest ideas are smart fun for curious families.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Where Did It Come From? TV Poster Image
Glimpse into technology's past is fun for curious families.
Network: History
(2011)
(2006)
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The Roosevelts: An Intimate History Movie Poster Image
Lots of historical detail in evenhanded, traditional docu.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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America: The Story of Us TV Poster Image
U.S. history gets dramatic in worthy educational series.
Network: History
(2010)
(2010)
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Big History TV Poster Image
Get the big picture in sometimes-violent fact-based series.
Network: History
(2013)
(2013)
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First Life with David Attenborough TV Poster Image
Smart journey through prehistoric life is great for teens.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2010)
(2010)
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Haunted History TV Poster Image
Eerie but educational docu looks at ghostly legends.
Network: History
(2007)
(1998)
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The March Movie Poster Image
Docu traces crucial moment in U.S. civil rights history.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Foyle's War TV Poster Image
Superb drama is historically accurate, dialogue-heavy.
Network: PBS
(2015)
(2004)
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Gold Fever TV Poster Image
Informative historical miniseries packs a violent punch.
Network: Discovery Channel
(2013)
(1996)
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Makers: Women Who Make America Movie Poster Image
Inspiring survey of important women in U.S. history.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Wolf Hall TV Poster Image
Violence, complex intrigue in quality historical drama.
Network: PBS
(2015)
(2015)
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Turn: Washington's Spies TV Poster Image
Historical series doesn't downplay war's graphic realities.
Network: AMC
(2014)
(2014)
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