HISTORY® is the leading destination for factual entertainment, including award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hits including American Pickers®, American Restoration™, Ax Men™, Ice Road Truckers®, Pawn Stars®, Swamp People® and Top Shot® as well as epic mini-series and specials such as the Emmy® Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us, and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY® website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY’s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. (www.history.com).
The partnership with the World Heritage Centre consists of the production of Public Service Announcements which air on HISTORY® in North America and its international channels as well as on the web, such as the Save Our History and HISTORY® Classroom websites and short films to help raise awareness on World Heritage conservation. HISTORY® also takes advantage of its broad educational network of teachers to disseminate World Heritage content through promotional editorials, newsletters, and ads, for example in the Idea Book for Educators, which has approximately 300,000 individual subscribers. HISTORY® also created a live webcast, available online, about World Heritage sites worldwide, with free educational materials and outreach efforts. The webcast included students from around the world speaking about World Heritage sites in their countries.
This initiative has enhanced the visibility of the World Heritage Convention’s 40th anniversary celebrations, opening up paths for mobilizing new funding sources for World Heritage sites, and creating activities that educate the public about the need to conserve World Heritage sites around the world.
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- About History
- http://www.history.com/shows/classroom/videos/playlists/exclusive- videos#world-heritage-sites
- http://www.history.com/games/trivia-quizzes/mankind-world-heritage- destinations/play
- http://www.history.com/shows/classroom/videos/mankind-connected-webcast- a-global-teach-in#mankind-connected-webcast-a-global-teach-in
To watch the watch the videos produced by HISTORY for the World Heritage Centre:
Visit HISTORY website UK for more films about World Heritage in the UK and Poland:
- The World Heritage Centre and History® to raise awareness about preservation across the globe Friday, September 16, 2011