Learn Our History aims to promote the learning of America's history and the celebration of our great country by telling the stories of our shared past. Each film utilizes history that is carefully documented through a three-step process.
First, our lead researcher goes through various primary and secondary sources, including printed and online resources to determine the most important events and themes that will be included in each episode. Those events and themes are then woven into a script in which the animated characters experience the history first-hand. After its completion, the script is reviewed by at least two members of Learn Our History's Council of Masters, who suggest changes to make the film as historically accurate as possible.
We work hard to make each film as accurate as possible, often using direct quotations from historical figures. However, given that this is an animated children's series about a fictitious group of time traveling history students, we sometimes make slight modifications to the presentation of historical events. For example, steps are taken (such as paraphrasing) in order to condense the history into an appropriate length for young viewers. Additionally, there are often events in history involving imagery that may be troubling or inappropriate for children, so we take great care in how the historical content is presented.
Our Council of Masters is listed below.
Professor Larry Schweikart, author of A Patriot's History of the United States, $1 on the New York Times Non-Profit Paperback Best Seller List, and
Professor at the University of Dayton.
Professor Daniel Mahoney, Chairman of the History Department at Southeast Missouri State University
Professor Wayne Bowen, Chairman of the History Department at Southeast Missouri State University
If you are a history teacher or professor who wants to assist with the development of our content, or if you have suggeestions, questions, or comments on our educational maeterials, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.