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History Channel Marks Fourth Of July With Online Games, New Sites

The Web sites feature games, information, and quizzes on presidents, states, and interesting facts about U.S. history.

Patriots who want to celebrate Independence Day online need look no further than the History Channel, which launched Web sites that feature games, information, and quizzes on presidents, states, and interesting facts about U.S. history.

The sites, announced Tuesday, feature timelines, maps, video, and photographs. The states' site features statistics, interactive maps of the states, with landmarks and points of interest, and games to test familiarity with geography, and other facts. The presidents' site includes biographies, significant dates, and notable achievements.

"The stories behind American presidents and the states are a significant part of our nation's history," Libby O'Connell, senior VP of corporate outreach and chief historian for The History Channel, said in a statement. "As we celebrate American Independence Day this 4th of July it is important to understand the history of where we live and recognize the leaders that helped shape the country we call home."

History.com features thousands of video streams, featuring presidential speeches, UFO sightings, and major events like D-Day. It also delivers exclusive broadband content for History Channel shows, including Ice Road Truckers, Dog Fights, Universe, Cities of the Underworld, Modern Marvels, and Digging for the Truth.

The History Channel site also has an online classroom with educational resources like study guides and lesson plans. The online classroom has a History Day in June and a link for its "Take a Veteran to School Day" campaign, which aims to bring history to life in the classroom.

The History Channel boasts more than 93 million subscribers.

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