For their capstone projects, History 366 students were tasked with creating beautiful, well-researched videos that addressed compelling historical questions related to the history of Fascism. The videos were based on primary and secondary sources, including material covered in class.
These videos were shared and discussed with McFarland High School students in Madison as part of a public humanities outreach component of the class. One of the guiding questions for History 366 students in producing the videos was: what do wish you had learned about Fascism and social movements in high school?
Max Koss is a UW-Madison Biology major whose video examines eugenics in the Third Reich. Matt is also a Global Health certificate student who is hopes to attend Medical School.
Will Diaz is a double major in History and Journalism at UW-Madison. His video project looks at how Hitler and the Nazi party took over the German entertainment industry.
Beatrice Lawrence is in Journalism and Mass Communications double major. Her video project looks at journalism's role in establishing and resisting fascism in Nazi Germany.
Megan Fahey is a UW-Madison History major whose capstone video project explores the interplay between politics and sports during the "Nazi Olympics" in Berlin.
Hadley McSunas is a freshman at UW-Madison majoring in History with an emphasis in folklore and nationalism. Her video project looks at how neo-Fascism has gained ground in Germany during the last thirty years.
Em Mager is double majoring in History and Spanish. Em's project explores the importance anti-Communist rhetoric in Fascist doctrine.