Students Sifting and Reckoning Constellations

History 366 Capstone Video Projects

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 Madison area high school students as part of a public humanities outreach component of the class, including visits to the UW’s Special Collections Library and Chazen Museum’s Sifting and Reckoning exhibit. 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?

History 366 students and McFarland High School students discuss what the history of right-wing authoritarianism can teach us today.