A documentary made by a pair of Green Bay Southwest High School sophomores has been selected as one of just 35 films being featured in a Smithsonian Documentary Showcase. The documentary started as an optional project offered by AP U.S. History teacher Jason Krings.
“Students can either compose a term paper or they can join an extracurricular activity called National History Day. Every year we have about 30 students who choose to do a historical project,” Krings tells WTAQ News, “They go to UW-Green Bay and they actually do archival research with primary sources pulled up from the Madison State Historical Society. Then they can create websites, documentaries, performances, exhibits.”