Dr. Jeremy Stoddard is a Professor and the Faculty Chair of the Secondary Education Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research examines the role of media in teaching and learning history and democratic citizenship – with a particular focus on engagement with difficult or marginalized histories and contemporary controversial issues. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the co-author or co-editor of three books, including Teaching Difficult History Through Film. Jeremy and I talked about Purple State, a research project he’s leading that is focused on engaging high school students in an authentic political simulation. One of the goals of that work is to build civic competence. We also discussed the role of film and TV in the K-12 classroom. We hope you enjoy the conversation.