In this sophomore seminar, we are studying the second world war, including what led up to it, its aftermath, and how it is remembered. We ponder and discuss the complexities of a war that too often is depicted simplistically in terms of "good" versus "evil." We look at the war through various windows: maps, fiction, movies, oral history, and poetry, among other sources. Each student has created a digital narrative that explores an aspect of the war by composing a fictional account or by investigating a popular historical myth about the war. In crafting their stories or scrutinizing widely accepted but simplistic collective memories of the war, students have discovered and used a wide variety of historical documents as well as scholarship.