Terry Kaldhusdal

Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort is Terry Kaldhusdal’s sixth documentary film. His previous work includes Thinking Like a Historian, for the Wisconsin State Historical Society, and America’s Kings and Queens, The Gilded Age in Middle America, winner of the Wisconsin Historical Society's 2010 Public Programs Award.

His brother Pete's fight with pancreatic cancer brought Terry to focus on how we treat people who are seriously ill. His film work on end-of-life care has been described as "comforting, thoughtful and emboldening" and his five-year collaboration with Michael Bernhagen in this important genre has garnered 17 awards and an Emmy nomination.

In 1991, Terry joined his wife as a classroom teacher and moved from Southern California to Wisconsin. He currently teaches social studies at Kettle Moraine Middle School in Dousman. His students have created documentaries on a wide range of topics including Responsibilities and Our Three Branches of Government.  In 2014, one of Terry's students earned the honor of representing Wisconsin at National History Day with a documentary titled Hammurabi's Code, Giving or Taking Rights?   

Terry was honored in 2007 as Wisconsin's State Teacher of the Year, and in 2014 was awarded a fellowship with the Lowell Milken Center.  Terry resides in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin with his wife, Janet, and their three children.

Film:

Book:

  • 2008 - The Composition Jam Box: A Complete Guide to 21st Century Multimedia Projects (co-authored with Alan Sitomer and Joseph Fatheree)