In November, StoryCorps launches The Great Thanksgiving Listen, its most ambitious initiative to date.
This Thanksgiving weekend (Thursday, Nov. 26 – Sunday, Nov. 29) StoryCorps will work with teachers and high school students across the country to preserve the voices and stories of an entire generation of Americans over a single holiday weekend. StoryCorps hopes to gather more interviews over Thanksgiving 2015 than it has in the 12 years since its founding.
Using the free StoryCorps app, participants can capture and upload their recordings to the StoryCorps archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Visit The Great Thanksgiving Listen to download the tools to get started. When you sign your classroom up for The Great Thanksgiving Listen, you will receive a specially-designed Educator’s Toolkit from StoryCorps with information on how to incorporate the assignment into your 2015 lesson plan.
Not a teacher or student? Anyone over the age of 13 is eligible to participate.