StoryCorps's picture

StoryCorps 

Founded in 2003, the nonprofit organization StoryCorps has given more than 250,000 people the chance to record interviews about their lives, pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and leave a legacy for the future. StoryCorps shares edited excerpts of these recordings with millions each week through popular weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books. StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

This school year, StoryCorps is once again bringing you The Great Thanksgiving Listen (TGTL), a national education project based on a simple idea: find an elder you love and interview them about their life.

Download the StoryCorps app to record and archive your interview in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, where it will become an invaluable resource for future historians and provide families with a priceless piece of history. Last Thanksgiving, over 100,000 individuals participated across all 50 states to capture the voices of an entire generation in a single weekend. This Thanksgiving, empower your students to make history with their loved ones.

For more information on StoryCorps, visit our website here

Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
LinkedIN
email
sharethis
Resources 52
Views 18,301
Downloads 1,606

51 items

Connecting Students Through Conversation: Bringing Oral History into the Classroom with StoryCorps
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS, PD
Please join Emily Janssen, Perri Chinalai for a multimedia workshop hosted by StoryCorps and Share My Lesson. You'll learn about a national oral...
Introduction to StoryCorps
StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay talks to his nephew about the origin of StoryCorps, the importance of listening, and reminds him that everyone has a...
The Great Thanksgiving Listen (2019)
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Common Core
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national education project that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United...
StoryCorps Podcast 452: The First Great Listen
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
The weekly StoryCorps podcast dedicated an episode to highlights from the 2015 Great Thanksgiving Listen. This episode includes excerpts from...
StoryCorps Interview Tips
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Multiple resources from StoryCorps all about interviewing, including: Host of NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep, gives advice on how to choose...
The Last Viewing
StoryCorps 
Updated: 
2020
0 Comments
Allen Hoe served as a combat medic during the Vietnam War, and his two sons continued his legacy of service. His oldest son, Nainoa, eventually...
Germans in the Woods
StoryCorps 
Updated: 
2019
0 Comments
  • World War II
  • High School
Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The stark black and white...
"I wanted to be exactly like him."
  • Contemporary US
  • High School
In December of 1965, Sgt. 1st Class Carl Torello was serving with the Special Forces in Vietnam when he was killed by a roadside bomb. His daughter,...
"War does change you."
StoryCorps 
Updated: 
2019
0 Comments
Puerto Rico native First Lieutenant Ernesto Rodriguez enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2002 as an opportunity to serve, see the world, and better his...
The Icing on the Cake
StoryCorps 
Updated: 
2016
0 Comments
  • Multiple Subjects
  • MS, HS
Blanca Alvarez and her husband risked crossing the border to immigrate into the U.S. and then struggled to make ends meet. They hoped to shelter...