In 2015, StoryCorps began a project that is right up our alley. Here’s the scoop:
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national education project that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder over Thanksgiving weekend using the StoryCorps App.
Interviews are entered into the StoryCorps archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and on StoryCorps.me where they become an invaluable resource for future historians and provide families with a priceless piece of personal history.
Not a teacher or a school? You can still participate & make history.
Download the StoryCorps App, select your questions, and take some time to listen and record a loved one this Thanksgiving. Their stories will be preserved for future generations to discover. Check out more “Recipes for Success” and share your interviews with us by tagging #TheGreatListen and @StoryCorps.”
EngAGE knows the value of preserving stories told by elders. Why not share yours during this Thanksgiving holiday? Get details from StoryCorps here.