StoryCorps' Great Thanksgiving Listen
This Thanksgiving weekend, StoryCorps is working with high school history and social studies teachers across America to encourage students to record an interview with a grandparent or another elder using the free StoryCorps app. With permission from the participants, each of these interviews will be uploaded to the StoryCorps archive in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
This is a project about the sharing of wisdom, gratitude, and respect across generations. The Great Thanksgiving Listen offers participants a chance to discover the history in their own families and lives while honoring their elders through the act of listening.
Want to participate? You can download the app the in the app store of your choice or on StoryCorp's website.
Need some help with your interviews? Watch "Morning Edition" host Steve Inkseep shares interview tips for The Great Thanksgiving Listen below.
For more information check out The Great Thanksgiving Listen's teachers guide.