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The Great Thanksgiving Listen

This Thanksgiving weekend, 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.


Open to everyone, The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national assignment to engage people of all ages in the act of listening. The pilot project is specially designed for students ages 13 and over and as part of a social studies, history, civics, government, journalism, or political science class, or as an extracurricular activity. All that is needed to participate is a smartphone and the StoryCorps mobile app.


It’s here! Get The Free Teacher Toolkit

The Free Teacher Toolkit contains everything you need to get start planning for your classroom today. Contents includes:

  • Background information for Teachers
  • Lesson Planning Guide
  • Follow-Up Activities for your Students
  • Permission Slips
  • Worksheets
  • StoryCorps Great Questions

Click here to download the file. (PDF, 26 pages)


Not a high school student or teacher, but still want to participate? That’s great!

Anyone over the age of 13 can participate (with parental consent if you’re under 18). Simply download the StoryCorps app and use the built-in prompts to record and publish an interview over Thanksgiving weekend. There are resources here to help you get the most out of your interview experience.


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