Resources for Educators
StoryCorpsU has developed a variety of resources to support the education community’s use of StoryCorps content and interviewing techniques in the classroom. Our intent is to provide a range of engaging, practical materials suitable for use across grade levels and with the potential to support or supplement existing curricula in many subject areas.
Ten Ways to Use StoryCorps in the Classroom
Since our founding in 2003, StoryCorps content and interviewing methods have been used across a wide range of subject areas and with students in many grade levels. To explore how to use StoryCorps in the classroom, click here.
StoryCorpsU Lesson Plans
Stand-alone lesson plans using StoryCorps content and interviewing methods.
Classroom Audio Clips
StoryCorps’ archive reflects the diversity of the American experience and contains stories with themes of interest and value to young people.
- Heritage Month Clips: Suggested StoryCorps clips to plan assignments or school events around themed heritage months.
- Theme Clips: Suggested StoryCorps clips to integrate StoryCorps content into the classroom, organized by theme.
More Resources to conduct StoryCorps-style interviews
- Great Questions List: Questions are organized by theme and include Great Questions for Friends and Colleagues, for Parents, for Grandparents, Great Questions related to Growing Up, School, Family Heritage, and more.
- Great Questions for African Americans: Questions from StoryCorps’ Griot Initiative, an initiative to ensure that the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans will be preserved and presented with dignity.
- Great Questions for Latinos: Questions from StoryCorps’ Historias Initiative, an initiative to record, preserve, and share the stories of Latino across the US.
Last month, StoryCorps traveled to the Philadelphia Folklore Project to record the stories of a group of students who were victims of targeted attacks.