Lesson Plan Clips
UNIT 1 LESSON 1: INTRODUCTION TO EACH OTHER AND STORYCORPSU
The following is a brief excerpt from a radio documentary explaining the inspiration behind StoryCorps.
UNIT 1 LESSON 2: WHY DO OUR STORIES MATTER
Ezra Awumey to his grandfather, Sam Harmon
Gloria Flores talks to classmate Joseline Mejicanos about her struggle to become a straight A
UNIT 1 LESSON 4: INTRODUCTION TO THE COMMON APPLICATION FOR
UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE ADMISSION (COMMON APPLICATION)
Noe Reuda talks to his high school economics teacher, Alex Fernandez, about launching his first business venture.
UNIT 1 LESSON 5: THE POWER OF PLACES WE REMEMBER
Antoinette Franklin and her niece, Iriel Franklin, talk about relocating to Houston after Hurricane Katrina.
UNIT 1 LESSON 6: THE POWER OF PEOPLE FROM OUR PAST
Cousins Cherie Shanks Johnson (CSJ) and James Ransom (JGR) remember their neighbor and
Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine.
UNIT 1 LESSON 7: THE POWER OF PAST EVENTS
17-year-old amateur boxing champion Seniesa Estrada talks to her father and coach, Joe
Estrada, about how she got started in the sport.
UNIT 1 LESSON 8: WHAT MAKES AN EFFECTIVE INTERVIEW QUESTION?
Joshua Littman, a twelve-year-old with Asperger’s Syndrome, interviews his mother, Sarah.
UNIT 1 LESSON 10: WHAT MAKES AN IMPORTANT STORY?
Jonathan Villafane, a student at the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice in Brooklyn, NY,
remembers his experience being bullied in middle school, and talks about what his life is like now.
UNIT 2 LESSON 1: WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez remembers how teachers changed the names of Mexican-American students during the 1950s.
UNIT 2 LESSON 3: WHAT IS A PERSONAL ASSET?
Julio Diaz remembers being robbed on a subway platform in the Bronx.
UNIT 2 LESSON 5: YOU HEAR ME, BUT ARE YOU LISTENING?
Tierra Jackson talks to her former dean, John Horan, about her experiences struggling through
the Chicago school system as a teenager.
UNIT 2 LESSON 6: OTHER PEOPLE AND OUR IDENTITIES
Omar Leech tells his friend Lenear Pryor about life as a gang member.
UNIT 2 LESSON 7: PEER INTERVIEWS
Minister Beau Harris talks to his daughter Kioni “Popcorn” Marshall about the changes their family
has seen over the years.
UNIT 2 LESSON 8: UNPACKING YOUR STORY
Monica Mayer speaks to her friend Spencer Wilkinson, Jr. about how her father took her and her sisters out to work in his old homestead one day in order to teach them a very important lesson about their education.
UNIT 3 LESSON 1: GOING TO COLLEGE?
Blanca Alvarez tells her daughter Connie about illegally crossing the border from Mexico to the United States.
Larry Young tells his friends Clyde Cleveland about trying to register for college in the early 1940s.
UNIT 3 LESSON 3: GRIT AND THE GROWTH MINDSET
Claritza Abreu tells her friend Gerardo Villacres about the challenges she faced at her first job in the United States.
Daisha Cooper talks about participating in her first beauty pageant and the lessons she learned along the way.
Last month, StoryCorps traveled to the Philadelphia Folklore Project to record the stories of a group of students who were victims of targeted attacks.