StoryCorps Lesson Plans
StoryCorpsU College Readiness Curriculum
The StoryCorpsU College Readiness Curriculum, developed in alignment with the Common Core Standards, introduces students to the power of their own voice, develops public speaking and critical listening skills, and helps them articulate their aspirations. Students practice college and career readiness skills, such as learning to communicate information in a well-structured, audience-appropriate manner and writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. Currently the StoryCorpsU College Readiness Curriculum is available only for partner schools.
Introduction to StoryCorps: A Lesson Plan
The “Introduction to StoryCorps Lesson Plan” is a customizable lesson plan for students in grades 8-12 that is designed to teach students interviewing and storytelling skills using StoryCorps content. In the 2 activities, students are asked to participate effectively in a variety of interactions (one-on-one and in groups), exchanging information to advance a discussion and to build on the input of others. This lesson plan also includes a list of recommended recordings, organized by themes of relevance and interest to young people.
Unheard Voices: Curriculum Created in Partnership with ADL and GLSEN
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Network (GLSEN), and StoryCorps have collaborated to create Unheard Voices, an oral history and curriculum project that will help educators integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history and issues into their instructional programs.
TED-ED: EYES ON THE STARS LESSON PLAN
StoryCorps’ animation, “Eyes on the Stars” is featured in the Best Flips page on the TED-Ed website. The website provides a venue by which educators can share lesson plans around video clips on a variety of topics. The “Eyes on the Stars” lesson plan includes both multiple choice and open answer questions based on the animation. The lesson plan also provides resources for digging deeper into the topic of taking a stand against discrimination as well as links to other related StoryCorps audio clips.
Last month, StoryCorps traveled to the Philadelphia Folklore Project to record the stories of a group of students who were victims of targeted attacks.