Here are some common questions about StoryCorps programming and the interview process. Please click on any subject or question for an answer. We’re here to help.
SCU College Readiness Curriculum
The program is funded by a grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting as part of American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen, an initiative to combat the dropout crisis through work with media stations.
You can find a full list of our partner schools on the Partner page.
Can I implement the StoryCorpsU College Readiness Curriculum in my class and participate in the training?
- Introduction to StoryCorps is customizable lesson plan designed to teach basic interviewing and storytelling skills using StoryCorps content.
- Unheard Voices: Stories of LGBT History is a curriculum developed through a partnership of the Anti-Defamation League, The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network and StoryCorps that is designed to help educators integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and issues into their instructional programs.
- Ted-Ed: Eyes on the Stars features the StoryCorps’ animation and includes 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.
You may choose to use these lessons intact or as models to create your own lessons around StoryCorps content and process.
- Introduction to StoryCorps, a customizable lesson plan
for students in grades 8-12 that is designed to interviewing and storytelling skills using StoryCorps Content;
- Unheard Voices, a curriculum developed through a partnership of the Anti-Defamation League, the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network and StoryCorps that is designed to help educators integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history and issues into their instructional programs;
- Lists of recommended listening clips organized by heritage month and by subject area;
- Ten Ways to Bring StoryCorps to Your Classroom Links to the Great Questions lists to help support StoryCorps style interviews;
- An annotated bibliography outlining the research that supports the work of StoryCorpsU.
Do you have resources that can help teach my students about interviewing and conducting an oral history?
StoryCorps in the classroom
I teach English language learners, and I am interested in ways I can use StoryCorps in my class. Any ideas?
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Download a PDF version of the StoryCorpsU FAQs here.