PART I: About StoryCorps/Why Do Stories Matter?
Introduce students to StoryCorps and The Great Thanksgiving Listen using a selection of the following videos, animations, podcasts, and the StoryCorps mission statement.
These clips are provided in multiple formats for educational use so that teachers can access them in the classroom. Unauthorized use is prohibited.
Watch these intergenerational animated stories in your classroom as inspiration leading up to Thanksgiving, or invite your students to watch and share a story with the person they are going to interview.
StoryCorps Mission Statement
Share the StoryCorps mission statement and ask students to identify words or phrases that stand out to them, or which they think are most important.
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.