Who Will You Talk to This Thanksgiving?

TALK TO ME: Does your grandfather have a trove of stories about your parents? Was your grandmother embroiled in international espionage? Let us in on the story. StoryCorps, the podcast that airs interviews between friends and relatives, has announced a new initiative for students: The Great Thanksgiving Listen. The podcast encourages students to record conversations with their elders to "preserve the voices and stories of a generation of Americans." Students over 13 need only download the StoryCorps app on their smartphones to record and submit interviews. The podcast has also developed a toolkit for educators with permission slips, interview questions and follow-up lesson plans.

StoryCorps has previously highlighted the work of teachers across America with 2012's National Teachers Initiative, which published 687 interviews with public school teachers, mentors and students.

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