The Great Thanksgiving Listen is sponsored by StoryCorps to facilitate conversations between students and adult family members over Thanksgiving weekend. The purpose is to get students to interview family members during Thanksgiving weekend. Last year more than 50,000 recordings were made, and the project back for 2016. Use the toolkit for the interview planning sheet and two pages of interview question suggestions. The toolkit recommends using the StoryCorps mobile apps to capture the conversations. This is a great opportunity to learn something from your elders.
Post to this blog and let us know who you interviewed and what you learned. Check out Cottage Lane’s own “Wall of Listening” to learn something new about our staff. Let Mrs. McBride know if you would like to do one for a staff member not featured.