Set your Thanksgiving table for listening


It’s the connections they’ll remember more than the centerpiece or the stuffing. Download and print the official Great Thanksgiving Listen placemat, in whatever quantity you need, and you’ll have a sampler platter of StoryCorps Great Questions closer than the salt shaker. Use them as ice-breakers around the table, then after the meal find a quiet place and record your interview with the free StoryCorps App.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen was developed for high school students to interview an elder and contribute their voices to the Library of Congress, but anyone with a smartphone and an interest in storytelling can participate. People of all ages are encouraged to download the free StoryCorps App. Use it to create your own unique oral history with an elder or loved one in your life.

Be sure to visit the project’s website for all details including the Teacher Toolkit.