Teaching the Value of Listening
Educators have used StoryCorps stories and interview methods in their classrooms since we started in 2003. StoryCorps is powerful for schools–our stories teach history, and our interviewing methods teach the value of listening.
StoryCorpsU has developed a dynamic College Readiness Curriculum as well as resources to help educators use StoryCorps content and interviewing techniques in their classrooms. Read more.
NATIONAL TEACHERS INITIATIVE
Introduction to StoryCorps: A Lesson Plan
The “Introduction to StoryCorps Lesson Plan” is a customizable lesson plan for students in grades 8-12 that is designed to teach students interviewing and storytelling skills using StoryCorps content. In the 2 activities, students are asked to participate effectively in a variety of interactions (one-on-one and in groups), exchanging information to advance a discussion and to build on the input of others. This lesson plan also includes a list of recommended recordings, organized by themes of relevance and interest to young people.
Unheard Voices: Curriculum Created in Partnership with ADL and GLSEN
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Network (GLSEN), and StoryCorps have collaborated to create Unheard Voices, an oral history and curriculum project that will help educators integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history and issues into their instructional programs. Find the Unheard Voices curriculum here.