StoryCorps has several programs designed to help educators. Stories are powerful way to teach not only history but also help student learning interviewing methods and the value of listening. Here are some of StoryCorps educational programs:
- 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.
- StoryCorps’ National Teachers Initiative will collect, preserve, and share stories that celebrate the profound impact of great educators on all of our lives. Read more.
- 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.
StoryCorps has lots of great resources for anyone working on a story project. Take some time to explore their website.