The Great Thanksgiving Listen, a project of StoryCorps

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The goal of  StoryCorps is to double in one weekend the 65,000 audio recordings StoryCorps has collected since 2003. The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national assignment to engage people of all ages in the act of listening This activity is at the same time educative for teenagers, helping them to better understand the older generation. They will also develop speaking skills, “an increased connectedness to community and to school” and “a deepened sense of social awareness, exhibited by appreciation of diversity and respect for others.” “If we can pull this off, it will create a very powerful and important bottom-up history, history through our voices, through our family’s voices and stories of the last 75, 80, 90 years of United States history,” StoryCorps founder Dave Isay

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