Since 2016, students in Timber Creek Journalism and Student Media classes, plus some English classes have joined in on the project that helps archive the oral histories of our community.

“The Great Thanksgiving Listen” is a national project that empowers young people to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder using the free StoryCorps App or, new for 2020, a socially-distanced video platform.

Interviews become part of the StoryCorps Archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. To date, thousands of high schools from all 50 states have participated and preserved more than 90,000 interviews, providing families with a priceless piece of personal history.

Find more information about the project in this video here:

Want to take part in the project? StoryCorp has made MANY resources available to students and families via the following links: https://storycorps.org/participate/the-great-thanksgiving-listen/

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