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ERIC Number: EJ957083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
National Day of Listening Comes to Midland, Michigan: A StoryCorps Project
Burke, Ann
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v24 n2 p5-8 Nov-Dec 2011
In this article, the author describes a StoryCorps project for the National Day of Listening. StoryCorps is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their lives. The organization initiated The National Day of Listening in 2008 as a new national holiday, celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving, to encourage all Americans to record an interview with someone important to them. One of the goals that the author had when she began this project was for students to explore their community. It turned into so much more. The collaboration of students, staff, faculty, parents, and veterans fostered a deeper sense of community and created a lasting record of the contributions and experiences of local veterans. While the project focused on those who served in the military, The National Day of Listening provides an opportunity for people from all walks of life to share their experiences and their stories and, then, for students to think deeply about the meanings of those stories. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan