THE GREAT THANKSGIVING LISTEN
11/12 thru 11/16
THIS WEEK WILL BE ALL ABOUT LISTENING AND STORYTELLING.
WE will Be working on this in class
Learn about StoryCorps and the interview concept
Use questions to develop a story and express a shared experience
Create a primary source using technology (and have the option to enter it into the historical record)
Write archive-quality titles, summaries, and keywords
THE STORYCORP APP<<DOWNLOAD THE APP
ATTITUDE: APPROACH THIS PROJECT WITH OPEN EARS AND LISTEN.
HOMEWORK DUE 11_13_18:DOWNLOAD THE APP & INSTALL IT.
MR.WHITE WILL CHECK AS YOU COME IN THE DOOR.
OBJECTIVE: LEARN HOW TO BE BETTER LISTENERS AND INTERVIEWERS
PROVIDED: INDEX CARDS/COMPUTER/THE GREAT QUESTION LIST
DOWNLOAD THE GREAT QUESTION LIST
TODAY WE START LEARNING ABOUT THE INTERVIEW PROCESS.
Provide each student with an index card. Hand out student copies of
The Great Questions List or project it for the whole class using available technology.
Ask students to choose one question for someone else in the room to answer and to write it on their index card.
Model how the activity will work. Approach a student and ask the question you wrote on an index card. The student answers it, then asks you their question. After you have both answered a question, trade index cards. Both you and the model student will now find a new partner and ask a new question.
Explain that each time students talk to a new person, they will trade questions. Tell students they will all do this at the same time. Encourage students to talk to at least three different people.
Collect the interview questions and set them aside to use later in the lesson.
Ask students to move their chairs into a circle.
The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national movement that empowers young people—and people of all ages—to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder using the free StoryCorps App.
Interviews become part of the StoryCorps Archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Since 2015, The Great Thanksgiving Listen has grown from an experimental challenge issued by our founder, Dave Isay, into a vital intergenerational movement. To date, thousands of high schools from all 50 states have participated and preserved more than 100,000 interviews, providing families with a priceless piece of personal history.
INTRODUCTION TO STORY CORP
AAVTC-AVTFI-1.2 Demonstrate creativity by asking challenging questions and applying innovative procedures and methods
AAVTC-AVTFI-1.3 Exhibit critical thinking and problem solving skills to locate, analyze and apply information in career planning and employment situations.
AAVTC-AVTFI-1.5 Apply the appropriate skill sets to be productive in a changing, technological, diverse workplace to work independently and apply team work skills.
AAVTC-AVTFI-3.1 Identify and utilize trade terminology in the media production lab.
AAVTC-AVTFI-7.4 Demonstrate the difference between uploading and downloading and identify different compression methods commonly used with digital video.
AAVTC-AVTFI-8.5 Demonstrate various methods to export completed media including DVD authoring and digital upload.
AAVTC-AVTFI-8.6 Demonstrate basic audio editing techniques.
AAVTC-AVTFI-8.7 Demonstrate special effects processing to include color correction, keying and digital compositing.