Remember my post about participating in StoryCorps last August? Check out the first annual National Day of Listening on November 28, 2008! (Thanks for reminding me and for visiting this blog, Kathleen McCarthy from StoryCorps :)
The power of oral history is immense. Try it with your family members!
I'm planning to participate by talking and listening to my mother who lives in Queens, NY. We'll drive to New York City the day before Thanksgiving, visit with our friend Angela who lives in Manhattan, maybe find the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade action, and visit with my mom in Queens. I'll probably use my small microphone recorder device that plugs into the iPod to create a podcast.
Built into my Family History project for students is interviewing and listening to a family member tell a story about an important event or person.