Tuesday, November 18, 2008

National Day of Listening

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.


only a movie said...

Really cool. Have a fabulous trip!

WendyB said...

What?I can't hear you.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Sarah said...

There can be such knowledge and wisdom gained through listening!!

listenclose said...

A big thank you from StoryCorps for posting about the National Day of Listening! We're hoping to pass on a holiday gift idea: For everyone who has done a personal interview with a loved one (or are thinking about it), make a copy of the interview and pair it with a paperback copy of the New York Times bestseller Listening is an Act of Love, a compilation of just some of StoryCorps' amazing, touching stories. This provides a meaningful addition to the holiday season, and gives that special someone even more incredible stories to read! The book can be linked to (as well as recording tips) at www.storycorps.net.

Best wishes for the new year,