Social studies, history, government, or other humanities teachers, sign up for The Great Thanksgiving Listen! The idea is that students interview a grandparent or other family member over the Thanksgiving break then upload their story. It is created by StoryCorps and designed specifically for students ages 13 and over in an effort to engage people of all ages in the act of listening. There is a free teacher toolkit that includes a lesson planning guide, permission slips, StoryCorps Great Questions, and follow-up activities for students.
To participate, your students need a smartphone and the StoryCorps mobile app. The app is user friendly and walks you step by step through the interview process.