The Great Thanksgiving Listen

This November, the Great Thanksgiving Listen will take place in living rooms and kitchens across the country — your students can add their voice to the Library of Congress and take part in our national effort to collect the stories of a generation by recording an interview with a loved one.

Adobe is partnering with StoryCorps to help bring student stories to life with impactful images and other visual storytelling elements. Highlight special moments in the interview with free tools like Spark Post, Spark Page, and Spark Video.

Get started with the Great Thanksgiving Listen

Start here to learn about the project assignment and get set up to record interviews with the StoryCorps app.
The Great Listen Teacher Toolkit
Get everything you need to teach The Great Thanksgiving Listen project in your classroom.
Extra Credit with Adobe Spark!
Find a lesson plan, example Spark stories and more resources to bring interviews to life as visual stories.

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About The Great Thanksgiving Listen

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 where they will serve as an invaluable resource for future historians.

Now in its third year, the Great Thanksgiving Listen has grown from an experimental challenge issued by our StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay into a vital intergenerational movement. To date, thousands of high schools from all 50 states have participated and preserved more than 75,000 interviews, providing families with a priceless piece of personal history.

Help create a culture of listening that echoes across the nation. More at

About StoryCorps

Founded in 2003 by Dave Isay, the nonprofit organization StoryCorps has given more than 400,000 people the chance to record interviews about their lives, pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and leave a legacy for the future. StoryCorps preserves the recordings in its archive at the Library of Congress, the largest single collection of human voices ever gathered, and shares select stories with the public through StoryCorps' weekly podcast, NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books. These powerful human stories reflect the vast range of American experiences, wisdom and values; engender empathy and connection; and remind us how much more we have in common than divides us.