Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

September 2, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

New StoryCorps Video: “School’s Out”

StoryCorps has just published a new video, School’s Out.

Here’s how they describe it:

Reverend James L. Seawood remembers what happened to his elementary school after the last African American family was forced out of Sheridan, Arkansas, in the 1950’s.

It’s an important and necessary story to tell, though it’s pretty depressing…

February 2, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Animated StoryCorps Video: “Driven”

StoryCorps has just unveiled their latest animated video story.

It’s titled “Driven,” and is about Wendell Scott, who was the first African American inducted in the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

I’m adding it to The Best Websites To Teach & Learn About African-American History.

October 15, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Useful New Resources Released By StoryCorps


I’ve published several posts about the big Great Thanksgiving Listen Project that StoryCorps is doing with high school students.

Here’s a nice story from TED about it, How telling stories can transform a classroom.

And, today, they released a video animation with useful interviewing tips narrated by NPR’s Steve Inskeep, whose voice any regular NPR listener will recognize…

Speaking of StoryCorps, they also just released one of their great video animations. Here’s how they describe it:

Patrick Haggerty grew up in the 1950s the son of a dairy farmer in rural Dry Creek, Washington. As a teenager, he began to realize he was gay—something he thought he was doing a good job of hiding until his father Charles offered him some advice.

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