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Grade Levels: 3 - 8
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
Usage rights: Download and retain personal copies in perpetuity.

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  • StoryCorps: Danny and Annie Part 1

    Brooklyn natives Danny and Annie Perasa reminise on their twenty-seven year love affair. Though he may not look the part, when Danny talks about his love for Annie, it's obvious that he is one of the world's great romantics.

    Length: 00:02:26
  • StoryCorps: Danny and Annie Part 2

    After nearly three decades of marriage, fatal illness dashed Danny and Annie's hopes for a long life together. In an intimate and heartbreaking glimpse into a marriage, this animated short witnesses pure love as it braves the finality of loss.

    Length: 00:04:42
  • StoryCorps: Danny and Annie Parts 1 and 2

    Brooklynites Danny, an OTB clerk, and Annie, a nurse, remember their life together from their first date to Danny's final days with terminal cancer. This remarkable couple personifies the eloquence, grace, and poetry that can be found in the voices of every day people if we take the time to listen. Originally an animation in two parts, here you'll see a special version that combines both parts of their story.

    Length: 00:05:52
  • StoryCorps: Germans in the Woods

    Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The stark black and white images in this short haunt the viewer, just as Robertson is haunted by his memories from that battle.

    Length: 00:02:29
  • StoryCorps: Interview with Raush Brothers

    Interview with the Raush brothers about the creation of the StoryCorps animated shorts.

    Length: 00:01:39
  • StoryCorps: Questions and Answers

    In early 2006, 12-year-old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger's syndrome, interviewed his mother, Sarah, at StoryCorps. Their one-of-a-kind conversation covered everything from cockroaches to Sarah's feelings about Joshua as a son

    Length: 00:03:53
  • StoryCorps: The Human Voice

    The great oral historian Studs Terkel was an inspiration to StoryCorps, and he was also an early participant in the project. In this animated short, he speaks out on what has been lost in modern life and where he sees hope for our future.

    Length: 00:02:42
  • StoryCorps: The Icing on the Cake

    Blanca Alvarez and her husband risked crossing the border to immigrate into the U.S. and then struggled to make ends meet. They hoped to shelter their children from these harsh realities, but Blanca's daughter Connie reveals how much children can really see of their parents' lives and the inspiration they draw from their struggles.

    Length: 00:02:46



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