High school students across the country are making history this weekend by recording interviews with their elders in an unprecedented effort to stockpile wisdom for the ages.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen was conceived by leaders of the nonprofit oral history project StoryCorps. They're encouraging kids to send their audio recordings to a Library of Congress archive, using a free smartphone app from the StoryCorps website.

StoryCorps president and founder Dave Isay (EYE'-say) calls it a unifying moment. He hopes to double, in one weekend, the 65,000 audio recordings that StoryCorps has collected since 2003.

Isay says StoryCorps workers will sift through the results to find compelling stories to share. But he says every interview is a gift to future generations.