Posts Tagged "youth"

Buffalo 7th Graders Raise a Model Barn [video]

Posted by on Oct 26, 2011 in barn education, Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Buffalo 7th Graders Raise a Model Barn [video]

On October 18, over 200 7th and 8th graders from the Waterfront School in Buffalo, NY, built a model of a “Dutch” barn typically found in New York from 130 wooden pieces using only simple hand tools and without nails. Teamworks and Timbers is the National Barn Alliance educational outreach program bringing youth face-to-face with America’s disappearing rural heritage and trades. The program is designed to plant the seed for preservation while sharing history and teaching science/engineering/construction skills to youth in grades 4-12. This program was in conjunction with the National...

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Kids Build Life-Size 3-D Puzzle: 7th Graders Raise a Model Barn

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in barn education, Barn Preservation, The Barn Journal | Comments Off on Kids Build Life-Size 3-D Puzzle: 7th Graders Raise a Model Barn

Teenagers shuffle into the auditorium. They are seated and have a look of disinterest. Keith Cramer, National Barn Alliance board member, asks how many kids have seen a barn. Less than half of the 7th graders raise their hands. Cramer then tells them they are going to raise barn. The looks of disinterest start to turn into looks of curiosity and then excitement. On October 18, over 200 7th and 8th graders from the Waterfront School in Buffalo, NY, built a model of a “Dutch” barn typically found in New York from 130 wooden pieces using only simple hand tools and without nails. Teamworks...

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