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1 Teaching Youth Entrepreneurship Education at Hale Farm & Village

2 The Western Reserve Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution that preserves and uses its collections, historic sites, and museums to inspire people to explore the history and culture of Northeastern Ohio and place that regional experience within the larger context of state, national and global history. WRHS Mission Statement

3 Fundamental Mission with Evolving Application Museum Audience Identify what makes the museum special (niche / story) and provide meaningful experience for diverse audiences YOU


5  “Enlighten young people about the region’s rich entrepreneurial heritage by fostering a greater understanding of the family labor and trades that fueled the rural, barter driven pre-industrial economy.”  “New programming will explore how 19 th century Americans fulfilled the wants and needs of the first communities….”  “Students will visit crafts and trades venues to determine the resources needed to produce an item, the basic need it met, and the modes of its distribution.” Hale Farm & Village

6  Identify community needs  Youth are resources as well as an audience  Engage youth in the design and implementation of programs  Share best practices with partnering institutions  Leverage resources and improve learning experiences  Identify outcomes and evaluate program

7 Board MembersAssociation Dr. Robert Wheeler CSU–Content Specialist Adam MotterAPS –Curriculum Specialist Clare McGowanOld Trail School Jessica JohnstonAPS, Leggett Elementary Lisa O’RourkeAPS, Leggett Elementary Carla SibleyAPS, Special Project Coordinator Sue BolenderMedina City Schools, Ella Canavan Beth PamulaHFV, Operations Manager Lisa LeamanHFV, Education Manager Kelly Falcone-HallHFV, Vice President Tina FaristFarist Homeschool Group Michelle BaldiniKent State University, ILILE Ann SindelarWRHS, Reference Librarian

8 Intrigue - Is it real? - May I touch it? Meaningful - Self-directed participatory experiences - Produce something tangible or conceptual Relevant - Connecting the Past to the Present (Useful) - Continuous Learning Experiences

9  What is Youth Entrepreneurship Education?  Learning Models at Hale Farm & Village?  Role of the students and teachers?  Learning Outcomes?

10  Entrepreneur –an individual who organizes the use of productive resources to produce goods and services  Entrepreneurship –the organization of productive resources by a person willing to take risks to start a business Ohio Department of Education Academic Content Standards K-12 Social Studies

11  True entrepreneurship education provides opportunities for youth to master competencies related to core entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and attitudes including: opportunity recognition idea generation and marshaling resources in the face of risk to pursue opportunities venture creation and operation creativity and critical thinking

12  Identify the productive resources needed to produce a good or service and suggest opportunity costs for the resource involved.  Explain how the availability of productive resources in Ohio promotes specialization in the production of goods and services and leads to trade.  Explain how entrepreneurs organize productive resources to produce goods and services and that they seek to make profits by taking risks.  Explain ways in which individuals and households obtain and use income.  Explain why people in Ohio specialize in what they produce and then trade with others, which then increases the amount of goods and services available. ODE –Social Studies Grades 3-5

13 Crafts and Trades Provide something simple –teach it well

14  Teach and apply the fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship…  What brings a child’s innovation and creativity to life?  Students become entrepreneurs –tune into what they’re good at…

15  Learning is centered around authentic tasks  Learning is guided by facilitation and scaffolding  Student collaboration and discourse  Resources available/identified to find solutions  Students reflect on experience  Learning is relevant and meaningful

16  Identify productive resources needed to produce an item… (land, labor, capital, entrepreneurship)  Identify the basic needs the product met for the family/community…  Identify modes of production and distribution…  Identify your needs and potential risks as an entrepreneurial (insert craft or trade)…  Organize productive resources in a manner that enables you to share and utilize your innovative entrepreneurial spirit …  Barter with HFV artisans and fellow students to achieve learning outcomes…

17 What brings a child’s innovation and creativity to life?

18  Pre Visit –assessment, pre manufacturing economy vocabulary worksheet, basket activity, candle activity, assigned family and occupation  Onsite –introduction by facilitator, identify learning outcome, identify and organize productive resources, visit craft and trade venues, barter with artisans, reflection activity - blacksmith - potter - farmer - weaver - basket maker  Post Visit –culminating activity, post visit assessment, continuous learning… * Occupations and Productive Resources taken from Bath, Ohio Agricultural census and Industrial Census records

19 DatePilot SchoolAdultsStudents Spring 2009Old Trail School 6 60 Ella Canavan 6150 Fall 2009Leggett Elementary991 Green Valley1560 Old Trail School345 Farist Homeschool26 5 different schools41 adults 412 students

20  “It was very relevant to standards and I liked how it involved the students. Not just a watch and see, but a think and respond. Awesome!” - Pat Penchalk, Leggett Elementary  “Your enrichment activities help students understand the importance of economics, past and present, which are an integral part of our social studies curriculum…” –Sue Bolender, Ella Canavan Elementary  “Our middle school students learned a lot from this experience, not only how to facilitate a group, but their knowledge of American History was also enhanced by their involvement in the program. Excellent idea for an educational program!” –Old Trail School

21 “Innovation, not instant perfection”

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