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A Systems View of Growing and Developing for Young Children
Author(s): Greg Reid Subject: Science
  From Catalina Foothills School District. Through the use of BOTGs, students will understand that body size and skill mastery is usually dependent upon age. In addition, they will discuss practices that will help develop their physical and learning skills.

Complex Systems Connection: Separate Cause and Effect, Short and Long Term Conflicts. Using BOTGs showing age and abilities, students can gain an understanding of how actions in the present affect results in the future and how we might need to do more of what we don't want to do now (spending time studying instead of playing, for example) in order to reap the benefits in the future.
Behavior-Over-Time Graphs as Literature and Writing Tools
Author(s): Frank Draper Subject: English
  From Catalina Foothills School District. English curriculum activity using BOTG's.
BOTG Activities for Ninth Grade Literature
Author(s): Heidi Blocker, Subject: English
  From Catalina Foothills School District. Draft of material being field-tested during the 97-98 school year, in which students analyze characters and their responses to various conflicts by creating Behavior Over Time Graphs.
Causes of the Civil War
Author(s): Greg Reid Subject: Social Studies
  From Catalina Foothills School District. Five one hour lessons for 5th grade students. Through viewing relationships and systems, the learners will be able to graphically describe the tension in the US and the various causes of the Civil War. Students wil
Chocolates, Vanillas, Strawberries, and Orwell: An Animal Farm Physical Simulation
Author(s): Nancy Campbell, & Ron Michalak Subject: English
  From Catalina Foothills School District. Following a physical simulation, students use Behavior over Time Graphs to study the "Animal Farm" and "chocolate" systems, and make oral and written connections between the novel and the simulation. After reading the novel, students relate it to the Success to the Successful archetype.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. The success of the three groups is based largely on the "rules" of the game, not on the abilities or talents of the "players" The system structure generates the problem of some groups getting greater and greater success, while others become worse off over time.
Drama - Public Speaking: Factors of Success
Author(s): Pat Burrows, & Anne LaVigne Subject: English
  From Catalina Foothills School District. Practicing their speeches in order to improve their final performance, students learn to understand how various factors relating to performance affect one another and learn to give specific information about patterns observed.
Effective Use of Simulations in the Classroom
Author(s): (Martha) Jane Dunkel Chilcott Subject: Implementation
  From Catalina Foothills School District. This paper provides information that will help teachers understand what a simulation is as well as when and why to use one. Both system dynamics simulations and role-playing simulations are explained and related to
Epidemics Game Packet
Author(s): Will Glass Subject: Cross-Curricular
  From Catalina Foothills School District. This packet includes a description of a simple game to be played in a classroom or with other groups of people as well as follow up exercises. Includes: a) Teaching System Dynamics: Looking at Epidemics (William Glass). Material for teaching system dynamics concepts through a game based on the spread of an epidemic. It includes models, exercises for students, and teacher guidelines. Requires a Macintosh computer and STELLA software if the entire packet is used. b) The Epidemic Game -- Observations (William Glass). A supplemental description of using the Epidemics game in the classroom.

Complex Systems Connection: Separate Cause and Effect. For some illness/disease, symptoms appear long after initial infection. Sometimes people travel great distance while infected because they are unaware of the infection. Medical "detectives" faced with an epidemic must understand how the infection spreads and how quickly. Delays in the system make this more difficult.
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Focus on Folk Tales and Fairy Tales
Author(s): Tori Christopher, & Anne LaVigne Subject: English
  From Catalina Foothills School District. Students read folk tales and fairy tales and use systems concepts and tools to analyze the events, patterns, structures and mental models within them.
Friendship Game
Author(s): Peg Clemans Subject: Personal Growth and Development
  From Catalina Foothills School District. In this game, students are introduced to the concept of reinforcing relationships, as well as the idea that practicing their friendship skills could not only lead to a friendship, but could also make more friendshi
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