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The Shape of Change Models
Author(s): Jeff Potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Cross-Curricular
  These are the models that accompany The Shape of Change lessons.

Complex Systems Connection: Some lessons in the Shape of Change series can be used to illustrate specific characteristics of complex systems. Please see individual lessons for more information.
  Zipped (Models & PDF)
The Shape of Change: Stocks and Flows
Author(s): Rob Quaden, Alan Ticotsky, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This book builds on lessons developed in "The Shape of Change," Students learn why things change, using stock/flow diagrams as a tool to give them a way to visually represent and examine the causes of change.

Complex Systems Connection: Some lessons in the Shape of Change series can be used to illustrate specific characteristics of complex systems. Please see individual lessons for more information.
  Link to the file: http://www.clexchange.org/shapeofchange/
The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 1: Mind Grooving
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Thought exercises illustrate different habitual ways of thinking of which people may be completely unaware. Recognizing these can help in considering where habitual thinking ruts might impede understanding of systems. Available at Chelsea Green Publishers.
  Link to the file: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 10: Teeter Totter
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants must work together as a team to successfully complete the goal of getting on and off a teeter-totter. The focus is on how teams interdependently function within a defined environment.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. The structure of the teeter totter system creates inherent delays. The participants may not realize how those delays in combination with their individual actions impact the overall success of the team. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
  PDF

More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 11: Hands Down
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants respond to the facilitator asking them to identify a number. They are generally unable to identify the correct number because they are paying attention to erroneous data based on mental models about expectations. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 12: Web of Life
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants identify cause and effect relationships and create an actual physical web of yarn to represent those interdependencies. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 13: Moon Ball
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants attempt to improve performance by changing the structure of the system, but the action is only effective up to a point. Participants must change a mental model about the rules in order to create significant change in the system.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System, Incorrect High-Leverage Policies. Participants attempt to improve performance by changing the structure of the system, but the action is only effective up to a point. Participants must change a mental model about the rules in order to create significant change in the system. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 15: Belief Release
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants refocus their bodies and minds in a way that helps them become more explicitly aware of their beliefs. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 16: Balancing Tubes
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Individuals balance a newspaper tube on a flat palm. By looking at different parts of the tube, they are either better or worse able to keep the tube balanced.

Complex Systems Connection: ause within System. The exercise creates a balancing, and in this case, oscillating system. The oscillation is built into the structure of the system that includes all the parts along with the physics (e.g. gravity). Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
  PDF

More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 17: Touch Base
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  A group standing around a circle must cross, touch the middle, but avoid touching any other participants.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System, Incorrect High-Leverage Policies. Participants attempt to complete a task but may simply try to move faster rather than considering how moving slower in a more organized manner will likely get better results. Available at Chelsea Green Publishers.
  More about the book at: http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/the_systems_thinking_playbook:hardcover%20with%20dvd
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