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Lessons from The Lorax: Using Graphs to Study Change
Author(s): Rob Quaden, & Alan Ticotsky Subject: Cross-Curricular
  In this lesson, students read The Lorax and draw graphs to illustrate the changes that happen over the course of the story. Using simply stated questions, readers grapple with the complex themes in the book and movie. Students will investigate how cycles compete for dominance, and think about how the needs of business and natural resources can collide.

Complex Systems Connection: Separate Cause and Effect, Short and Long Term Conflicts. Short-term focus on making money results in depletion of resource and environmental degradation over time and the collapse of the business. Actions and consequences are separated by time.
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Lessons and Insights Using Stella Online
Author(s): Diana Fisher Subject: Conference
  A hands-on workshop, with 3 introductory lessons to help you get started using the free, web-based Stella Online software.
 
Learning to Connect the Dots: Developing Children's Systems Literacy
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Why K12 SD
  In this article, educator Linda Booth Sweeney points out that thinking about systems means paying attention to the interrelationships, patterns, and dynamics that surround us, and that children are naturally attuned to this.
 
Learning to Connect the Dots: Developing Children's Systems Literacy
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Why K12 SD
  How can can adults nurture children's capacity to "connect the dots" through everyday conversations and activities? How can educators build an environment that leads children to see the patterns that make a difference? In this article, educator and writer Linda Booth Sweeney points out that thinking about systems means paying attention to the interrelationships, patterns, and dynamics that surround us - and that children are naturally attuned to this. In cultivating systems literacy, you build upon this natural understanding to help promote this integrated way of thinking for the children in your life.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/node/1167
It All Comes Down to Dirt: Learning while Playing with the "Healthy Chickens, Healthy Pastures" Playkit
Author(s): Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Sharing a learning experience using the "Healthy Chickens, Healthy Pastures" playkit
 
Interdisciplinary Evaluation Techniques Using System Dynamics (D-4320-1)
Author(s): Tad T. Sudnick Subject: Implementation
  This paper discusses how the use of STELLA models in a high school science class demands interdisciplinary skills and content, and the importance of evaluating them.
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Infection Game For Primary Students (Grades K-3)
Author(s): Anne LaVigne, & Lindsey Buckler Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This lesson is similar to the “The Infection Game” lesson in The Shape of Change. The activity rules are modified for younger children who do not know the concept of multiplication. The handouts and debrief questions are aimed at younger students. In addition, a simple online simulation is available as an extension. Students explore what happens to the number of people “infected” over time. Infections can include the spread of an illness, the spread of a good idea, or the spread of kindness.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/shapeofchange/soc_5_Infection.asp
I in Inflation App Mini-Lesson
Author(s): Anne LaVigne Subject: Cross-Curricular
  "‘I’ in Inflation" is a free, engaging, easy-to-use app for students and others to explore the relationships among wages, inflation, and a potential gap in spending power over time.
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How much oil is left?
Author(s): Chris Soderquist Subject: Video
  This video is a tour of an online simulation tool anyone can use to explore assumptions about how long the current untapped supply of oil will last. The URL for that lab is: http://forio.com/broadcast/netsim/net... Watch in high resolution!
  Link to the file: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTyrnQj03s4
How Is This Similar to That? The skill of recognizing parallel dynamic structures on center stage
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Research
  This article is intended to put systems educators' daily work in context for educational researchers and to highlight a central skill for schools seeking to teach students to see, understand, and ultimately affect the systems around them.
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