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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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History and Biology of Smallpox: A General Introduction to the Epidemic Spread of Disease
Author(s): John Heinbokel, & Jeff Potash Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This series of case-studies developed by the Waters Center for System Dynamics examines the dynamics and impacts of such epidemics primarily through the lens of one specific disease --smallpox.

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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Healthy Chickens, Healthy Pastures: Making Connections at Drumlin Farm and Beyond
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Renata Pomponi Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This "Making Connections Playkit" has been created yo help students think deliberately about living systems in a farm setting and to give students an organizing framework to take home and apply in other contexts.
 
Getting Started with System Thinking in the Primary Grades
Author(s): Sharon Coffin Subject: Implementation
  From Maumee Valley Country Day School. Sharon Coffin's account of her start in teaching systems thinking and some curricula she developed to teach the concepts to the primary grades.
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Getting Started with Behavior Over Time Graphs: Four Curriculum Examples
Author(s): Gayle Richardson Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Prepared with the support of the Gordon Stanley Brown Fund. A presentation of how BOTG's are used in a 5th grade curriculum. Although the paper focuses on fifth grade language arts and social studies lessons, its curriculum approach and the BOTG instructions apply across all curriculum areas and all grade levels.
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FishBanks Simulation Guide
Author(s): Anne laVigne Subject: Cross-Curricular
  FishBanks is an online multi-user simulation to explore the management of a marine fishery. The simulation, created through MIT, is available for educators to use at no cost. Students experience the difficulties of managing a renewable resource, seeing how short-term goals can interfere with long-term success. The lesson includes student handouts, introduction and debriefing slideshows, and a technical guide.
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Fish Banks Packet
Author(s): System Dynamics in Education Project Subject: Cross-Curricular
  A curriculum to use with Fish Banks, Ltd., a simulation game developed and marketed by Dennis Meadows. Includes: a) Renewable Resource Depletion: A Systems Approach to the Tragedy of the Commons (Matthew C. Halbower). Supplemental materials for Fish Banks, Ltd. This paper is designed to accompany the Fish Banks game. It explains system concepts, proposes exercises, and describes the Fish Banks model. Requires a Macintosh computer and STELLA software. b) The Tragedy of the Commons (Garret Hardin). A discussion of the problems in the use of common resources. (Paper only: c) Fishing in the News. Assorted newspaper clippings to indicate the relevance of Fish Banks for today's fishing industry.)

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. Locally rational choices (such as trying to maximize your own catch of fish) can lead to problems for everyone when the resource disappears. A "Tragedy of the Commons" simulation such as Fish Banks can help students to understand that the structure of a system gives rise to the observed behavior pattern. It does no good to place blame on others when actors in the system are causing their own problems!
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Experiences in Developing Single-Discipline and Cross-Curricular Models for Classroom Use
Author(s): Ron Zaraza, & Diana Fisher Subject: Project Histories
  From CC-STADUS. The experiences of the CC-STADUS staff and participants in the CC-STADUS Project lead to recommendations and suggestions for model development and documentation, and training programs for teachers. Presented at the 1996 International Syste
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EVERYDAY STOCKS and FLOWS PROBLEM SETS for MIDDLE GRADES
Author(s): Alan Ticotsky Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Stock/flow diagrams and computer modeling are wonderful tools to help us understand and solve complex problems and systems. But they should not be reserved only for those complex scenarios. Teaching young students to draw stock/flow diagrams to understand simpler problems helps them to begin thinking systemically. Using eleven familiar and common situations, this series of problem sets designed for middle school students makes the tools accessible and comprehensible.
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Everyday Behavior Over Time Graphs.
Author(s): Gene Stamel, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This paper gives general suggestions and specific lessons for using behavior over time graphs in language arts, math, social studies, and science. After an introduction and a little bit of practice, students become skilled at using the graphs to both understand patterns of change and express their ideas about them.
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