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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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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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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
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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.
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Dollars and Sense Lesson 7
Author(s): Jeff Potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Lesson 7 from "Dollars and Sense: Stay in the Black: Saving and Spending," a Personal Finance Curriculum. In developing an understanding of how the pieces of our economic system work together, students should start with a deepened understanding of their own finances. This set of lessons focuses on core saving and spending systems that shape the outcomes of personal financial decisions. Future modules will link these saving and spending concepts with other important elements of personal finance (investment, credit, debt, and human capital).

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts. Managing money, in personal finances or in running a business, often involves setting both short-term and long-term goals. Sometimes goals are in conflict between these timeframes, such as spending now versus saving/investing for future financial well-being.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/dollarsandsense/lesson7.asp
Dollars and Sense Lesson 6
Author(s): Jeff potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Lesson 6 from "Dollars and Sense: Stay in the Black: Saving and Spending," a Personal Finance Curriculum. In developing an understanding of how the pieces of our economic system work together, students should start with a deepened understanding of their own finances. This set of lessons focuses on core saving and spending systems that shape the outcomes of personal financial decisions. Future modules will link these saving and spending concepts with other important elements of personal finance (investment, credit, debt, and human capital).

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts. Managing money, in personal finances or in running a business, often involves setting both short-term and long-term goals. Sometimes goals are in conflict between these timeframes, such as spending now versus saving/investing for future financial well-being.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/dollarsandsense/lesson6.asp
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