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When the Wind Blows Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Marcie Colleen Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This classroom guide for When the Wind Blows is designed for students in kindergarten through third grade. It is assumed that teachers will adapt each activity to fit the needs and abilities of their own students. It offers activities to help teachers integrate When the Wind Blows into English language arts (ELA), mathematics, science, and social studies curricula. All activities were created in conjunction with relevant content standards in ELA, math, science, social studies, art, and drama.
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When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 8: A River Ran Wild
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Based on a true story of the Nashua River, the book describes the river over a 7000-year period.

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts. The limits to growth archetype tells the story of how overuse of the river to meet short-term needs lead to its near death over the long-term.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 7: Zoom
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  As each page is turned, the viewer sees an ever-expanding boundary, thus changing the perspective of what was actually displayed on the previous page.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 6: Annos Magic Seeds
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  As Anno plants seeds each year, the number of seeds produced doubles, giving him ever increasing yields.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. The nature of the system produces the results, in this case, exponential growth, which is a building block to more complex systems.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 4: Once a Mouse: A Fable Cut in Wood
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  A hermit protects a mouse by turning him into bigger and bigger animals until finally he's a tiger. He becomes "too big for his britches," threatening others including the hermit. Finally, the hermit turns him back into a mouse.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action, Short and Long Term Conflicts. The hermit's solution creates a worsening problem over time.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 3: The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  A cat causes trouble for two children by making a giant mess when their mother is away.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action, Short and Long Term Conflicts. The cat's methods for fixing the problem (spots) leads to an even bigger problem.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 2: The Old Lady Who Liked Cats
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  When a mayor decides to eliminate all the cats on an island, it creates a cascading set of negative effects.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action, Short and Long Term Conflicts. By removing the cats, the system is completely pushed out of balance, creating havoc on the system as a whole. Only by bringing back the cats do the issues resolve.
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When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 12: Who Speaks for Wolf, A Native American Learning Story
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Based on a Native American story, a tribe lives among wolves in an interconnected holistic system.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 11: The Lorax
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  The desire to have more and more drives the Once-ler to chop down more and more trees to create a product he sells. Eventually, the trees are gone.

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts. The short-term action of cutting down trees (taking a resource faster than it can regenerate) eventually leads (after a delay) to the disappearance of the forest.
 
When a Butterfly Sneezes Story 10: Tree of Life, The World of the African Baobab
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Describes the life cycle of the Baobab tree and the animals and plants that depend on it. Includes connections to concepts such as feedback relationships and delays.
 
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