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Smallpox Crisis Management Simulation
Author(s): Ron Zaraza Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Twenty-three students from three Portland area high schools accepted an invitation to serve as part of the CMT for an unspecified disaster simulation. In 30 hours at Wilson High School, they went from the introduction of the problem to a fully developed and model-tested plan for dealing with a smallpox outbreak, reducing deaths from a possible 750,000+ to fewer than 250. They developed a control plan that used the same strategies the World Health Organization developed over a ten-year period for dealing with smallpox outbreaks.

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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Soda/Profit/Advertising Game
Author(s): Sam DeVore, Will Glass-Husain, & Mike Slootmaker Subject: Cross-Curricular
  From Catalina Foothills School District. STELLA II v. 3.0 models of the MIT Beer Game, called the Soda Game in our high school version, where students operate a retail soda business. Worksheets included.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System.
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Students Taking a Systems Approach to Drinking and Driving
Author(s): Stephany Yerger Subject: Social Studies
  From CC-STADUS. A member of the class of 1999 at La Salle High School reports on the project she and classmates undertook to create a tool for hands-on alcohol education using STELLA. Model included.
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Systems Tools in High School: Interdisciplinary Learning in a Science Classroom
Author(s): Alan Ticotsky Subject: Implementation
  A summary of how one teacher teaches across the curriculum. Chris DiCarlo teaches high school classes in several different disciplines at Innovation Academy Charter School (IACS). While technically in the science and math departments, he has taught physics, pre-calculus, robotics, environmental systems, financial literacy... and that's just in the past two years! The threads that tie together all of Chris's classes are a tightly woven combination of his own dynamic teaching style and the learning environment at IACS. Chris worked with IACS high school principal, Greg Orpen, to design a one-semester elective systems course for Fall 2012. "Environmental Systems and Computer Modeling" was designed to provide students with an overview of the Earth's physical systems and how human activity affects those systems.
Teaching a Conventional Class (Global Studies) in An Unconventional Manner Using STELLA
Author(s): Scott Guthrie, & Megs Patton Subject: Project Histories
  From CC-STADUS/CC-SUSTAIN. Presented at the 16th Internaitonal Conference of the System Dynamics Society in Quebec '98. The description of the first year of a Global Studies course using STELLA, with the basic outline of the course and a brief evaluation.
Teaching Humanities Using Systems Tools
Author(s): Jeff Potash, Jason O'Neil-Willoughby, & Beth Olesen Subject: Conference
  In this workshop, we will explore how different system tools offers opportunities for students to look for patterns in human history  and to ask deeper and more thoughtful questions relating to the causes and connections underlying these patterns. Building systems structures (causal loops, connection circles, models) uniquely empowers students to actively explore “what ifs” in ways that bridge past, present, and future.
Teenagers with Global Control
Author(s): Teresa F. Hazel, & Timothy Joy Subject: Cross-Curricular
  From CC-STADUS. After reading "Fahrenheit 451", students inherit a nation out of control with respect to its population and resources and have a cyber-century to salvage it. This model hails from "The Rulers" packet, with a few changes in the model and presentation. It begins with a basic population model, and so it works well for inexperienced STELLA users, teachers as well as students. It then expands through three permutations, and so do the curricular possibilities.
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The Credit Card Model (D-4683)
Author(s): Manas Ratha Subject: System Dynamics
  From SDEP. This paper describes a simple system of purchasing with a credit card. The reader is led through the steps of building a system dynamics model by building and simulating the model along with the paper. From Road Maps 9.

Complex Systems Connection: hort 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. This credit card model shows how future quality of life is reduced by spending over one's means through the use of credit cards.
The Mammoth Extinction Game
Author(s): Gene Stamell, A Ticotsky, & R Quaden Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Prepared with the support of the Gordon Stanley Brown Fund. In this interdisciplinary science, math, and social studies lesson, third graders examine how the wooly mammoth became extinct about 11,000 years ago. With a game and a hands-on model they learn about graphing, probability anda exponential decay in math, and they are intorduced to system dynamics modeling as a useful tool for looking at problems.
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The Shape of Change
Author(s): Rob Quaden, Alan Ticotsky, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Eleven hands-on lessons/activities that promote critical thinking, teamwork and dialogue.

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.
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