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Modern Electronics: Teaching Economics to High School Students with a System Dynamics Simulator
Author(s): Gary B. Hirsch Subject: Social Studies
  Teaching economics with a simulator can actively engage students and help them learn more effectively. This paper describes a simulator that teaches students economics in terms of a familiar economic institution, the retail store. The simulator casts the
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Mosquito Nets for Fishing
Author(s): George Richardson Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Mosquito nets are widely considered an effective ways to stop the spread of malaria. But countless fishermen using their mosquito nets to catch fish instead. George Richardson thought of looking at the issues through the vantage point of the various stake-holders. Usinsg tools of system dynamics to look at the issue, this is a series of maps that George used in his thinking.
 
MUSINGS ON SOCIAL STUDIES AND SYSTEM DYNAMICS: LINKING
Author(s): Jeff Potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Social Studies
  This is the first of three articles that explores building system dynamics tools and perspectives into the K-12 social studies curricula. This article begins with a "big picture" perspective in identifying goals that are shared by the two fields and that
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MUSINGS ON SOCIAL STUDIES AND SYSTEM DYNAMICS: Thinking Systemically
Author(s): Jeff Potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Social Studies
  This second article poses the question, "How can we effectively use system dynamics to build social studies curricula to meet those two goals?" These ideas have evolved over years of working with students, most recently with Rob Skiff within the middle-
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Oscillations 2 Background Information on Simulation Created for Lesson 2: Romeo and Juliet: In Rapturous Oscillation?
Author(s): Jennifer Andersen, Anne LaVigne, & in collaboration with the CLE Subject: Cross-Curricular
  The model used in this lesson is structurally similar to the spring-mass simulation (Lesson 1) and is intended to follow it. It challenges students to apply what they have learned about springs to intangible subject matter. For example, “resistance” from the spring simulation gets recast as “fatigue” to show what happens when one party in a relationship gets tired of the up-and-down dynamic. Students should recognize that their own personal relationships include themselves as part of the system; therefore, they do have the opportunity to influence an unwanted dynamic.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. Five interdisciplinary areas are covered in a series of lessons, utilizing a family of models that all generate oscillation. Oscillation in real-world systems is often considered problematic rather than a consequence of system structure. This progression of lessons will help students understand that undesirable behavior can be a consequence of system structure and not a result of outside, uncontrollable influences. In other words, a system that oscillates does so because it has an inherent tendency to do so.
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Oscillations 2A Playground Ups and Downs
Author(s): Anne LaVigne, Jennifer Andersen, & in collaboration with the CLE Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Students explore a simulation showing how playing with particular friends might change over time. Students can change elements such as how much they want to play with friends and how quickly they get tired of playing with the same person.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. Five interdisciplinary areas are covered in a series of lessons, utilizing a family of models that all generate oscillation. Oscillation in real-world systems is often considered problematic rather than a consequence of system structure. This progression of lessons will help students understand that undesirable behavior can be a consequence of system structure and not a result of outside, uncontrollable influences. In other words, a system that oscillates does so because it has an inherent tendency to do so.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/complexsystems/oscillation/Oscillation_RelationshipsA.asp
Oscillations 2B Romeo and Juliet: Parallel Universe
Author(s): Anne LaVigne, Jennifer Andersen, & in collaboration with the CLE Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Students use a simple simulation to explore "what if" questions relating to characters. They can change how characters behave to consider whether a story might have emerged differently. Note that students do not need to read the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, in order to explore the simulation.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. Five interdisciplinary areas are covered in a series of lessons, utilizing a family of models that all generate oscillation. Oscillation in real-world systems is often considered problematic rather than a consequence of system structure. This progression of lessons will help students understand that undesirable behavior can be a consequence of system structure and not a result of outside, uncontrollable influences. In other words, a system that oscillates does so because it has an inherent tendency to do so.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/complexsystems/oscillation/Oscillation_RelationshipsB.asp
Oscillations 2C: Romeo and Juliet: In Rapturous Oscillation?
Author(s): Anne LaVigne, Jennifer Andersen, & in collaboration with the CLE Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This simulation allows students to explore relationship dynamics through the lens of Shakespeare's characters-Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are put into a new context in which their feelings oscillate from love on one extreme to hate on the other. Students can change settings, run the simulation, and compare results. By changing the settings, a variety of behaviors are generated.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. Five interdisciplinary areas are covered in a series of lessons, utilizing a family of models that all generate oscillation. Oscillation in real-world systems is often considered problematic rather than a consequence of system structure. This progression of lessons will help students understand that undesirable behavior can be a consequence of system structure and not a result of outside, uncontrollable influences. In other words, a system that oscillates does so because it has an inherent tendency to do so.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/complexsystems/oscillation/Oscillation_RelationshipsC.asp
Oscillations 6 Background Information
Author(s): Jennifer Andersen, Anne LaVigne, & in collaboration with the Creative Learning Exchange Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Burnout is a condition characterized by apathy and low energy. It is a severe reaction to stress. A typical candidate for burnout is a high-achiever, someone who is his/her own worst enemy and constantly puts pressure on himself/herself to excel in all areas of their lives. This simulation offers one hypothesis for how a typical overachiever may repeatedly drive himself/herself into periods of low activity and achievement by depleting his or her energy reserves. While the screen images, role-playing description and parameter settings presented in this document refer to the C-level simulation, most of the information is relevant to the B-level simulation as well.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. Five interdisciplinary areas are covered in a series of lessons, utilizing a family of models that all generate oscillation. Oscillation in real-world systems is often considered problematic rather than a consequence of system structure. This progression of lessons will help students understand that undesirable behavior can be a consequence of system structure and not a result of outside, uncontrollable influences. In other words, a system that oscillates does so because it has an inherent tendency to do so.
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Oscillations 6B Running in Circles: How Fast Can We Go?
Author(s): Anne LaVigne, Jennifer Andersen, & in collaboration with the Creative Learning Exchange Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This lesson explores individual choices and work styles and how some of those choices may lead to cycles of burnout. Students take on the role of "advisor" to friends who are experiencing these cycles and also reflect on their own personal life choices.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. Five interdisciplinary areas are covered in a series of lessons, utilizing a family of models that all generate oscillation. Oscillation in real-world systems is often considered problematic rather than a consequence of system structure. This progression of lessons will help students understand that undesirable behavior can be a consequence of system structure and not a result of outside, uncontrollable influences. In other words, a system that oscillates does so because it has an inherent tendency to do so.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/complexsystems/oscillation/Oscillation_BurnoutB.asp
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