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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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Four Sample Lesson Plans, translated from German and adapted by Stephanie Albin (D-4558)
Author(s): Stephanie Albin Subject: Implementation
  Four lesson plans using STELLA, developed by Hans-Ulrich Doenhoff, Wittern, Germany, intended to serve as a guide for teachers, to help them implement system dynamics in their lesson plans. The examples cover population demographics, titration, algae, and
Friendship Game
Author(s): Peg Clemans Subject: Personal Growth and Development
  From Catalina Foothills School District. In this game, students are introduced to the concept of reinforcing relationships, as well as the idea that practicing their friendship skills could not only lead to a friendship, but could also make more friendshi
From Hunter-Gatherers to Farmers: Students Study How Civilization Changed during the Neolithic Age
Author(s): Jason O'Neil-Willoughby, Martha McClure, & with Alan Ticotsky Subject: Social Studies
  Human civilization underwent significant changes between the periods archaeologists characterize as the Paleolithic Age and the Neolithic Age. Why and how did people become less nomadic? What factors led to technological growth and the development of more
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.
Graphing the Friendship Game: A Preliminary System Dynamics Lesson
Author(s): Alan Ticotsky, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Personal Growth and Development
  A variation on the original Friendship Game (SS1996-11FriendshipGame) becomes the foundation for an introductory graphing lesson for students in grades K, 1 and 2, adding graphing to the systems tools used and systems concepts learned in the game.
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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How Bad Will Portland's Traffic Be in 2040?
Author(s): Ben Andrews, & Dave Roth Subject: Student Work
  A 1999 SyMBowl finalist paper. This paper discusses a model developed to discover the change in the commute time over the next 50 years in metro Portland, OR.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action.
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If a Tree Falls in the Woods, Will Another Replace It?
Author(s): Chris Brummer, Adelle Lennox, & Leela Yellesetty Subject: Student Work
  A 1999 SyMBowl finalist paper. This paper discusses a model developed to analyze Oregon's timber industry and how it affects the forest tree population.

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts, Cause within System. People sometimes decide to use natu
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Learner-Directed Systems Education: A Successful Example (D-4204)
Author(s): Frank Draper, & Mark Swanson Subject: Why K12 SD
  From Catalina Foothills School District. A description by innovative teachers of the use of systems education within a middle school classroom setting.
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