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Lessons from The Lorax: Using Graphs to Study Change
Author(s): Rob Quaden, & Alan Ticotsky Subject: Cross-Curricular
  In this lesson, students read The Lorax and draw graphs to illustrate the changes that happen over the course of the story. Using simply stated questions, readers grapple with the complex themes in the book and movie. Students will investigate how cycles compete for dominance, and think about how the needs of business and natural resources can collide.

Complex Systems Connection: Separate Cause and Effect, Short and Long Term Conflicts. Short-term focus on making money results in depletion of resource and environmental degradation over time and the collapse of the business. Actions and consequences are separated by time.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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