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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 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.
 
What It's Like to Be a Pioneer: Let The Students Surprise You
Author(s): Deb Lyneis Subject: Implementation
  Prepared with the support of the Gordon Stanley Brown Fund. Jay Forrester has suggested that we could speed the spread of learner-centered learning and system dynamics in K-12 education by sharing tales of "what it’s like to be a pioneer." It might help o
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What It's Like to Be a Pioneer: Interedisciplinary, Naturally.
Author(s): Debra Lyneis Subject: Implementation
  Prepared with the support of the Gordon Stanley Brown Fund. Jay Forrester has suggested that we could speed the spread of learner-centered-learning and system dynamics in K-12 education by sharing tales of "what it’s like to be a pioneer." It might help
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Using Computer Models To Apply Concepts In Math (D-4326-1)
Author(s): Tad T. Sudnick Subject: Math
  This paper advocates applying math knowledge in a high school science classroom on the premise that science and math should be taught together and that computer modeling is an extremely effective means of doing so.
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Three Things to Remember About Behavior-over-Time Graphs
Author(s): Alan Ticotsky Subject: Cross-Curricular
  BOTGs are designed to represent our thinking. All BOTG graphs allow our 'mental models' to take a visual form so we can share them, or analyze them ourselves. Alan Ticotsky presents three insights which will help utilize BOTGs effectively.
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Thinking Systemically about Common Core Mathematical Practice Standards:
Author(s): Jeff Potash Subject: Implementation
  As a starting point for discussion, the author proposes a reinforcing feedback loop to answer the question, "Can the mathematics standards be organized to support systems thinking and learning?"
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Thinking about Drinking: What are the Effects of Drinking Alcohol
Author(s): Jeff Potash Subject: Cross-Curricular
  The purpose of this simulation is to increase awareness of potential effects of alcohol on the body over a 12-hour period. The simulation provides students and adults an opportunity to see what happens over time after the consumption of alcohol.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/simulations/alcohol_simulation.asp
The Tree Game for Primary Students (Grades K-3)
Author(s): Anne LaVigne, & Lindsey Weaver Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Students explore what happens to the number of trees in a forest over time as a forester plants and a lumberjack harvests a certain number of trees each year. While playing the game, the class tracks the number of trees over time. Students can see trends and discuss what’s happening to the forest and why, connecting it to real-world needs and desires for lumber and paper products. They can then run and discuss a second scenario that shows how that trend can be reversed.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System, Short and Long Term Conflicts. People sometimes decide to use natural resources to meet present goals (satisfy customers, increase profits) and ignore long-term consequences. In systems where renewable resources are used up, people often blame others. Decisions to use the resource faster than it can be replenished is the real cause, however.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/shapeofchange/soc_6_treegame.asp
The Shape of Change: Stocks and Flows
Author(s): Rob Quaden, Alan Ticotsky, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This book builds on lessons developed in "The Shape of Change," Students learn why things change, using stock/flow diagrams as a tool to give them a way to visually represent and examine the causes of change.

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.
  Link to the file: http://www.clexchange.org/shapeofchange/
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