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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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EVERYDAY STOCKS and FLOWS PROBLEM SETS for MIDDLE GRADES
Author(s): Alan Ticotsky Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Stock/flow diagrams and computer modeling are wonderful tools to help us understand and solve complex problems and systems. But they should not be reserved only for those complex scenarios. Teaching young students to draw stock/flow diagrams to understand simpler problems helps them to begin thinking systemically. Using eleven familiar and common situations, this series of problem sets designed for middle school students makes the tools accessible and comprehensible.
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Everyday Behavior Over Time Graphs.
Author(s): Gene Stamel, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Cross-Curricular
  This paper gives general suggestions and specific lessons for using behavior over time graphs in language arts, math, social studies, and science. After an introduction and a little bit of practice, students become skilled at using the graphs to both understand patterns of change and express their ideas about them.
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Economics and System Dynamics for Young Students
Author(s): Debra Lyneis, Rob Quaden, & Alan Ticotsky Subject: Social Studies
  Today's students need an understanding of economics and system dynamics to participate effectively and fully in our complex global economy, but very few schools teach either discipline. Carlisle, Massachussetts teachers have developed several basic econom
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Easter Island Population Model
Author(s): Diana M. Fisher Subject: Social Studies
  From CC-STADUS. Explores population-natural resource relationship, overshoot and collapse, leverage points.

Complex Systems Connection: Short and Long Term Conflicts, Cause within System. People sometimes decide to use natural resources to meet present needs and igno
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Dollars and Sense Lesson 7
Author(s): Jeff Potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Lesson 7 from "Dollars and Sense: Stay in the Black: Saving and Spending," a Personal Finance Curriculum. In developing an understanding of how the pieces of our economic system work together, students should start with a deepened understanding of their own finances. This set of lessons focuses on core saving and spending systems that shape the outcomes of personal financial decisions. Future modules will link these saving and spending concepts with other important elements of personal finance (investment, credit, debt, and human capital).

Complex Systems Connection: Short 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.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/dollarsandsense/lesson7.asp
Dollars and Sense Lesson 6
Author(s): Jeff potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Lesson 6 from "Dollars and Sense: Stay in the Black: Saving and Spending," a Personal Finance Curriculum. In developing an understanding of how the pieces of our economic system work together, students should start with a deepened understanding of their own finances. This set of lessons focuses on core saving and spending systems that shape the outcomes of personal financial decisions. Future modules will link these saving and spending concepts with other important elements of personal finance (investment, credit, debt, and human capital).

Complex Systems Connection: Short 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.
  PDF

Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/dollarsandsense/lesson6.asp
Dollars and Sense Lesson 5
Author(s): Jeff Potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Lesson 5 from "Dollars and Sense: Stay in the Black: Saving and Spending," a Personal Finance Curriculum. In developing an understanding of how the pieces of our economic system work together, students should start with a deepened understanding of their own finances. This set of lessons focuses on core saving and spending systems that shape the outcomes of personal financial decisions. Future modules will link these saving and spending concepts with other important elements of personal finance (investment, credit, debt, and human capital).

Complex Systems Connection: Short 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.
  PDF

Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/dollarsandsense/lesson5.asp
Dollars and Sense Lesson 4
Author(s): Jeff Potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Lesson 4 from "Dollars and Sense: Stay in the Black: Saving and Spending," a Personal Finance Curriculum. In developing an understanding of how the pieces of our economic system work together, students should start with a deepened understanding of their own finances. This set of lessons focuses on core saving and spending systems that shape the outcomes of personal financial decisions. Future modules will link these saving and spending concepts with other important elements of personal finance (investment, credit, debt, and human capital).

Complex Systems Connection: Short 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
  PDF

Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/dollarsandsense/lesson4.asp
Dollars and Sense Lesson 3
Author(s): Jeff Potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Lesson 3 from "Dollars and Sense: Stay in the Black: Saving and Spending," a Personal Finance Curriculum. In developing an understanding of how the pieces of our economic system work together, students should start with a deepened understanding of their own finances. This set of lessons focuses on core saving and spending systems that shape the outcomes of personal financial decisions. Future modules will link these saving and spending concepts with other important elements of personal finance (investment, credit, debt, and human capital).

Complex Systems Connection: Short 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.
  PDF

Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/curriculum/dollarsandsense/lesson3.asp
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