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Using Systems Tools to Improve Literacy
Author(s): Alan Ticotsky Subject: English
  The natural fit between systems thinking and a class named "Critical Thinking and Reading" (CTR), taught by Mired Orpen, has been made operational at the Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsborough, MA. This short article explains how it is done and what it accomplishes.
 
Tuck Everlasting: System Dynamics, Literature, and Living Forever
Author(s): Carolyn Platt, Rob Quaden, & Debra Lyneis Subject: English
  In this lesson, sixth grade students use system dynamics tools to explore themes in the novel "Tuck Everlasting," by Natalie Babbitt. After reading the novel, students use behavior over time graphs and a simple system dynamics computer model to discuss their opinions on the story's major themes.
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Systems Tools to Enhance Literacy
Author(s): Lees Stuntz Subject: English
  Examples of readily availablle curricula using systems tools in literacy are highlighted in this short article. These, among many, are available for free download on the CLE website.
 
Systems Education For Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade in the United States: A View from the Creative Learning Exchange
Author(s): Lees N. Stuntz Subject: Project Histories
  An overview of 7 different schools using system dynamics and the means by which they began, gives insights into how other school systems might approach the venture.
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System Dynamics in K-12 Education: Lessons Learned
Author(s): Debra Lyneis, & Lees N. Stuntz Subject: Implementation
  This is a follow-up report from the 2001 SD in K-12 planning meeting held at Essex, MA. Key players in the K-12 SD field reflect on their work, lessons they have learned, and future plans.
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Simulating Hamlet in the Classroom D-4540-1
Author(s): Pamela Lee Hopkins Subject: English
  An example of a STELLA model's direct use in a high school English classroom environment.
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Focus on Folk Tales and Fairy Tales
Author(s): Tori Christopher, & Anne LaVigne Subject: English
  From Catalina Foothills School District. Students read folk tales and fairy tales and use systems concepts and tools to analyze the events, patterns, structures and mental models within them.
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Dynamic Modeling with Computers: A Tool for Learning
Author(s): Lees N. Stuntz Subject: Project Histories
  A short descriptive article giving an overview of the use of dynamic modeling in the curriculum.
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Drama - Public Speaking: Factors of Success
Author(s): Pat Burrows, & Anne LaVigne Subject: English
  From Catalina Foothills School District. Practicing their speeches in order to improve their final performance, students learn to understand how various factors relating to performance affect one another and learn to give specific information about patterns observed.
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Chocolates, Vanillas, Strawberries, and Orwell: An Animal Farm Physical Simulation
Author(s): Nancy Campbell, & Ron Michalak Subject: English
  From Catalina Foothills School District. Following a physical simulation, students use Behavior over Time Graphs to study the "Animal Farm" and "chocolate" systems, and make oral and written connections between the novel and the simulation. After reading the novel, students relate it to the Success to the Successful archetype.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. The success of the three groups is based largely on the "rules" of the game, not on the abilities or talents of the "players" The system structure generates the problem of some groups getting greater and greater success, while others become worse off over time.
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