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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 21: Frames
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants experience different boundaries in a system.

Complex Systems Connection: Separate Cause and Effect. Participants experience the difference between and the extent of time and space boundaries of systems, which is an underlying aspect of all systems, both simple and complex. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 22: Postcard Stories
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  CS connection: Cause within System. Small groups work together to use postcards to create a "story" of a feedback loop structure. By changing the structure of the system, they get a different set of cause and effect relationships, thus a different story. This concept of feedback/interdependence is an underlying concept within more complex systems. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 23: Paper Fold
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Folding a paper in half mutiple times illustrates the concepts of exponential growth and limits to growth.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. The nature of the system (in this case a rule of doubling) impacts the trend over time (in this case exponential growth). Compounding structures are a building block within more complex systems. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 24: Monologue/Dialogue
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Teams experience the difference between one person talking to another person and both people participating in a two-way conversation. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 25: Living Loops
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Standing in a circle, participants act out links within reinforcing and balancing feedback loops. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 26: Harvest
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Fishing companies choose how much to fish, knowing the rules for regeneration of the population.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. The rules and goals embedded within the system create the typical trend of a declining fish population. In addition, individual teams do not generally see themselves as causing the problem. Rather, they tend to blame others for the loss of fish. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 27: Triangles
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Participants identify two reference points and must maintain equidistance from them at all times. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 28: Avalanche
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Given a pole, participants must lower the pole to the ground without losing contact with the pole or allowing washers to fall off the ends.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System, Incorrect High-Leverage Policies. As participants attempt to reach a shared goal, the tendency is to blame one another for failure rather than looking at the underlying structure of the system Available at Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 29: Space for Living
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Given a set of rope circles, participants must find a way to have every person have both feet inside a circle. After each round, circles are removed until everyone must find space inside the last circle.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action. Participants must find a way to share a limited (and shrinking) resource. As they attempt to solve the problem, they must shift a mental model in order to successfully meet the goal. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers.
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The Systems Thinking Playbook Exercise 3: Circles in the Air
Author(s): Linda Booth Sweeney, & Dennis Meadows Subject: Cross-Curricular
  While drawing a circle in the air, people view it from below and above to explore how seeing a system from different perspectives impacts beliefs about a system. Available from Chelsea Green Publishers
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