|Topic||U.S. Government–Balance of Power|
|Overview/Summary: Students work in groups of 8-10 to complete the “Avalanche” activity from The Systems Thinking Playbook (Booth Sweeney and Meadows). An analysis of the components of the activity as well as the resulting dynamics allows students to consider the similarities between the activity and the structure and function of the United States federal government.|
|ST Concepts & Habits||Concepts:
Habits of a systems thinker:
|ST Tools||Kinesthetic systems activity|
|Standards||Students understand the ideals, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and know how governments are formed and function.
Implemented by: Debbi Kapp, Anne LaVigne, and Jeff Wadman
Submitted by: Anne LaVigne
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