[IAEP] What is a Lesson Plan?

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 20:17:45 CEST 2008

On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 3:38 AM, Bobby Powers <bobbypowers at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 9, 2008 at 5:43 AM, Antoine van Gelder <antoine at g7.org.za> wrote:
>> On 09 Jul 2008, at 06:07, Bobby Powers wrote:
>>> On a similar note, I'm an intern working on an activity for
>>> graphically modeling and simulating systems using System Dynamics.
>>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Model

>> A single action, which - I believe - will contribute more to the task of
>> getting humanity on track to a sustainable present than any amount of
>> eight-course G8 dinners would be the creation of a SD simulator that can run
>> the models in this book:
>>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limits_to_Growth [1]

> Beyond simply providing the model, I think where we can really add
> something is in presenting the results.  Sure there are the classic
> graphs:
> http://muratopia.org/NUGW/FOCAS/Economy/world3.html
> but I think on the XO we could do something really interesting,
> perhaps even wrapped as a full-blown activity, to get people involved
> in the simulation.  I don't have any great ideas right now, but I'm
> sure with our collective wisdom we could come up with something!

See also http://www.gapminder.org/ for animated data visualizations on
global development. You choose which data sets to graph against each

>> Go Bobby!
> Thanks for the support :)
>>  - antoine
>> [1] Bonus points for getting the book relicensed under a CC license. Looking
>> at my copy I see that the copyright-holder is Dennis Meadows himself.
> I'll talk to some of my professors who know him.  Who knows, that
> would be awesome to be able to freely distribute.
> yours,
> Bobby
>> --
>> "Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly
>> aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a
>> different paradigm."
>>  - Donella Meadows

Edward Cherlin
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