Systems Thinking Resources
These documentaries were used in a high school language arts class at Child's Way Charter School, to bring relevance to our writing, while fostering critical thinking skills.
The lessons objectives are to identifying the components of a given system and the relationships between the components: direct and indirect causation, positive & negative feedback loops, purpose and evaluation of a given system & unintended consequences of the system. I encourage students to identify leverage points within a system to bring about a desired change. There are many stances that can be taken in response to these resources, thats why I like using them, in addition to critical thinking skills it provides an opportunity to respectfully listen to dissent or support of the perspectives expressed in these resources.
The first question I have to answer is,
"What am I passionate about?”
Once that has been established, I express it the best way I know how.
Writing: ideas, organization, voice, fluency, word choice, & conventions.