Learning About Systems:
Folktales & Children’s Stories
Much of the wisdom we need to understand the living systems around us resides in the stories passed down from one generation to the next. I’ve found profound insights about how living systems work in modern picture and chapter books as well as in the age-old wisdom of the ancient Greeks, early Africans, fifth century Chinese philosophers, the Buddhist and Native American traditions, and other indigenous cultures. In many ways, our challenge is remembering what we already know.
Connected Wisdom is a unique collection of world folktales adapted to illuminate the principles of living systems.
Highlights 12 favorite children’s stories that illustrate key systems thinking principles, and shows you how to use these stories with children of all ages.