Content Imperatives

Envision Gifted. Origin - Content Imperatives
The beginning, root, or source of an idea or event

Envision Gifted. Convergence- Content Imperatives The coming together or meeting point of events or ideas.

Content Imperatives are part of the Depth and Complexity Framework. They are an additional layer of thinking tools that facilitate a sophisticated analysis.  Like Depth and Complexity, these tools were created by Dr. Sandra Kaplan and Bette Gould, USC under the auspices of OERI, Javits Curriculum Project T.W.O., 1996.

Envision Gifted. Content Imperatives (Depth and Complexity Framework)

Envision Gifted. Paradox- Content Imperatives

The contradictory elements in an event or idea.


Envision Gifted. Parallel- Content Imperatives

Ideas or events that are similar and can be compared to one another



Envision Gifted. Contribution- Content Imperatives


The significant part or result of an idea or event


Two different versions to choose from!

Envision Gifted. Contribution Template for Classroom


Download the file for students to write on here – Contribution Template    

Want to give your students the ability to type into this file?  Download the Contribution Template Editable Form




Envision Gifted. Paul Revere- Contributions
Paul Revere- Contributions

Envision Gifted- Gold Rush Contribution and Paradox

Download file here- Digging Deeper into the North American Rush for Gold contribution and paradox