J Taylor Education’s Content Imperative Mini Student Icon Cards are a valuable tool when you need to differentiate. These cards are sturdy enough for students to use on a daily basis. Having the card in a student’s hand helps to reinforce the importance of the icon and will undoubtedly increase the use of higher-level thinking in your classroom.
Once students understand the Depth and Complexity Icons you can begin incorporating Content Imperatives into your teaching. Using the Content Imperative Mini Cards in conjunction with the Depth & Complexity Icons is when students begin a whole new level of higher thinking. The Contribution Content Imperative Icon requires students to analyze the benefit or effect of some action or attribute. When students consider the contribution of something, they can determine the ethical aspects of the contribution (for better or for worse), study rules, and analyze changes over time (how the contribution relates to history/future).
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