# Depth and Complexity

• #### Universal Themes 3: Organizing Instruction

Ian Byrd

In this video, we'll use Universal Theme and Generalizations to organize your instruction at the lesson, unit, or even subject level.

• #### Universal Themes 2: Generating Generalizations

Ian Byrd

In this video, we'll take students from a very abstract Universal Theme to practical statements known as Generalizations. These are a tool to unlock connections across subjects.

• #### Universal Themes 1: Introduction

Ian Byrd

Universal Themes, part of the Depth and Complexity framework, give you an easy way to take your lessons across all content areas. In this video, we'll introduce the Themes and start an opening activity.

• #### Moving Up Blooms: Remember and Understand

Ian Byrd

In this series, we'll be climbing Bloom's Taxonomy to help all students reach the highest levels.

• #### Moving Up Blooms: Create

Ian Byrd

After climbing all the way up Bloom's Taxonomy, students will now realistically change existing ideas to create something new.

• #### Moving Up Blooms: Evaluate

Ian Byrd

Build on the "analyze" level of Bloom's to take students up the "evaluate," where they'll form a strong opinion backed up with evidence collected earlier in their climb.

• #### Moving Up Blooms: Apply

Ian Byrd

Let's explore practical ways to take students to the Apply level of Bloom's Taxonomy while integrating depth and complexity at a high level.

• #### Moving Up Blooms: Analyze

Ian Byrd

To differentiate for gifted students, we can carefully climb Bloom's taxonomy and combine those thinking skills with the prompts of depth and complexity. Let's look at the Analyze thinking skill.

• #### Content Imperatives: Paradox

Ian Byrd

Let's explore the content imperative "Paradox." This tool helps students focus on ideas that are both positive and negative.

• #### A Big Idea: Causes Lead To Unexpected Effects

Ian Byrd

Ask students to think across subjects by using a generalization, such as "Causes Can Lead To Unexpected Effects."

• #### Content Imperatives: Convergence

Ian Byrd

In this video, you'll learn about "Convergence," a content imperative tool for looking at how things come together.

• #### Content Imperatives: Parallel

Ian Byrd

Parallel is another tool to take students even deeper into any content area. Parallel asks students to consider other topics that are similar to their topic of study and combines perfectly with the tools of depth and complexity. .

• #### Content Imperatives: Contribuition

Ian Byrd

Contribution is another tool to take students even deeper into any content area. It combines perfectly with the tools of depth and complexity.

• #### Content Imperatives: Origin

Ian Byrd

Origins gives you a way to prompt students to consider the beginning of an idea, but it also combines beautifully with the depth and complexity prompts to push them even further.

• #### Depth and Complexity: Trends

Ian Byrd

In this video, we'll look into the depth and complexity prompt of "trends."

• #### Depth and Complexity: Language of the Discipline and Across The Disciplines

Ian Byrd

In this video, we'll learn about two more tools of depth and complexity: language of the discipline and across the disciplines.

• #### Depth and Complexity: Unanswered Questions

Ian Byrd

In this video, we'll tackle the next prompt of Depth and Complexity: Unanswered Questions.

• #### Depth and Complexity: Rules and Patterns

Ian Byrd

In this video, we continue to look at the prompts of Depth and Complexity, this time examining Rules and Patterns.

• #### Depth & Complexity: Big Idea and Details

Ian Byrd

In this video, we'll introduce The Big Idea and Details, two prompts of depth and complexity.

• #### Depth and Complexity: Ethics, Multiple Perspectives, Change Over Time

Ian Byrd

In this video, we’ll introduce three thinking tools: ethics, multiple perspectives, and change over time.

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