The 6 Levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy
1. The first level of Bloom’s Taxonomy is to Remember.
Example activities at the Remembering level: memorize a poem, recall state capitals, remember math formulas
2. The second level of Bloom’s Taxonomy is to Understand.
Example activities at the Understanding level: organize the animal kingdom based on a given framework, illustrate the difference between a rectangle and square, summarize the plot of a simple story
3. The third level of Bloom’s Taxonomy is to Apply.
Example activities at the Application level: use a formula to solve a problem, select a design to meet a purpose, reconstruct the passage of a new law through a given government/system
4. The fourth level of Bloom’s Taxonomy is to Analyze.
Example activities at the Analysis level: identify the ‘parts of’ democracy, explain how the steps of the scientific process work together, identify why a machine isn’t working
5. The fifth level of Bloom’s Taxonomy is to Evaluate.
Example activities at the Evaluation level: make a judgment regarding an ethical dilemma, interpret the significance of a given law of physics, illustrate the relative value of a technological innovation in a specific setting—farming, for example.
6. The sixth and final level of Bloom’s taxonomy is to Create.
Example activities at the Creation level: design a new solution to an ‘old’ problem that honors/acknowledges the previous failures, delete the least useful arguments in a persuasive essay, write a poem based on a given theme and tone