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Bloom Chart...
 
The work of Benjamin Bloom has influenced generations of American educators. His Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: The Classification of Educational Goals, Handbook I: Cognitive Domain (1956) proposed a hierarchy of thinking skills, suggesting that the mere recall of facts does not involve the same depth of cognitive processing as justifying and criticizing or creating and composing.
 
Scholars have recently modified Bloom’s Taxonomy. Bloom’s nouns have been changed to verbs, and his top two levels have been reordered, but the model still bears his unmistakable mark:
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The revised Bloom’s Taxonomy is the basis for the Bloom Chart, a tool for planning and designing product-oriented lessons around a central theme. For example, consider the study of Ancient Greece. A student could create a poster detailing facts about Greek culture (level one), or she could debate a classmate concerning the military systems of the Greeks and the Romans (level 5). The Bloom Chart makes differentiation possible without radically altering the content you need to present.
 
Sample Lesson:
  1.  Data Displays (pdf)
 
Also available are two blank Bloom Charts for use in the regular classroom. The pdf version is best for printing. However, you can also download the PowerPoint file and type your text directly onto the template. Simply choose the format you find most convenient.
 
 
 
Bloom’s Taxonomy

6. Evaluation
5. Synthesis
4. Analysis
3. Application
2. Comprehension
1. Knowledge Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

6. Create
5. Evaluate
4. Analyze
3. Apply
2. Understand
1. Remember