Unit Four Blooms Taxonomy in Social Studies


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Create Social Studies Unit with Blooms Taxonomy

Learning Objectives

Participants will create a mock social studies unit. This unit will use tools and assessment strategies from each unit of this mini-course.

Ticket In the Door

Share three learning and educational tools that you have learned during this mini-course.


"Educators can use the tools of Bloom’s taxonomy to precisely focus curricula throughout the year on specific parts of the framework, ensuring that students demonstrate the proper cognitive abilities in each assignment and exam before moving on to the next.

This way, students can have clear, concise, and measurable goals to achieve. They answer questions and complete tasks based on which objective is the focus at the time, using the measurable verbs like the ones previously noted for each level to elicit the proper types of responses. For example, questions asking students to compare, discuss, and predict will help their basic understanding of a project, while the use of verbs like “investigate” and “relate” suggest that they’ve moved on to the analyzing stage.

Students can move from the lower to the higher levels of learning through course materials, topics, lectures, assignments and in-classroom activities that are fine-tuned to help them succeed. Following the framework of Bloom’s taxonomy, assignments and classroom learning can be restructured to ensure that they fall in line with each level in succession, so students have the critical tools to move towards achieving that all-important deeper level of learning: the top of the Bloom’s taxonomy pyramid." (Persaud, 2020)

"In modern classrooms, students aren’t always sitting passively in front of a lecturer. Mobile devices and online course materials are the norm. It’s a testament to the versatility of Bloom’s taxonomy that it fits extremely well into lesson planning for active learning." (Persaud, 2020)

Learning Activities

Assignment-Create a 5 day unit for a social studies class using all of the components of Blooms Taxonomy. Your unit should contain the following times:

  • Formal & Informal Assessments
  • Peer-reflection techniques
  • Interactive learning activities
  • Examples of technology(YouTube, internet, etc.)
  • Examples of each rung of Blooms Taxonomy through assessment or learning activities
  • Student discussions-either in-person or online depending on the unit you create

Conclusion & Ticket out the Door

How did you view of educational theory change as a result of this mini-course?

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