Bloom's Taxonomy Revised

Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy of cognitive objectives is one of the best ways to differentiate curriculum to meet the needs of students. Teachers can use the six levels of thinking—Remembering, Understanding, Applying, Analyzing, Evaluating and Creating—as a framework for planning units that incorporate low to high-level thinking activities. A free, downloadable set of colorful posters explains each of the six levels of the taxonomy. Contact the Heartland graphics department to request copies be produced in color (minimal cost).

(Based on Pohl, 2000, Learning to Think, Thinking to Learn, p. 8)

Go to the following article, Bloom’s Taxonomy Blooms Digitally, at to discover how the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy helps teachers meet the information and communication technology skills that are part of the Iowa Core Curriculum.