Exercise 3.3: Using a Taxonomy Table to Analyze Objectives
Exercise 3.3: Using a Taxonomy Table to Analyze Objectives
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Use either the elementary or secondary example of unit objectives listed below. Study these objectives. Use the table provided below to classify each one according to Bloom's taxonomy. Show your classification by putting the number of each objective in the appropriate box.

Elementary Unit Objectives

Economics Unit (Kindergarten/1st Grade): What is Money and Why Do I Need It?

Objective 1: Student will be able to recognize a penny, a nickel, a dime, and a quarter.

Objective 2: Student will be able to differentiate between a penny, a nickel, a dime, and a quarter based upon their size, weight, color, and design.

Objective 3: Students will be able to apply their knowledge of the value of a penny and a nickel by correctly determining the value of at least one mixture of nickels and pennies that total ten cents or less.

Objective 4: Students will be able to illustrate their knowledge of what constitutes a "need" and a "want" by drawing at least one example of a "need" and one example of a "want."

Objective 5: Students will be able to justify why they think money is or is not a necessity to stay alive and healthy in the USA by writing at least 2 sentences.

Objective 6: Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of conventional job descriptions and duties by accurately portraying at least one designated profession's duties through a short dramatization.

Objective 7: Students will be able to generate ways they can earn money.

(Adapted from a unit plan by Beth Pollard, George Mason University)

Cognitive Process Dimension
 Knowledge Dimension 1. Remember 2.Understand 3. Apply 4. Analyze 5. Evaluate 6. Create A. Factual B. Conceptual C. Procedural D. Meta-cognitive

Secondary Unit Objectives

Science and Ecology Unit (6th Grade): Wetlands

Objective 1: Students will be able to identify how questions can be answered through scientific investigations.

Objective 2: Students will be able to conduct scientific investigations safely using appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data about wetlands.

Objective 3: Students will be able to understand the impact of human activity on resources and on the environment.

Objective 4: Students will be able to investigate the effects of human activity on wetlands.

Objective 5: Students will be able to base decisions regarding wetlands on knowledge of benefits and risks.

Objective 6: Students will recognize patterns of natural processes and human activities (channeling a stream; putting a shopping center on wetlands) that can contribute to natural hazards.

Objective 7: Students will be able to define "wetlands" and identify the two basic types.

Cognitive Process Dimension
 Knowledge Dimension 1. Remember 2.Understand 3. Apply 4. Analyze 5. Evaluate 6. Create A. Factual B. Conceptual C. Procedural D. Meta-cognitive

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Table 3.9 Table 3.10 Verbs for Learning Objectives