Moving from analysis to evaluation on Bloom’s Taxonomy sure makes things more fun.
Check out these examples. Which would you rather answer?
- Boring: Compare and contrast multiplication and division.
- Fun: Which is better, multiplication or division? Why?
- Boring: Describe the similarities between Athens’ democracy and the Roman Republic.
- Fun: From the point of view of a commoner, which government would you rather live under?
- Boring: List the qualities of metamorphic, sedimentary, and igneous rocks.
- Fun: Create a political campaign for your favorite type of rock in which it proves it is better than the other two candidates.
Plus, as I wrote about earlier, these types of assessments should be reflecting the depth of your instruction.