Students will explain how the discovery of a single dinosaur bone can stop a construction project and describe a process of resolving competing demands of land use.
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Students will prepare a presentation for a multicultural event focusing on an immigrant group from the early 1900s and one from today. They will compare and contrast both groups to gain an understanding of cultural diversity in Alberta.
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Students are invited to audition for a chance to join a production team by preparing to do a series of spotlights on Canada’s natural resources.
Students take on the role of applying for a job as a tour guide for the National Museum of Canada. As part of their application, students research stories from one of several groups from Canada’s past, and draw conclusions about how that group viewed themselves (sense of identity). They will then share their presentations with other applicants.
Students take on the role of a junior writer to contribute to an article about the Great Depression. As part of their assignment, students select images and create captions that describe how the Great Depression affected ways of life.
Students take on the role of a Spartan spy and gather information to answer the question – “To what extent was the form of democracy practiced in ancient Athens fair and equitable?”
Students take on the role of a spokesperson for an active, Alberta-based organization, Enemies of Injustice (EOI). Students plan and conduct a press conference to announce how the organization will influence the community and both local and provincial government officials to act on an injustice that they have identified.
Students take on the role of a volunteer with an organization whose purpose is to support new immigrants and prepare materials to help new Canadians understand the structure and function of local government, and understand how citizens can act responsibly in their local community.
Students take on the role of an archivist. Canada’s central computer for democratic, archival information (R-JEF) has unexpectedly crashed losing vital information about the four pillars of democracy. Students will provide examples to reprogram R-JEF with a basic description of democracy both from their everyday lives and from either Ancient Athens or the Iroquois Confederacy.
Students will research a selected local or provincial issue and respond, in writing, to the question, “To what extent was the elected official accountable to his/her constituents?”
AAC Performance Assessments:
- Engage students in their learning
- Develop critical thinking skills
- Encourage innovation and problem solving
- Provide quality assessment evidence
- Are based on Alberta curriculum
Some Performance Assessments are for Members Only, while others are open to everyone.
Create Your Own Performance Tasks
Check out “Developing a Performance Assessment Task” to guide you through the process.