Students take on the role of an experienced tour guide of Alberta’s Legislature. Students develop a training package to help new tour guides understand the structure of provincial government, and the roles and responsibilities of various participants in the government.
Students, as interpretive guides, take on the role of a resident in one of three provinces (British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland) and develop and support a position about whether or not to join Confederation.
Students consider the impact of French and British explorers on the lives of the Aboriginal peoples. They present recommendations for an updated museum exhibit to present multiple perspectives.
Students take on the role of author and explore significant events in Canadian history from 1763 to 1867. As part of their work, students select and justify the most significant event that contributed to the foundation of Canada.
Students will create a pamphlet for the National Historic Society to present multiple perspectives of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.
Students take on the role of a university research assistant who is preparing a submission to the History Channel. If successful, the submission would become part of a DVD documentary series on the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs. The series seeks to examine the motivation for Spanish expansionism.
Students take on the role of court spies for the king and are charged with the responsibility of helping the king reach a decision about whether or not to support humanism. Students research three influential Renaissance thinkers and philosophers to determine the impact of their philosophies on the evolving worldview of western Europe.
Students take on the role of an historian who has been hired by the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris to create an information pamphlet or podcast. This information will assist visitors to the museum to better understand the significance of the collection of Aztec artifacts by providing specific examples of the impact of intercultural contact.
Students take on the role of a freelance contributor for History Quarterly, a news magazine that examines the impact of events in the past. Students complete a written response that addresses how Aztecs were affected by Spanish worldview.
As the Chief Immigration Officer of Canada, students develop recommendations about a potential mass immigration. Students examine past immigration policy, as well as current immigration policy to inform their decision.
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.