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.
Students respond, in writing, to the question “To what extent has the quality of life improved for Canadians as a result of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms becoming part of the Constitution?”
Students take the role of a professional lobbyist, who has been contacted by organizations that represent both sides of an issue in regard to the Youth Criminal Justice Act – one advocating for harsher penalties and one advocating for greater opportunities for rehabilitation. Students decide which organization they would like to represent and create a presentation for the board of directors.
Students take on the role of research assistant to provide background information about the Papaschase First Nation land claim. Students describe the historical context of the signing of the treaties, analyze why the Papaschase believed they had a valid claim, and provide specific evidence to support the claim.
Students take on the role of an individual applying for the position of Parliamentary Page. In preparation for their interview, students create a visual representation of the Canadian political system and examine the relationship among the three branches of the federal government.
Students take on the role of author for a Canadian financial magazine and write an opinion article exploring whether or not Canada could experience a global economic crisis to the same extent as the United States.
Students respond, in writing, to the question “To what extent do you believe our federal political and legislative processes meet the needs of all Canadians?”
Students create a newspaper issue which demonstrates knowledge of the impact of globalization with respect to a First Nations group.
AAC Member Only Content
As Finance Minister of Canada, students research and prepare a recommendation to Cabinet as to how Canada should allocate a current budget surplus of 5 billion dollars.
As animal lovers, students will research an animal to be added to the zoo and present their research to zoo staff.
AAC Member Only Content
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.
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