I call these performance tasks Choose Your Own Adventures - or CYOAs!
In order for students to capitalize on their multiple intelligences, review what they have learned, and submit an assignment in for teacher assessment, students complete these CYOAs periodically throughout a unit. They have three options to choose from to complete a product that will answer the CYOA question - an essential question from the unit content.
This CYOA package include three assessment activities and all supplemental instructions for the study of the Industrial Age Late 19th century America.
Task 1: New Immigrants: What was it like for immigrants as they traveled to, arrived at, and lived in the United States?
Task 2: Rise of Big Business: What was the impact of capitalism and new business practices on American society and economy?
Task 3: Gilded Age Pop Culture: How did industrialization, technology, and social changes influence the mass culture of late 19th century America?
A general rubric for all activities is included!