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 for the Reconstruction Era.
Task 1: Reconstruction Plans - How did the presidential and congressional plans for Reconstruction differ?
Task 2: Reconstruction Amendments - What changes did the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments make to the Constitution?
Task 3: Military Reconstruction - How did Radical Reconstruction - and the South’s reaction to it - affect the progress of reuniting the country and securing equal rights to African-Americans?