Look at the painting below and evaluate the claim that follows.
This painting by J.L.G Ferris, titled The First Thanksgiving 1621, was published in 1932.
The painting The First Thanksgiving 1621 is a useful resource for historians who wish to understand the relationship between the Wampanoag Indians and the Pilgrim settlers in 1621.
Do you agree or disagree? (Circle one.)
Briefly support your answer.
About the Assessment
This assessment measures students’ ability to source a document. When historians interpret a document, they look at who wrote it and when. Source information presents clues about whether the document provides reliable evidence about the past. This HAT gauges whether students understand an important aspect of sourcing: the time elapsed between when a document was produced and the event it depicts.