The First Thanksgiving

Sample Student Responses

Proficient responses

Level Description

Student explains why the time gap limits the reliability of the source as evidence of what happened at the first Thanksgiving.

Emergent responses

Level Description

Student evaluates reliability of source but does not fully explain the problems caused by the gap in time. 

Basic responses

Level Description

Student does not recognize the gap in time and instead takes the painting at face value or provides an irrelevant response.