Gardner's Civil War Photography

Rubric

To successfully complete this assessment, students must consider key aspects of the photographs' reliability and also think about other information that could be used to evaluate the reliability of the photos. In Question 1, students should observe that the same deceased soldier was photographed in two different locations, which means that the bodies were likely arranged in at least one of the photos. In Question 2, students must identify another piece of information that would help them evaluate the photographs.

Level Description
Proficient

Question 1: Student identifies a relevant aspect of the photographs and explains why it would call the reliability of the photos into question.


Question 2: Student identifies a relevant piece of information and explains how it would help determine the reliability of the photographs.

Emergent

Question 1: Student identifies a relevant aspect of the photographs but does not clearly explain why it would call the reliability of the photographs into question.


Question 2
: Student identifies a relevant piece of information but does not fully explain how it would help determine the reliability of the photographs.

Basic

Question 1: Student does not identify a relevant aspect of the photographs that might call the reliability of the images into question.


Question 2:
Student does not identify a relevant piece of information.