Jacob Riis

Rubric

To answer this question correctly, students must select Fact 2 and Fact 4 and explain how each might lead them to question the reliability of the image. Fact 2 reveals that Riis paid the man to sit for the photograph, which suggests that the photograph was posed instead of candid. Fact 4 reveals that Riis had used derogatory language to refer to the man in the photograph, which raises questions about how Riis viewed the person he was photographing. Riis’s negative views of the man may have affected how he chose to portray him in the image.  

Level Description
Proficient

Student selects a correct fact and explains how it might cast doubt on the reliability of the document.

Emergent

Student selects a correct fact but does not provide an adequate or complete explanation of how it would lead them to question the reliability of the document.

Basic

Student selects an incorrect fact or selects a correct fact but does not provide a relevant explanation.