Lange's Iconic Photograph

Interactive Rubric

To answer this assessment, students must consider various aspects of the photograph's reliability and also think about other information that could help them evaluate the reliability of the image. In question 1, students must explain that Lange may have been influenced by the Resettlement Administration's desire to increase support for its programs. In question 2, students need to identify an aspect of the photo that suggests Lange's influence over its content. Finally, in question 3, students must identify one more piece of information that would help them evaluate the reliability this photograph and justify their choice. 

Level Description
Proficient

Question 1: Student identifies relevant background information and explains why it might call the reliability of the photo into question.

 

 

Question 2: Student identifies a relevant aspect of the photograph and explains why it would call the reliability of the photo into question. 

 

 

Question 3: Student identifies relevant information and explains how it would help to determine the reliability of the photograph. 

 

Emergent

Question 1: Student identifies background information that might call the reliability of the photo into question but does not provide a complete explanation. 

 

 

Question 2: Student identifies a relevant aspect of the photograph but does not explain why it would call the reliability of the photo into question. 

 

 

Question 3: Student identifies relevant information but does not adequately explain how it would help to determine the reliability of the photograph.

 

Basic

Question 1: Student does not identify background information that might call the reliability of the photo into question. 

 

 

Question 2: Student does not identify a relevant aspect of the photograph. 

 

 

Question 3: Student does not identify relevant information.