Napoleon's Retreat

Rubric

To answer the question correctly, students must notice both the date of the event and the date of the image, and understand that the gap in time between the two limits the usefulness of the source as evidence of what happened during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia.

Level Description
Proficient

Student explains why the time gap limits the reliability of the source as evidence of what happened during Napoleon’s invasion of Russia.

Emergent

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

Basic

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