Pickett's Charge


To answer the question correctly, students must notice both the date of the event and the date of the print, and understand that the gap in time between the two limits the usefulness of the source as evidence about about the circumstances of Pickett’s Charge.

Level Description

Student explains why the time gap limits the reliability of the source as evidence of what happened at Pickett’s Charge.


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


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