Like the Unions in Paterson, New Jersey assessment, this question gauges whether students can source and contextualize a document. Students must first examine a photograph by Jacob Riis and then determine which facts might help them evaluate the reliability of the photograph. Strong students will be able to explain how the fact that Riis paid the man to sit for the photograph indicates that the photograph was posed or staged (Fact 2) and the fact that Riis used a derogatory term to describe the man (Fact 4) could indicate a lack of respect that affected how he chose to portray him.
Jacob Riis Assessment
Jacob Riis Rubric
Riis's Photo - Library of Congress