Like the Unions in Paterson, New Jersey assessment, this question gauges whether students can source and contextualize a document. Students first look at an image created in Japan about life in America. Students then analyze three historical facts and determine which one can help determine whether the image is a historically reliable depiction of life in America. Strong students will select Fact 3 and explain how the artist's misrepresentation of American architecture suggests that he may not have been basing the image on reliable information about the United States at the time.
Japan and America Assessment
Japan and America Rubric
Japan and America Image - World Digital Library