This assessment gauges students’ ability to source, contextualize, and corroborate a document. Students must consider how the contextual information about the creation of Lange’s iconic photograph affects its reliability as historical evidence of Dust Bowl life. Students must also analyze the photograph and determine how the content of the image might affect its reliability. Finally, students are asked to think about what other information they might seek to help them evaluate the reliability of the document.
Lange's Iconic Photograph Assessment
Lange's Iconic Photograph Rubric
"Migrant Mother" - Library of Congress