Like the Slave Quarters assessment, this question requires students to consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of a document as historical evidence. Students with a sophisticated understanding of how to source a document will be able to explain that Lange's iconic photograph is useful in that it depicts migrant workers at the time. They will also point out that the fact that Lange was paid by the Resettlement Administration to take the photograph may make it less useful as evidence of the living conditions facing migrant workers.
Migrant Mother Assessment
Migrant Mother Rubric
"Migrant Mother" - Library of Congess