To answer this question correctly, students must identify the event depicted in an iconic historical photograph and clearly explain why the event is historically significant. For the first question, successful students will explain that this image shows Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald, who was in police custody in Dallas as the primary suspect in the assignation of President Kennedy. For Question 2, successful students might focus on the fact that by killing Oswald, Ruby prevented police from interviewing him, which hindered the investigation into Kennedy’s murder and fueled conspiracy theories about who was responsible for the assassination.
Student clearly and specifically identifies the event depicted in the photograph.
Student clearly and specifically explains why the event was historically significant.
Student provides correct information related to the event but does not clearly identify the significant event.
Student correctly elaborates on the event but does not clearly explain why the event is historically significant.
Student does not correctly identify the event.
Student does not provide a correct or relevant explanation for why the event was historically significant.