Like The First Thanksgiving, this assessment measures students’ ability to source a document. When historians interpret a document, they first look to find out who wrote it and when. This information provides important clues about whether the source provides reliable evidence about the past. This assessment gauges whether students understand an important aspect of sourcing: the time elapsed between when a document was produced and the event that it depicts.
This page directs you to the first image index of a larger online exhibit from the New York Public Library on the first big cities in the Northeast US including New York City, Baltimore, and Boston. Click on the "Cities in the Americas" logo in top left to view full exhibit.
Nowel Amsterdam en l’Amerique. François Jollain (French, ca. 1641–1704). Etching and engraving, possibly from Vues à vol d’oiseau de différents villes de France et de pays étrangers, ca. 1672
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic