Guided Primary Source Analysis: How the Sun Spots Control Our Weather

How the Sunspots Control Our Weather

Zoom into a more detailed image of this newspaper page from 1912. Look at the images carefully and only read the headline and image captions. Outline the assertions—facts or beliefs—that are suggested.

Now read the first paragraph of the article. Describe your reaction to this text. Then relate how the descriptions of weather events compare to what we are reading about the weather today.

Do some research to find out how the assertions—facts or beliefs—from the historic newspaper article compare with what we know today. Report on your findings.

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!