The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming

Is your book club reading The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming? Here’s a one-page round-up of discussion questions to get you started!

Want to use The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming in your history or language arts class? This classroom discussion guide includes a range of questions intended to address a variety of learning styles, levels of interest, and levels of ability. The content is designed for grades 4-8 and aligned to Common Core and the National Council for the Social StudiesThematic Standards for this age group. It is also suitable for use in Washington State History curricula.

The guide includes maps and resources, which you can also view or download:

To supplement the guide, here are some resources and links:

The Pacific Northwest

Childhood in the 1800s

Currency Converter

School in the 1800s

Chinook Trading Language

Note: This was an entirely invented language that often varied from region to region, so there is no one standard dictionary. These examples are just a few of many intended to give an idea of what the language looked and sounded like in the mid-nineteenth century in and near Washington Territory.

Homesteading in the Puget Sound Region

Native Seattle

Jane’s Seattle

Puget Sound Regional History

These are great sites for teachers who would like students to do primary source research to supplement or further investigate the historical setting of The Many Reflections of Miss Jane Deming.