Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Civil Disobedience Abstract
* "Civil Disobedience" was Thoreau's essay on the moral responsibilities of a citizen of a democracy.
* The idea of the essay was that when men saw their government acting immorally, they should withdraw their support from that government.
Slavery in Massachusetts Abstract
* Thoreau said government stuck its nose into...
This section contains 1,028 words|
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)