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.
Chapter 1, What is Pearl Harbor? Abstract
* Jeanne and her family go to the wharf to watch the fishing fleet leave. The fleet, however, does not go out of sight like it normally does but turns around instead.
* A man from the cannery shouts that Pearl Harbor has been attacked.
Chapter 2, Shikata Ga Nai Abstract
* Jeanne and...
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