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.
Book 1, Chapter 1 Toward the Sunset Abstract
* The novel opens with the Hansa family traveling from Filmore County, Minnesota, to Dakota Territory to start a new life and farm and stake claim to land in the territory.
* The family consists of Per, the father; Beret, the mother; Olemand (Ola) the oldest son; Hans Kristian (Store-Hans), the youngest...
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