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.
* Societies developed differently around the world and at different times.
* Societies developed agriculture and metal tools at different times.
* As a result of this differing development, wealth and power are unevenly distributed.
Chapter 1 "Up to the Starting Line" Abstract
* Diamond doesn't believe that the traditional explanations,...
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