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 Abstract
* Kublai Khan sits in his garden and senses the end of his empire.
* His request for information about his faraway lands is answered by Marco Polo.
* Polo weaves tales about cities he's visited in Khan's name.
* Whether the stories are real or imagined, Khan is mesmerized...
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