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.
Lust for Gold, Lust for Silver Abstract
* Spain financed Columbus' expedition in hopes of finding a new, less expensive passage to the treasures of the Indies and Asia.
* The Christian world was waging a war against Islam.
* After 800 years, Spain finally regained the city of Granada.
* The Pope granted great tracts of land in Latin America...
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