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.
Introduction, Wanderers Abstract
* Sagan claims that humans have always been wanderers by nature and that being forced to settle into civilization caused us to express that desire in other ways, including stories, symbols, and religion.
* Ancient people knew about five planets which were visible to the naked eye and identifiable by their complex...
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