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: If You See Something, Say Something Abstract
* In September 2010, Tom Friedman traveled to Tianjin, China, to participate in the World Economic Forum summer conference.
* Five years before, a car ride from Beijing was the only way to get to the city, but in 2010, there was an ultramodern station for the world-class high-speed train.
* At an...
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