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.
pgs. 1-21 Abstract
* The 42nd parallel is about the lives of ordinary Americans living in and trapped by the time period in which they live.
* Miles is the Commanding General. In the opening Newsreel, he falls off his horse and gets back on it.
* The opening Newsreel is about the closing of Capital City's Century.
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