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 "We Have Some Planes" Abstract
* Recounts how the hijackers boarded the airplane and how the hijackers took over the aircraft and crashed each plane.
Chapter 2 "The Foundation of the New Terrorism" Abstract
* Details the response of the FAA and NORAD before and after the hijacking took place.
Chapter 3 "Counterterrorism Evolves" Abstract
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