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, Winter Comes Again Abstract
* The authors begin the book by promising to turn history into prophesy.
* It sets forth that American history is cyclical, coming in four seasons or periods.
Chapter 2, Seasons of Time Abstract
* The authors assert that the First Turning is a 'high'; the Second Turning is an 'awakening'; the Third Turning is...
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