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.
Part 1, Chapter 1 Abstract
* The book opens with a description of the different ways that prisoners were arrested and sent to the Gulag prison system. Because most prisoners were arrested not for crimes, but for their ethnicity, many thought the arrest was a mistake.
* Families tried to quickly pack bags for their family members and to write...
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