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, Chapters 1 through 7 Abstract
* Young Ulysses Macauley enjoys nature in his back yard and then runs to watch a passing train, noting a black man who waves back at him.
* Throughout the day, Ulysses' mind returns to the joy emanating from that black man.
* Ulysses' older brother, Homer, wears his telegraph messenger uniform and rides his...
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