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.
Prelude: The Portrait Artist and Part 1, The Frontiersman: Chpaters 1-8 Abstract
* George Washington's father, Augustine, married Mary Johnson Bell after the death of his first wife left him with three young children.
* Augustine and Mary had five children with George being the eldest.
* Washington's family moved a great deal in his early life because his father...
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