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Population Geography

Population geography is a branch of human geography that is focused on the scientific study of people, their spatial distributions and density. To study these factors, population geographers examine the increase and decrease in population, peoples' movements over time, general settlement patterns and other subjects such as occupation and how people form the geographic character of a place.

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Kids' Book Censorship: The Who and Why

Many people think that book censorship, challenges and book banning are things that happened in the distant past. That is certainly not the case. You may also remember all of the controversy about the Harry Potter books in the early 2000s. Why Do People Want to Ban Books? When people challenge books it is generally out of a concern that the contents of the book will be harmful to the reader.
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Amy Kirby Post: Quaker Abolitionist and Feminist

Amy Kirby (1802 - January 29, 1889) grounded her advocacy for women's rights and abolition in her Quaker faith. She's not as well-known as other anti-slavery activists, but she was well known in her own time. Early Life Amy Kirby was born in New York to Joseph and Mary Kirby, farmers who were active in the Quaker religious faith.
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The Study Island Program: An In-Depth Review

Study Island is a web-based program designed as a supplemental educational tool geared specifically to each individual state's standardized assessments. Study Island was built to meet and reinforce each state's unique standards. For example, students using Study Island in Texas would have questions geared to prepare them for the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR).
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American Civil War: Causes of Conflict

The causes of the Civil War may be traced to a complex mix of factors, some of which can be traced back to the earliest years of American colonization. Principal among the issues were the following: Slavery Slavery in the United States first began in Virginia in 1619. By the end of the American Revolution, most northern states had abandoned the institution and it was made illegal in many parts of the North in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
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Joan Beaufort

Joan Beaufort Facts Known for: a legitimized daughter of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt, one of Edward III's sons, Joan Beaufort was an ancestor of Edward IV, Richard III, Henry VIII, Elizabeth of York, and Catherine Parr. She is an ancestor of today's British royal family. Occupation: English noblewoman Dates: about 1379 - November 13, 1440 Joan Beaufort Biography: Joan Beaufort was one of four children born to Katherine Swynford, John of Gaunt's mistress at the time.
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DeSales University Admissions

DeSales University Admissions Overview: With an 76% acceptance rate, DeSales University does not have largely competitive admissions. Prospective students, in general, will need solid grades and test scores above average to be admitted. In addition to submitting an application, students will need to submit SAT or ACT scores, an official high school transcript, and two recommendations.
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How to Make a Sparkler

Sparklers are a handheld 'fireworks' that don't explode (pyrotechnic devices). They are easy to make, plus you can use your knowledge of chemistry to make colored sparks. Difficulty: Average Time Required: minutes to make, several hours drying time What You Need to Make a Sparkler Iron wires or wooden sticks 300 parts potassium chlorate 60 parts aluminum fines, flitter, or granules 2 parts charcoal 10% dextrin in water solution 500 parts strontium nitrate (optional, for red color) 60 parts barium nitrate (optional, for green color) How to Make the Homemade Sparkler Mix the dry ingredients with enough dextrin solution to make a moist slurry.
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Z-Scores Worksheet

One standard type of problem from an introductory statistics course is to calculate the z -score of a particular value. This is a very basic calculation, but is one that is quite important. The reason for this is that it allows us to wade through the infinite number of normal distributions. These normal distributions can have any mean or any positive standard deviation.
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The Death of Catherine the Great

There is a well-known legend surrounding Empress Catherine the Great of Russia, and it involves a horse. The myth is that Catherine was crushed to death by a horse while attempting to have sex with it. Usually, the collapse of a harness or lifting mechanism is blamed. This would be bad enough, but there's a second myth that's often added when debunking the first.
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President James Buchanan and the Secession Crisis

The election of Abraham Lincoln in November 1860 triggered a crisis which had been simmering for at least a decade. Outraged by the election of a candidate who was known to be opposed to the spread of slavery into new states and territories, leaders of the southern states began to take action to split from the United States.
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Learn to Order Events for Narrative Writing Assignments

Narrative paragraphs are often used to describe what a person does over a period of time. Read this example narrative paragraph, notice how words like 'later' are used to connect what happens. Yesterday evening I got home from work at 6 o'clock. My wife had painstakingly prepared a delicious dinner which we ate immediately.
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How to Write a Narrative Essay or Speech

A narrative essay or speech is used to tell a story, often one that is based on personal experience. This genre of work comprises works of nonfiction that hew closely to the facts and follow a logical chronological progression of events. Writers often use anecdotes to relate their experiences and engage the reader.
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About the Classical Order of Architecture

If your architect suggests a Classical order for your new porch columns, there's no need to return a blank stare. It's a good idea. An Order of Architecture is a set of rules or principles for designing buildings - similar to today's building code. Five Classical orders, three Greek and two Roman, comprise the types of columns we use even in today's architecture.
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Preparing for an Oral Exam

Oral exams⁠-tests during which teachers ask students to answer exam questions aloud⁠-can be undoubtedly stressful, but there are a number of ways to prepare for nontraditional testing or reporting methods like this. Though oral exams are most common for language learners, they are increasingly prevalent across other subjects because they allow teachers to cater syllabuses to students with a variety of learning styles.
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Conversational Implicature Definition and Examples

In pragmatics, conversational implicature is an indirect or implicit speech act: what is meant by a speaker's utterance that is not part of what is explicitly said. The term is also known simply as implicature; it is the antonym (opposite) of explicature, which is an explicitly communicated assumption.
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PH, pKa, Ka, pKb, and Kb Explained

There are related scales in chemistry used to measure how acidic or basic a solution is and the strength of acids and bases. Although the pH scale is most familiar, pKa, Ka, pKb, and Kb are common calculations that offer insight into acid-base reactions. Here's an explanation of the terms and how they differ from each other.
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Third-Person Pronouns

In English grammar, third-person pronouns refer to people or things other than the speaker (or writer) and the person(s) addressed. In contemporary standard English, these are the third-person pronouns: He, she, it, one (singular personal pronouns in the subjective case) They (plural personal pronoun in the subjective case) Him, her, it, one (singular personal pronouns in the objective case) Them (plural personal pronoun in the objective case) His, hers (singular possessive pronouns) Theirs (plural possessive pronoun) Himself, herself, itself, oneself (singular reflexive/intensive pronouns) Themselves (plural reflexive/intensive pronoun) In addition, his, her, its, one's , and their are the singular and plural third-person possessive determiners.
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10 Interesting Facts About Atoms

Everything in the world consists of atoms, so it's good to know something about them. Here are 10 interesting and useful atom facts. There are three parts to an atom. Protons have a positive electrical charge and are found together with neutrons (no electrical charge) in the nucleus of each atom. Negatively charged electrons orbit the nucleus.
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Understanding Proportion in Art

Proportion and scale are principles of art that describe the size, location, or amount of one element in relation to another. They have a great deal to do with the overall harmony of an individual piece and our perception of the art. As a fundamental element in artistic work, proportion and scale are quite complex.
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Using Language Functions to Learn and Teach English

A language function explains why someone says something. For example, if you are teaching a class you'll have to give instructions. "Giving Instructions" is the language function. Language functions then require certain grammar. To use our example, giving instructions requires the use of the imperative.
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