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American Revolution: General Thomas Gage

Thomas Gage (March 10, 1718 or 1719-April 2, 1787) was a British Army general who commanded troops during the beginning of the American Revolution. Prior to this, he served as the colonial governor of Massachusetts Bay. In 1775, he was replaced as the British military commander-in-chief by General William Howe.
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Tips to Help a New School Principal Survive the First Year

The first year as a new principal at a school is a daunting challenge. Everyone is trying to figure you out, testing your mettle, and attempting to make a good impression. As a principal, you want to find a balance in making changes, building relationships, and figuring out what everyone is already doing well.
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African Elephant Facts

The African elephant ( Loxodonta africana and Loxodonta cyclotis ) is the largest land animal on the planet. Found in sub-Saharan Africa, this majestic herbivore is known for its remarkable physical adaptations as well as its intelligence. Fast Facts: African Elephants Scientific Name: Loxodonta africana and Loxodonta cyclotis Common Names: African elephant: savannah elephant or bush elephant and forest elephant Basic Animal Group: Mammal Size: 8-13 feet tall, length of 19-24 feet Weight: 6,000-13,000 pounds Lifespan: 60-70 years Diet: Herbivore Habitat: Sub-Saharan Africa Population: 415,000 Conservation Status: Vulnerable Description There are two subspecies of African elephant: savanna or bush elephant ( Loxodonta africana ) and forest elephant ( Loxodonta cyclotis ).
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Next Generation Science Standards: Evolution Resources

Lately, there has been a large push by the federal government to incorporate more STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in the classroom. The latest incarnation of this initiative is the Next Generation Science Standards. Many states have already adopted these standards and teachers everywhere are reworking their curriculum to make sure all students are proficient at all standards set forth.
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Negative Population Growth

Data from the Population Reference Bureau showed in 2006 that there were 20 countries in the world with negative or zero natural population growth expected between 2006 and 2050. What Does Negative Natural Population Growth Mean? This negative or zero natural population growth means that these countries have more deaths than births or an even number of deaths and births; this figure does not include the effects of immigration or emigration.
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How to Better Understand Shakespeare's Words

For many, language is the biggest barrier to understanding Shakespeare. Perfectly competent performers can be paralyzed with fear when they see bizarre words like “Methinks” and “Peradventure” - something we call Shakespearaphobia. As a way of trying to counter this natural anxiety, we often begin by telling new students or performers that speaking Shakespeare aloud isn't like learning a new language -it's more like listening to a strong accent and your ear soon adjusts to the new dialect.
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