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Zhou Dynasty, China

The Zhou Dynasty (also spelled Chou) is the name given to a historical period roughly consisting of the last two-fifths of the Chinese Bronze Age, traditionally marked between 1046 and 221 BC (although scholars are divided on the starting date). It is broken into three periods: Western Zhou (ca 1046-771 BC) The Zhou ruling dynasty was founded by King Wen, and solidified by his successor King Wu, who conquered the Shang Dynasty.
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How to Begin Learning Japanese

So you want to learn how to speak Japanese, but don't know where to start? This page will direct you to where you should begin. Below you will find lessons for beginners, writing lessons, information on pronunciation and comprehension, where to find dictionaries and translation services, information for travelers to Japan, audio lessons, culture lessons and articles about the culture of Japan.
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Inclusion - Both an Educational Practice and an Educational Philosophy

Definition Inclusion is both a practice and a basic underpinning of modern educational philosophy. A Practice The practice of inclusion in public schools is based on the legal concept of Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) When Congress passed PL94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, it was in response to the findings of the U.
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Tree Communities of the Forest Biomes of North America

A forest biome is the broadest regional classification of a plant and animal community recognized by botanists and forest scientists. A forest biome is a zone where a predictable tree, plant, and animal community exists resulting from the effects of climate, soil, the presence or lack of moisture and other physical and topographical variables.
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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Admissions

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Admissions Overview: MCLA has an acceptance rate of 77%, making it neither highly selective nor open to everyone who applies. Students will generally need good test scores and strong grades to be admitted to the school. Interested students will need to submit an application through the school's website or with the Common Application.
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Ticks, Suborder Ixodida

The parasitic arachnids we call ticks all belong to the suborder Ixodida. The name Ixodida derives from the Greek word ixōdēs , meaning sticky. All feed on blood, and many are vectors of diseases. Description: Most adult ticks are quite small, the largest reaching about 3mm in length at maturity. But when engorged with blood, an adult tick can easily expand to 10 times its normal size.
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