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Important Announcement about Online Courses and LEARN NC.

Important Message about LEARN NC

LEARN NC is evaluating its role in the current online education environment as it relates directly to the mission of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education (UNC-CH SOE). We plan to look at our ability to facilitate the transmission of the best research coming out of UNC-CH SOE and other campus partners to support classroom teachers across North Carolina. We will begin by evaluating our existing faculty and student involvement with various NC public schools to determine what might be useful to share with you.

Don’t worry! The lesson plans, articles, and textbooks you use and love aren’t going away. They are simply being moved into the new LEARN NC Digital Archive. While we are moving away from a focus on publishing, we know it’s important that educators have access to these kinds of resources. These resources will be preserved on our website for the foreseeable future. That said, we’re directing our resources into our newest efforts, so we won’t be adding to the archive or updating its contents. This means that as the North Carolina Standard Course of Study changes in the future, we won’t be re-aligning resources. Our full-text and tag searches should make it possible for you to find exactly what you need, regardless of standards alignment.

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Sita asks Rama to capture a golden deer (Thai Ramayana mural at Emerald Buddha Temple)

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A mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple depicts Sita asking Rama to capture a golden deer.

Both Rama and Sita sit together on the veranda of an elegant pavillion. Sita leans towards Rama as if posing her request that he capture the golden deer for her. The deer is really a demon in disguise sent to lure Rama and Laksman away from Sita so that she can be kidnapped by the demon king Ravana.

On the lower right of the image, part of the next scene is shown where Rama is leaving Sita’s pavillion and asking Laksman to guard her while he, Rama, is away pursuing the deer. Note that Rama thus appears twice in the same image to convey sequential action.

To get Laksman out of the way, a demon later imitates Rama’s voice calling for help from the forest. Laksman then goes to his aid, while Sita is left alone and is abducted.