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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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Margery H. Freeman
Date created
Gunung Kawi, Bali, Indonesia
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Balinese woman balances red pail of water on head above rice terrace

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A Balinese woman wearing a red blouse, print sarong, and rubber thongs balances a large red pail of water on her head as she walks along a path above rice terraces. Below the woman, two flooded rice terraces and nearby coconut trees are visible.

The woman, who wears her hair plaited in a single braid, is seen from the back as she walks gracefully using both hands to steady her heavy load. The image illustrates both the heavy weights Balinese women can bear on their heads and the straight posture that Balinese women learn to enable their feats of balance. As is slightly visible here, women often wrap a towel or other cloth as a base pad on their heads to cushion hard and heavy loads such as plastic buckets.