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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
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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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Bull figure in which corpse is stored burns at Brahman cremation

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The hollow bull statue that encases the corpse and funerary offerings is burned as the final event of this 1986 funeral for a member of the Brahman caste.

Flames rise above the black bull figure and the decorated funerary platform. This is the moment when Balinese believe that the soul of the deceased is released from the body so that it is free to be reborn.

Traditionally only Brahman caste individuals should be burned inside bull shaped figures, but in recent years the rules applying to ancestral caste divisions increasingly have been ignored as new wealth is gained by some former common people.