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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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Ellora, India
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Cave 16 in Ellora, India

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This is cave 16 in the cave complex at Ellora, India. A temple made of stone towers over the viewer. The walls of the temple are punctuated with niches filled with statues. At the bottom of the wall, there is a frieze of elephants, some of which have been broken or have weathered away. Several engaged columns (decorative, nonfunctional columns) rise up the walls to meet the roof.

The Ellora Caves, carved mostly between the seventh and tenth centuries, were hewn from the stone faces of the Charanadari Hills into a series of temples and monasteries. Buddhists, Hindus, and Jains carved caves for each religion and lived side by side in peace.