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Graphic organizer: Marriage in colonial North Carolina
This graphic organizer will aid students' comprehension as they read an article about marriage in colonial North Carolina.
Format: chart/lesson plan (grade 8 Social Studies)
By Pauline S. Johnson.
Sita's hand in marriage
In The Ramayana, page 1.5
Rama and Sita ask for her parents' consent to marry in this detail image on a Ramayana mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Rama and Sita sit together on a low cushioned platform with their hands in the respectful wai or Thai prayer position....
By Lorraine Aragon.
Making marriages legal
In North Carolina in the Civil War and Reconstruction, page 8.8
Marriage certificate issued by the Freedmen's Bureau, making legal the marriage of two former slaves. Includes historical commentary.
Format: document
A marriage of cultures
In Contemporary life in Vietnam, page 5
With French and general Western media influence, many Vietnamese like to wear white or other color European-style gowns for at least some events in their multi-part marriage ceremonies. Unlike in the U.S., Vietnamese and other Southeast Asians usually participate...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Pashupatinath tour: Marriage ritual
In this recording, you can hear Ajit describing the important symbolism of flowers in a marriage. The same flowers that symbolize marriage are also put on the body during cremation, which strikes me as interesting. While we are discussing this, we are watching...
Format: audio
Kneeling princes hear about plans for Sita's marriage (Thai Ramayana mural)
Kneeling princes hear about plans for Sita's marriage (Thai Ramayana mural)
A Ramayana mural in the Emerald Buddha Temple shows princes gathered to hear how they might compete for Sita's hand in marriage. Young men kneel on a blue tiled floor in a walled courtyard around two small roofed pavillions where announcement of the competition...
Format: image/photograph
The marriage of Rama and Sita
In The Ramayana, page 1.8
A royal pavilion scene on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple shows the wedding of Sita and Rama. On the central platform, Sita sits at the left and Rama at the right of a tall footed dish, designed to represent ceremonial foods on a mound of rice. Rama,...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Rama and Sita get Sita's parents' blessing for their marriage (Thai Ramayana mural)
Rama and Sita get Sita's parents' blessing for their marriage (Thai Ramayana mural)
Rama and Sita ask for her parents' consent to marry in this detail image on a Ramayana mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Rama and Sita sit together on a low cushioned platform with their hands in the respectful wai or Thai prayer position....
Format: image/photograph
Suffrage: The changing role of women
In this lesson, students use oral history excerpts and photographs to learn about the women's suffrage movement in the United States from a variety of perspectives.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
Rama's regret
In The Ramayana, page 7.9
Rama sits on a riverbank with four women, trying to forget Sita, as portrayed on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Rama sits at the corner of a riverbank, holding a piece of food in his right hand and gazing out at the water. A young and beautiful woman...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Sita and Rama are reunited
In The Ramayana, page 6.10
Sita and Rama dance together close to the floor at a performance in Yogyakarta in July 1986. Sita's left hand is flexed back and upward, resting on her left knee. Sita is in front, gazing sharply to the side with her bent legs hidden by her sarong skirt. Rama...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Women's “libbers”
In this oral history excerpt, Rosamonde Boyd expresses her views on the women's liberation movement and contrasts it with the work she did to advance women's causes. In particular, she and the interviewer focus on feminist views of marriage.
Format: audio
Hermit leads Rama to competition for Sita (Thai Ramayana mural)
Hermit leads Rama to competition for Sita (Thai Ramayana mural)
In this detail on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple, a hermit leads Rama and Laksman to Sita's city so that Rama can enter the bow-stringing competition for Sita's hand in marriage. Here, and elsewhere in Thai temple paintings, Rama is depicted with green...
Format: image/photograph
Sita watches as Rama arrives at her palace (Thai Ramayana mural)
Sita watches as Rama arrives at her palace (Thai Ramayana mural)
Sita watches as Rama arrives at her palace, as seen on a Ramayana mural in the Emerald Buddha Temple. In this detail, Sita appears to be leaning out of a window on the right to watch as royal princes arrive to compete for her hand in marriage. The hermit,...
Format: image/photograph
The Ramayana
The Hindu epic The Ramayana is retold through the mural, painting, and dance of Southeast Asia.
Format: book (multiple pages)
Marriage in colonial North Carolina
In Colonial North Carolina, page 6.6
In the colonial period, how and when people got married depended on whether they were indentured servants, slaves, free laborers, or wealthy people. Many marriages were informal and validated by the community rather than by a legal license.
Format: article
By L. Maren Wood.
Marriage certificate issued by the Freedmen's Bureau
Marriage certificate issued by the Freedmen's Bureau
Bureau Refugees, Freemen and Abandoned Lands By the authority of Circular No. 5, dated Assistant Commissioner's Office Ky. and Tenn., Nashville, Feb. 26, 1866, I certify that I have this day united B. B. Manson...
Format: image/document
Hanuman searches for Sita
In The Ramayana, page 3.5
Sequential images of Hanuman looking for Sita in the demon Ravana's palace are seen on a Ramayana mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. The two adjacent images illustrate how framed space is used to indicate time lapses in Thai temple mural paintings. Hanuman,...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Bride walks through street in lacy pink wedding dress and high gloves at Mytho
Bride walks through street in lacy pink wedding dress and high gloves at Mytho
A young bride walks through the street in a European-style, lacy pink wedding dress at Mytho. A matching pink lace headdress trails from her hair, and long white lace gloves reach her upper arms. The bride lifts up the front flounces of her skirt as she walks...
Format: image/photograph
Sita's fire ordeal
In The Ramayana, page 6.11
Rama and his court watch Sita during the fire ordeal, as seen on a mural at the Emerald Buddha Temple. Sita stands calmly in a gated area with flames burning around the lotus blossom platform on which she stands. One of the monkey kings lights the fire with...
By Lorraine Aragon.