Sikhism Teacher Resources
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Religion - Sikhism
Students investigate Sikhism. In this Sikhism lesson, students research the different aspects of this religion. They work in small groups to research details about Sikh practices, language, and culture. They design a presentation such as a song, PowerPoint, poster or short story to share the information they found. They complete a quiz as an assessment.
Why Do You Wear The Turban?
Students discuss aspects of the Sikhism religion. In this religion lesson plan, students watch a commercial that explains the importance of wearing the turban. They discover the five articles of faith that followers wear.
Sikhism - The Birthday of Guru Nanak, Activities
In this Sikhism activity worksheet, students reveal their knowledge of the birthday of the Guru Nanak. They complete a series of questions and then further develop their learning by reading a passage and creating their on word search containing words and phrases linked to Sikhism.
Sikhism - Match the Cards
In the Sikhism card matching instructional activity, learners prove their knowledge of the symbols and words associated with the Sikhism religion. Students are further challenged when they mix up the cards with other religion's cards.
Sikhism - The Birthday of Guru Nanak, Newspaper Article - Writing Frame
In this newspaper writing frame activity, students crystallize their understanding of the birthday of the Guru Nanak in the Sikhism faith by writing a report over the subject. They are asked to create an solid headline, detail the Sikh people, the Gupurbs and explain Guru Nanak's' importance while maintaining appropriate news language and style.
Religions of the World
A perfect resource for encouraging an understanding of the world's religions and note taking skills. Text is broken into a classic note taking style, ideal for teaching good habits. Content includes a break down of major religions, separated into monotheistic and polytheistic categories. All seven major religions plus two secondary religions are discussed.
Sikhism: The 5 K's
Do you know what the 5 k's are? View this PowerPoint and learn about the 5 symbolic items that Sikhs wear as symbolic reminders of their commitment and duty as part of Khalsa. The Kesh, Kangha, Kara, Kachera, and Kirpan translate to uncut hair, comb, braclet, underpants, and a belt. Interesting stuff!
World Religion Day: Reading Activities
If your class is observing World Religion Day in January, use this resource to provide a research and response opportunity. A short informational reading (available as an MP3 download for auditory learners and listening exercises) is the foundation for several activities, promoting comprehension and literacy. Learners complete phrases, do listening and reading cloze activities, conduct a student interview, and more! There are 4 options for engaging extension activities.
Religions of Eastern Asia
Learners investigate how religions are created. They identify the basic history, beliefs, and practices of Confucianism, Sikhism, Shinto, Taoism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Students are to prepare a poster of their religions similarities/differences. They write a research paper on their chosen religion.
Australia's Religious Diversity
Learners identify major world religions and forms of spirituality and recognise the religious diversity of communities in Australia. They brainstorm for the definition of religion. Students brainstorm to come up with a list of religions.
Taking a Closer Look at Religions Around the World
Students explore diversity. In this religious studies lesson, students develop their knowledge and understanding of world religions as they use Internet and print sources to research Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
Sikhism - Baisakhi, The Story of the Khalsa
In this Sikhism worksheet, students demonstrate their understanding and knowledge base for the story of the Khalsa from the Sikh community. The five paragraph text utilizes a word bank to help students in their task.
Sikhism - The Birthday of Guru Nanak, The Life of Guru Nanak
In this fill in the blank activity, students demonstrate their knowledge of the birthday and life of the Guru Nanak. Students have access to a word bank to complete the assignment.
Sikhism - Baisakhi, The Five Ks
In this symbol worksheet, students recognize the five different k-symbols for the Sikhism religion. Students are also asked to identify what the images represent symbolically.
Sikhism - Baisakhi
In this religious festivals worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer with information about groups they personally belong to. Students also answer some short answer question pertaining to Sikhism in light of the information they included in the graphic organizer.
Town, Tales, and Timelines
Second graders study Ancient India, Ancient China, and/or Modern Japan in an integrated unit lasting between 6-9 weeks. Economic concepts are taught for each country, and the art teacher integrates art from these countries culminating "town simulation event."
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“. . . world religions disagree on the most fundamental teachings. They cannot all be right or all be different parts of the same truth. Either one is true or all are false.” Accepting this premise is essential when examining this resource that purports to present a comparison of eight major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese (Confucianism, Taoism), Sikhism, Shintoism, and Atheism.
Students research various cultural and religious festivals celebrated and observed by Australians, describing common elements and identifying adaptations that have been made for life in Australia.
Art to Zoo: India-Where Remarkable Differences Are Ordinary
Students "visit" India to learn about its culture and the lives of children in India. In this India lesson, students conduct research and report on the lives of Indian children in the form of a mock interview between a journalist and an Indian child. Students write a foreign news service article based on the facts they have learned through the interviewing process.
A Passage to India Quiz
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about E.M. Forster's a Passage to India. Students may submit their answers to be scored.