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Birth of Guru Nanak

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Topic: Birth of Guru Nanak

Learning Outcomes

  • identify features of Sikhism
  • become aware of the life of Guru Nanak
  • learn about the teachings of Guru Nanak and why he is important to the Sikh religion

 

Introduction

Revise the basic of the Sikh religion using PowerPoints about features of the religion.

Development

Remind the class how other religions have people who lead celebrations e.g. priests, rabbis, etc….. In the Sikh religion, it is a guru who leads events and spreads the teachings of Sikhism. Through the years, some Guru have been remembered more than others for different reasons. Today, they will be looking at the life of Guru Nank and why he was so important to the Sikh people. He was the founder of the religion and his birth is remembered each year: https://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/sikhism/people/nanak.shtml

Share with the class different stories of the life of Guru Nanak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFaVHT2ZpV8

Plenary

Divide the class into groups and using Book Creator, create a project on Sikhism.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/introduction-to-sikhism-6377041

Book Creator for Sikhism project.

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Sikhism, 5 K’s

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Topic: Sikhism, 5 K’s

Learning Outcomes

-recognise the 5 K’s of Sikhism

-name the 5 K of Sikhism

-explore the importance of the 5 K’s

 

Introduction

Talk about Sikhism, where the religion originates from, what the followers are called.

Recalling the beliefs of Sikhs from previous lesson.

Show the 5 K’s of Sikhism.

Talk about their names, where it originates from and the importance to the religion.

Watch the video linked https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg7A8cPlvU0

Development

Give each group a set of loop cards on the 5 physical symbols. Give each small group an opportunity to discuss the physical symbols.

Make the loop from the loop cards and compare to other groups.

Plenary

A display will be made which displays each of the physical symbols. Give groups the opportunity to draw, paint or display the symbol in their chosen form.

 

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

use of youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eg7A8cPlvU0

kahoot quiz on the physical symbols

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Sikhism

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Topic:

Sikhism

LT focus:

  • Explore the common inks in any of a range of religious codes of conduct
  • Attempt to locate the common values across the traditions
  • Explore at class level how these values can benefit society

Introduction

At the beginning of the lesson, access

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9qJJcHv0bI

This video is a compilation of Sikh Mantra. The video is quite long and can be played throughout the lesson.

Display the Image of the Khanda (the Sikh symbol for their religion)

Ask the children if they can identify the origin of the language, and possibly the religion/symbol to which it belongs.

Development

Ask the children to access

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/religion/sikhism.html

by linking it to their Google Classroom assignment page.

The children should work in 2s or 3s and discuss their findings.

As a group or individually they should create a Google document to compare and contrast this religion to another religion that they have studied in the recent past.

Under the headings:

  • Place of Origin
  • Founder
  • Sacred Texts
  • Sacred Building
  • Major Festivals
  • Main Branches
  • Major Beliefs
  • Famous Sikhs
  • Fun Facts

Then they can share this document to the rest of their group to complete at home if unfinished

Plenary

The children could share their findings to the class or present these at an assembly.

As an extension activity the children could make Finger Malas (meditation beads) or create a golden collage of the Harimandir Sahib (Golden Temple)

Other teacher resources for teaching this topic:

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Diwali

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Topic:

Diwali

LT focus:

Explore how the Hindu festival Diwali is celebrated

Examine the art associated with Diwali

Introduction

Write Diwali on the board and explain that it is the Hindu festival of light

Tell the children the story of Sita and Rama using cutouts, to give them a background of why Diwali is celebrated

Development

Look at videos and pictures of people celebrating Diwali, focusing on the art and lights used during the celebrations.

Discuss other religious festivals or celebrations that use light. Discuss the similarities and differences between the use of light in such festivals

Plenary

Children create a lantern out of paper and decorate it with many colours.

Other teacher resources for teaching this topic:

An extension activity: create a rangoli design