Learning Together Through Faiths

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Learning Together Through Faiths
Sikhism Parts 1 and 2







Part 1: Unit 1 – Sikh Beliefs
Beliefs about God

  • Sikhs believe in one God – symbolised by the Ik Onkar symbol.

  • God created all things.


The Gurus

  • There were 10 human Gurus.

  • Guru Nanak was the first Guru.

  • Guru Nanak’s life and teaching.

  • Guru Nanak’s teaching that all people are equal.

  • Celebration of Guru Nanak’s birthday.


Part 1: Unit 2 – Sikh Teaching and Life
Sikh Teaching

Three important rules to follow:



  • Work honestly.

  • Share food with the needy.

  • Remember God.

The Gurus showed how to put teachings into practice in their lives.



  • Story of Guru Nanak and Bhai Lalo.

or

  • Story of Guru Gobind Singh and the Water Carrier, Bhai Ghanaya.


Sikh Life

  • Special celebrations – naming.

  • Sikhs worship at home and in the Gurdwara.


  • The Guru Granth Sahib teaches Sikhs how to live.

  • Sikhs share and show that everyone is equal in the Gurdwara.





Part 2: Unit 3 – The Gurdwara and the Guru Granth Sahib – Final and Everlasting Guru
The Gurdwara

  • Centre for the community and place of prayer and worship.

  • Nishan Sahib and Khanda symbol.

  • Shoes removed, hair covered.

  • Role of Granthi.

  • Use of music.

  • Karah Prasad.

  • The Langar kitchen- shared food.


The Guru Granth Sahib

  • Sikh holy book, final everlasting Guru

  • Written in Gurmurkhi.

  • Treated with respect as a human Guru

  • Contents:

- teachings of Guru Nanak and other Gurus.

- hymns and prayers that are sung in services.




Part 2: Unit 4 – Belonging to the Sikh Community
Guru Gobind Singh

  • The last human Guru.

  • Celebration of Baisakhi.

  • Established the Khalsa.

  • The 5 Ks and Sikh names.


Belonging to the Community

  • Becoming a Khalsa’d Sikh.

  • Amrit ceremony.
  • Obligations accepted with Amrit - rehat.





Concepts:__AT1'>Key Questions:

  • What do Sikhs believe about God?

  • What does Guru mean?

  • What does it mean to be equal?


Concepts:

AT1: Beliefs, teachings, sources.

Practices and ways of life.



AT2: Identity and belonging.

Meaning, purpose and truth.



Key Questions:

  • How do Sikhs follow rules in their lives?

  • What does worship mean to Sikhs?


Concepts:

AT1: Beliefs, teachings, sources.

Practices and ways of life.



AT2: Identity and belonging.

Meaning, purpose and truth.



Key Questions:

  • How is the Gurdwara a centre for worship and the expression of Sikh values?

  • Why is the Guru Granth Sahib ‘The Everlasting Guru?


Concepts:

AT1: Beliefs, teachings, practices.

Concept of God.



AT2: Meaning, purpose and truth.

Key Questions:

  • Why was Guru Gobind Singh important?
  • What is the significance of the Amrit Ceremony?



Concepts:

AT1: Beliefs, teachings, sources.

Practices and ways of life.



AT2: Identity and belonging.

Meaning, purpose and truth.







Belonging


  • Know what is involved for a child in belonging to the Sikh religion.

  • Know about naming and the importance of names in Sikhism.





Food


  • Know that the Gurus taught that everyone is of equal importance.

  • Know the story of Guru Nanak and Bhai Lalo.

In the Gurdwara people share food together to show this equality.





Weddings


  • Know what happens during a Sikh wedding.

  • Understand that the celebration is shared with family, friends and the faith community.

  • Know some of the symbols in a Sikh wedding.

  • Understand the inner meaning of a Sikh wedding.





The Journey of Life and Death


  • The ways in which human experiences associated with death, loss, hope, and meaning in life are understood in Sikhism.




Key Question:

  • What does it mean to belong in Sikhism?


Concepts

AT1: Beliefs, teaching, sources.

Practices and ways of life.



AT2: Identity and belonging

Key Questions:

  • Why is food important for Sikhs?

  • What does it mean to be equal?


Concepts:

AT1: Beliefs, teachings.

Practices and ways of life.



AT2: Identity and Belonging.


Key Questions:

  • How are Sikh weddings celebrated?

  • What is the importance of community/family during a wedding?


Concepts

AT1: Beliefs, teaching, sources.

Practices and ways of life.



AT2: Identity and belonging meaning, purpose and truth.

Key Questions:

  • What do Sikhs believe happens after death?

  • How do Sikhs support people during times of loss?



Concepts:

AT1: Beliefs, teachings, practices.

AT2: Meaning, purpose and truth.


Lewisham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2009

KEY STAGES 1 AND 2 – 4.






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