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Recap from last lesson 1. What does the word Sikh mean? Disciple 2.What name is given to their Holy Book? Guru Granth Sahib 3.Who was the Guru who wrote.

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1 Recap from last lesson 1. What does the word Sikh mean? Disciple 2.What name is given to their Holy Book? Guru Granth Sahib 3.Who was the Guru who wrote this book? Guru Nanak 5.Give 6 facts about Guru Nanaks life 4.Name one Key Belief of Sikhs given in the Mool Mantar (the first verses of the Holy Book) There is only one God who is almighty and eternal

2 MR FEHRENBACH MAY 2014 What impact do Sikh beliefs have on everyday life?

3 Learning Objectives To explore the additional commitment that a Sikh can make by becoming a Khalsa To consider if a shared name brings greater sense of belonging and unity To consider the impact that Sikh beliefs have on everyday lives of believers

4 Starter Questions Who or what are you prepared to take a great and dangerous risk and maybe even die for? Pulling a family member from a burning house Pushing a friend out of the way from an on coming car Being bullied for something you strongly believe in. Going to prison for a Religious belief or a strongly held view All around the world there are people who live in fear and danger as a result of their religious beliefs. They face torture, imprisonment and even death.

5 Khalsa Sikh- The Background Guru Gobind Singh ( ) became the tenth Guru at the age of 9 years old. He began the Khalsa of Sikhs or the “brotherhood”. A fighting force which could defend the Sikhs from being persecution or killed for what they believed in. Sikhs who joined took part in an initiation ceremony called the “Amrit Ceremony”, take new names and wear the 5 Ks What can you remember about the 5 Ks?

6 The 5 Ks Kesh – long hair

7 Kanga - comb

8 Kirpan - sword

9 Kachs – baggy shorts

10 Kara – steel bangle

11 The Amrit Ceremony Refer to pages 20 to 23 from text book “Discovering Religions- Sikhism” Answer the following questions in full detail: 1. Who are the Khalsa Sikhs and why were they formed? 2. What is the Amrit Ceremony and what does it involve? 3. Who were the Panj piare and what are they expected to do? khalsa/672.html

12 Now examine the following issues: Discuss with your partner the following issues to complete the table given: Should Sikhs be allowed to wear a Kirpan in school? What happens to the Kirpan when going through airport security? Can a Sikh women shave her legs? What happens if Sikhs shave by accident? Should Sikhs have to take the Kara off to do PE at school?

13 Learning Outcomes I can describe the impact of religion on Sikh`s lives (AT1 L4) I can use an increasingly wide vocabulary to explain the impact of beliefs upon individuals and communities (AT1 L5) I can apply ideas simply to my own and other people`s lives (AT2 L4) I can explain and express my own views on the challenges of belonging to a religion (AT2 L5)


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