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Classwork. Guru Nanak’s Birthday. AIM: To look at the importance of Guru Nanak to Sikhs Starter : Write Down 5 things you associate with birthdays and who you think this man is. The founding father or leader of Sikhism was Guru Nanak Sikhism has about 20 million followers worldwide.

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Classwork

Guru Nanak’s Birthday

AIM:

To look at the importance of Guru Nanak to Sikhs

Starter:

Write Down 5 things you associate with birthdays and

who you think this man is.


Key facts about sikhism sikhism is the youngest world religions it is about 500 years old

Key Facts about Sikhism:

Sikhism is the youngest world religions, it is about 500 years old



HAPPY BIRTHDAY GURU NANAK

Born 1469

21st November 2010


Guru Nanak’s Birthday Celebrations

Complete the worksheet while you watch


Classwork

Guru Nanak’s Birthday (2)

AIM:

To show my understanding of the importance of Guru Nanak to Sikhs

Starter:

Complete the wordsearch


  • Guru Nanak was born in 1469 in a village called Talwandi in the Punjab region. This village is now called Nanakana Sahib (Nanak's village). Punjab is now split between India and Pakistan.

  • Even when Nanak was young, he was a very spiritual person. He spent lots of time praying and thinking about God. His father wanted him to work as a businessman, but Nanak preferred to meditate and to help the poor.

  • He saw that Muslims and Hindus in Punjab did not like or respect each other. Although he was brought up as a Hindu, Nanak also had Muslim friends, because he believed that all people were brothers and sisters, no matter what their religion.



  • But the river with friends when suddenly he disappeared. His friends thought he had drowned, and were very upset. 3 days later, he came back. He said he had been with God.Nanak said: 'There is no Hindu, and no Muslim’. He meant that differences between religions were not important. Only worshipping God and living a good life were important. He began to travel and preach his message to the people.


  • Nanak became known as a Guru, or spiritual the river with friends when suddenly he disappeared. His friends thought he had drowned, and were very upset. guide. He was much loved. Before he died in 1539 he passed on the title of Guru to his follower Bhai Lehna. His writings were collected and became the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy scriptures.

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How it is Celebrated? the river with friends when suddenly he disappeared. His friends thought he had drowned, and were very upset.

GURPURBS are Sikh festivals which celebrate the lives of the Gurus

Men wear traditional Sikh Costume


How it is Celebrated? the river with friends when suddenly he disappeared. His friends thought he had drowned, and were very upset.

GURPURBS are Sikh festivals which celebrate the lives of the Gurus

The Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy scripture, is read continuously beginning to end on the day before the birthday processions are held in India and some parts of Britain.


How it is Celebrated? the river with friends when suddenly he disappeared. His friends thought he had drowned, and were very upset.

GURPURBS are Sikh festivals which celebrate the lives of the Gurus

These are followed by singers musicians and even teams of people demonstrating martial arts.


How it is Celebrated? the river with friends when suddenly he disappeared. His friends thought he had drowned, and were very upset.

GURPURBS are Sikh festivals which celebrate the lives of the Gurus

The Gurdwaras (places where Sikhs go to pray) are decorated with flowers, flags and posters depicting various aspects of Sikhism.


How it is Celebrated? the river with friends when suddenly he disappeared. His friends thought he had drowned, and were very upset.

GURPURBS are Sikh festivals which celebrate the lives of the Gurus

Celebrations may include fireworks


How it is Celebrated? the river with friends when suddenly he disappeared. His friends thought he had drowned, and were very upset.

GURPURBS are Sikh festivals which celebrate the lives of the Gurus

Sikhs join together to sing, pray and eat together, this starts early in the morning and can last well into the night.

On Guru Nanak’s birthday, sweets and drinks are handed out to everyone at the procession as a reminder that Guru Nanak taught that all people are equal, regardless of religion.


Task newspaper article
Task the river with friends when suddenly he disappeared. His friends thought he had drowned, and were very upset. - Newspaper Article

Imagine you are a journalist reporting for a local newspaper. You have been asked to research and write an article about Guru Nanak’s birthday. Your article should-

• Start with an eye catching headline;

• Describe how Sikh people celebrate Guru Nank’s Birthday

• Explain who Guru Nanak was and why he is so important to Sikhs;

• Describe a major event from Guru Nanak’s life;

• Use lively newspaper language and style.

You can use the Writing Frame to help you


Homework complete guru nanak newspaper article write up type in neat
Homework complete Guru Nanak the river with friends when suddenly he disappeared. His friends thought he had drowned, and were very upset. Newspaper Article & write up/type in neat


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