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Sikhism - Chapter Summary
Get an overview of Sikhism with this series of engaging religion lessons. As you progress through the chapter, you'll review the history of the religion, as well as information on Sikh gurus, traditions, symbols, rituals and more. Complete the chapter at your own pace, and be sure to take the accompanying lesson quizzes and chapter exam. The online format of the chapter allows you to study Sikhism at any time that fits your schedule. If you have any questions about the material, simply reach out to our instructors online. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Summarize the history of Sikhism
- Assess the life, teachings, writings, travels and death of Guru Nanak
- Describe the rituals, sacred sites, gurdwaras and symbols of Sikhism
- Recognize Sikh traditions, holidays and rites of passage
- Evaluate the teachings of the ten Sikh gurus
- Interpret quotes from Guru Granth Sahib
1. What is Sikhism? - Definition, History & Facts
This lesson explores the history and details of Sikhism, the fifth-largest religion in the world. Within, you'll learn how the religion was founded, what followers believe, and some history of the faith through the leadership of their ten Gurus.
2. Guru Nanak: Biography, Travels & Death
To understand the Sikh, we must look at their origins and the first Guru. This lesson follows the life and travels of Guru Nanak, discussing his teachings and finally his selection of a successor.
3. Sikhism: Holidays, Traditions & Rites of Passage
Everyone loves a celebration! In this lesson, we'll be looking at Sikh celebrations. We'll look at some of the biggest holidays, what they do for major life events, and some traditional ways Sikhs celebrate religious holidays and occasions.
4. 10 Gurus of Sikh: Names, Teachings, History
In this lesson, we'll briefly discuss each of the ten Gurus of Sikhism, focusing on their names, teachings, and history. Beginning with Guru Nanak and the founding of Sikhism, we'll discuss their succession, ending with the tenth leader, Guru Gobind Singh.
5. Guru Granth Sahib: Facts & Quotes
In this lesson, we'll look at the Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikh religion. Specifically, we'll discuss the history of the book's creation, its composition, its authors, and how it came to be the final Guru to lead the Sikhs.
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