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Ch 9: Sikhism

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This helpful online chapter on religion outlines the history and beliefs associated with Sikhism. Check out these short lessons and quizzes to improve your knowledge of Sikhism for exams, class assignments, homework or fun.

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

7 Lessons in Chapter 9: Sikhism
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Sikhism? - Definition, History & Facts

1. What is Sikhism? - Definition, History & Facts

Sikhism is the world's 5th largest religion and originated in the Punjab region of northern India. Learn the definition of Sikhism, the history of the 500-year-old religion, and discover facts about the teachings of the faith's 10 gurus.

Guru Nanak: Biography, Travels & Death

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.

Guru Nanak: Teachings, Writings, Poetry & Quotes

3. Guru Nanak: Teachings, Writings, Poetry & Quotes

Guru Nanak, the first Sikh guru, is the subject of this lesson. We will learn about his teachings, his writings, and take a closer look at his poetry. We will also get to know Guru Nanak through some of his quotes.

Sikhism: Rituals, Sacred Sites, Symbols & Gurdwaras

4. Sikhism: Rituals, Sacred Sites, Symbols & Gurdwaras

In this lesson, we will explore the religion of Sikhism. We'll learn about its rituals, identify some of its sacred sites, take a look at symbols of the faith and its places of fellowship, the gurdwaras.

Sikhism: Holidays, Traditions & Rites of Passage

5. Sikhism: Holidays, Traditions & Rites of Passage

In Sikhism, one shouldn't follow a tradition for the sake of following it, as it robs the ritual of due devotion. Explore some holidays, traditions, and rites of passage for Sikhism, which include Maghi, Akhand Path, and prayers like Kirtan Sohila.

10 Gurus of Sikh: Names, Teachings, History

6. 10 Gurus of Sikh: Names, Teachings, History

The Sikh religion had 10 known Gurus that guided the Sikh people for several centuries. Learn about the history of the Sikh Gurus, and find out the names and teachings of the 10 Gurus of Sikh.

Guru Granth Sahib: Facts & Quotes

7. 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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