Sikhism: An Educator's Guide
This guide is explicitly designed for teachers in an effort to equip you to teach Sikhism and provide you with the depth of necessary information regarding the Sikh community, traditions and faith.Click here for the guide
Teaching resources and lesson plans for educators
The Sikh Coalition has created lesson plans, compiled reading lists, case studies, media articles, and video resources to make it even easier to teach about Sikhism into your classroom. In addition, we have important anti-bullying resources for administrators.
Teaching About Sikhism Through Inquiry
To help students learn about Sikhism, this collaboration between C3 Teachers and the Sikh Coalition offers a collection of teaching tools and support materials for teachers using the C3 framework. These include an elementary inquiry, a high/middle school inquiry, and a viewing and discussion guide to CNN’s United Shades of America episode about the Sikh community with W. Kamau Bell.Access them here
Celebrating Sikh Stories: Library Toolkit
One great way to start spreading Sikh awareness in your school, town, and district is through sharing meaningful literature that features Sikhs, explains the Sikh faith and identity, or celebrates Sikh stories. This library toolkit is a resource to help you get started including suggestions for books, activities, and events that your local library can host.Download Here
We can facilitate professional development trainings free of charge for teachers, educators, and administrators in your school district and customize the length and content of the training to suit your professional development requirements. These trainings are delivered in-person or virtually via webinar, and can include:
- A Sikh awareness presentation, which provides a background on Sikhism (the world’s fifth largest religion) and Sikh Americans (click here to view an account of a school district in the state of New York conduct more than 35 Sikh awareness presentations that impacted approximately 1,200 students and faculty members);
- Introduction to K-12 educator resources, which not only teach about Sikhism in a constitutionally-appropriate and accurate way but can also be tailored to the state standards grade level of students being taught;
- Discussion of issues that Sikh students face in schools and how to address them (such as articles of faith, religious accommodations, etc.);
- Tools to create more inclusive classrooms, combat bias and bullying, engage meaningfully with diversity, and increase cultural competency.
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