How to Deliver a Sikh Awareness Presentation
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The presentation is designed for elementary school students in grades 3-6.
Related Resource: Elementary School Presentation Talking Points
Additional Ideas for Sikh Awareness Presentations
In addition to the Sikh Awareness presentation, here are a few ideas that can help engage your audience.
- Why Do You Wear a Turban Video
- Demonstrate turban, patka, and/or braid-tying
- Question-and-answer session
- Storytime! (A few books that we recommend)
- Distribute crossword puzzles, mazes,and other activities after the presentation
- Bring Punjabi food
- Wear Punjabi clothes
- Write students’ names in Punjabi
- Mini bhangra lesson/play the dhol
If you are delivering a presentation to a class of students below age 8, we suggest reading a book and leading a discussion with students instead of a Powerpoint presentation.
- Read a book to the class, and extract a few key points about Sikhism to have a discussion with the kids. The books we recommend can be found by clicking here. Use the information to expand on certain aspects of Sikhi, or explain 1 or 2 major concepts in Sikhi that were not discussed in the book. For example, vand ke chakna (sharing with your fellow students, siblings, etc.) and kirt karni (always living and working in an honest way) would be good ones that are easily translatable to kids’ lives.
- Demonstrate turban, patka, and/or braid-tying to helps dispel myths about what’s under the turban. As a Sikh student to serve as a volunteer. Sometimes the kids might feel shy about opening their hair in front of the class, which is totally understandable. In those situations, if you really want to do a demonstration, then perhaps you can bring in an outside volunteer to help.
- Lead a question-and-answer session.