The Guru Granth Sahib and Sikh Philosophy – Book 1
The Guru Granth Sahib and Sikh Philosophy Book 1, is written for children aged 11 years and above. This book is a student workbook where the student answers questions in the book on the material covered. The aim of this book is to introduce the student to key facts about the Guru Granth Sahib as well as provide an introduction to some Sikh concepts. The book covers the following topics and concepts:
- Guru in Sikh Dharam
- Key to the Guru Granth Sahib
- Guru-Sikh relationship
- Compilation of the Guru Granth Sahib
- Layout and arrangement of the Guru Granth Sahib
- The Jap Ji Sahib
- The Five Thieves – vikar
- Positive and negative human qualities
- How to write essays
The book is divided into 10 lessons. Each lesson introduces the student to a Sikh concept, principle or value. The lesson aims, objectives and vocabulary are given at the beginning of each lesson. There are also review questions, test yourself questions, vocabulary tests and extended learning activities for each lesson. The student is taken through the material step-by-step.
Vocabulary is an integral part of a culture. To understand a culture a strong vocabulary is necessary as it serves as a gateway to the culture. For a student to understand the Sikh Way it is important that he or she builds a good vocabulary from the Sikh world. At the beginning of each lesson a vocabulary list is given of Sikh and English words that the student is required to know for the lesson.
There are review questions throughout each lesson. These questions are designed to help the student recall and review what he or she has learnt.
Each lesson has a section of ‘test yourself questions’ at the end of the lesson. These questions are varied in style including multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, crosswords, word searches and essay questions. These questions are designed for the student to self-assess on how well he or she has recalled and understood the Sikh concepts, principles or values covered in the lesson.
The ‘Test’ questions carry marks. The student mark can be converted to a percentage mark and an SSL grade.
Extend Your Learning (EYL)
At the end of each lesson there is an ‘Extend Your Learning’ section. This section has activities to help the student extend or consolidate further the Sikh concepts, principles and values he or she has learnt in the lesson.