How do Sikhs show they belong to their faith? Learning objective – to be able to give examples of how Sikhs show they belong to their faith. I can describe some of the ways Sikhs show they belong to their faith. Level 3 I can explain the meaning of the different ways Sikhs show they belong to their faith. Level 5 I can apply to my own life the ways Sikhs show they belong to their faith and show how I belong to a community. Level 6 Starter – List all the things you are committed to. How far would you go to show your commitment? What is the Khalsa? The Khalsa is a group of committed Sikhs who want to show total devotion to their faith. Khalsa means ‘pure’. It was created by the tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, who honoured five men, known as the five beloved ones, who were willing to die for the Sikh faith. Gobind Singh believed that these men showed the ultimate faith and wanted them to form part of a group to encourage those to follow Sikhism. How do you join the Khalsa? To join the Khalsa, a Sikh must take part in the Amrit ceremony. The Amrit ceremony takes place in the Gurdwara and acts as an initiation to the Sikh faith. The Amrit ceremony shows a commitment to Sikhism which has to be shown by wearing the 5 Ks and taking the Amrit – a specially made drink. What does it mean to join the Khalsa? As part of the Sikh community you must abide by the rules and take collective responsibility. Official new parents – Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Sahib Kaur. Take the name of ‘Singh’ if male and ‘Kaur’ if female. Must wear the 5 Ks daily. What are the 5 Ks? Tasks Which one of the 5 Ks would you find the easiest to adopt, and which one would you find the hardest? Explain your answers. Create your own 5 Ks from items of your own life. What meaning do they have? How do they show you belong and are committed to a community? EITHER Design a poster encouraging non-Khalsa Sikhs to join the Khalsa. You may want to use words such as community, identity, family and faith. OR Design a logo for the Khalsa. What would you include? Explain your decisions. Plenary – My Brain Subheading – My Brain Draw an outline of your brain. Fill your drawn brain with all the things you have learnt in this lesson. This can be in the form of key words, drawings, bullet points, lists – anything you like so long as it summarises your learning and that others can understand it.