Sikhism Readings for Educators

Sikhism Readings for the Classroom

Below are two short religious literacy text sets sorted by grades K-3 and 4-5. These can be used in the classroom to engage students in understanding lived religions. Please note that teachers should carefully read and review texts before using them in the classroom to ensure alignment with curricular goals. 

Grades K-3

Verde, Susan, and Peter H. Reynolds. I Am Human: A Book of Empathy. New York, NY: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2018. This humanistic story is about making good choices and finding common ground.

Bauer, Marion Dane, and Ekua Holmes. The Stuff of Stars. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2018. This story details the wonder of every child who made from stardust. It isn’t religion specific but about awe and wonderment. 

Grades 4-5

Ajmera, Maya, Magda Nakassis, and Cynthia Pon. Faith. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, 2009. Photographs document how children around the world celebrate their faith traditions.

Buller, Laura. A Faith Like Mine: A Celebration of the World’s Religions – Seen through the Eyes of Children. London, England: DK Publication, 2006. A comprehensive informational text provides plenty of pictures that detail the major and even some of the world’s more minor faith traditions.

Glossop, Jennifer, and John Mantha. The Kids Book of World Religions. Toronto, ON: Kids Can Press, 2013. An informative text details the major faith traditions of the world.

Marsico, Katie. Sikhism. Ann Arbor, MI: Cherry Lake Publishing, 2017. This text, which is part of the Global Citizens: World Religions series, describes Sikhism through text and pictures.

Osborne, Mary Pope. One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship. New York, NY: Knopf, 1996. A non-fiction story uses photographs to detail seven major faith traditions today.

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National Geographic: Guru Ka Langar

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