Stories, parables and literature allow students to visualize different people, holidays, customs and traditions within a particular religion in a more concrete way. There are many books related to Sikhism that teachers can use to help students form a deeper understanding of the religion and the people who practice it. In this activity, students will illustrate the plot of a Sikh story.
This example is about the story of Guru Nanak and the Boulder of Panja Sahib, which today is one of the holiest sites in Sikhism.
There are many other engaging books and stories that introduce students to different aspects of being a Sikh and the various beautiful traditions, stories and holidays in Sikhism. Here are some suggestions:
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Objective: After listening to the story, create a narrative storyboard that includes important details from the beginning, middle and end of the story.
Requirements: Beginning, Middle, and End of the story
Grade Level 6-8
Difficulty Level 3 (Developing to Mastery)
Type of Assignment IndividualCommon Core Standards
(You can also create your own on Quick Rubric.)
Cells include images that help to tell the story and do not get in the way of understanding. Descriptions match the images.
Descriptions do not always match the images.
Descriptions are missing or do not match the images.
Each of the six cells represents a different part of the story. The cells are in order from beginning to end.
Two cells or fewer are out of order, or the storyboard is missing important information.
Important information is missing and/or three or more cells are out of order.
Spelling and Grammar
Spelling and grammar is mostly accurate. Mistakes do not get in the way of understanding.
Spelling is very inaccurate and hinders full understanding.
Text is difficult to understand.