Guru Nanak is one of the most important gurus (or teachers) in Sikhism.
This resource pack introduces the Sikh festival, Guru Nanak Gupurab, which celebrates the life of Guru Nanak.
The text within the resource pack explains to pupils who Guru Nanak was and why there is a celebration in his honour. It also teaches what happens during the celebrations.
The resource could be used in whole class, group guided reading sessions or as an independent reading activity and could be used as part of an RE lesson on Sikhism focusing on Guru Nanak or Sikh festivals.
This resource pack includes:
- Guru Nanak Gurpurab reading text
- Comprehension questions
- Answer sheet
Who was Guru Nanak?
Guru Nanak was born in the fifteenth century AD and travelled South Asia and the Middle East teaching others about his beliefs, which became the Sikh religion. He is, therefore, considered to be the founding father or Sikhism and was the first guru, or teacher.
National Curriculum programme of study links
Pupils should understand what they read by checking that a book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.