WEB RESOURCE This site is a look at the history and tenets of the Sikh faith by UCLA professor of history Vinay Lal. In addition to the overview there is additional information on the kirpan, the Five Beloved or Pan Pyare, Guru Nanak, and the five symbols Panj Kakke.

Sikhism & the city of Amritsar

WEB RESOURCE The ten Sikh Gurus taught that there is only one God, who has no form or substance. They opposed idolatry of any kind, and neither the Gurus nor the holy book of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, are worshiped. This article is at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Sikhism: The Pluralism Project Harvard University

WEB RESOURCE This Pluralism Project at Harvard University website provides an introduction to Sikhism including Guru Nanak's statement, several articles on Sikhism in America, how Sikhs worship and information on issues for Sikhs in America. It provides a trove of information.

Sikh Saint-Soldier

WEB VIDEO This streaming video covers the origins of Sikhism back to its founding guru, Guru Nanak, who believed in the oneness of God and the equality of all castes and creeds. It also focuses on the Khalsa, a military brotherhood of Sikh "saint-soldiers," created by Gobind Singh, the tenth and final guru. In the video, Manjit Singh describes the Khalsa's code of belief and conduct, and how it reflects the sacred teachings of the Sikh faith.

Sikhism - An Introduction

WEB RESOURCE This is a BBC - Schools website for British the British education system. It provides an overview of Sikh beliefs, festivals and events, and Guru Nanik.

United Shades of America: Sikhs

WEB VIDEO This is a CNN documentary featuring interviews with various Sikh Americans. Put together these clips facilitate viewers to learn about Sikh beliefs and values. There is also discussion of how the interviewed cope with many in society with biases against them or consider them terrorists.

Sikhism, Religion of the Sikh People

WEB RESOURCE This site provides and overview of Sikh beliefs, history, and culture from a Sikh adherents' perspective. It is a clear and interesting overview that includes many useful visuals.

Sikh Turban Showdown

WEB VIDEO This Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly episode features the Sikh Foundation of Virginia's "Turban Showdown" for the pre-school children and older youth of its gurdwara in Northern Virginia. Parents helped the children wrap their turban or keski and then watched them walk down a runway. Youth and education coordinator Surinder Singh explained the meaning of the turban and why it is, for Sikhs, a mark of pride, respect, and responsibility.

Sikhism: Its Origin, History, Holy Text

WEB RESOURCE This brief Teaching Tolerance website provides an overview of Sikhism acknowledging the differences among adherents as to its origin and links to other resources and materials.

Sikhism - Religion Facts

WEB RESOURCES This Religion Facts site has basic information about Sikh beliefs, the life of Guru Nanak, a glossary of key terms, a history of Sikhism, a decription of the holidays and symbols, a timeline and more.

Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies

WEB ROOK The Oxford Handbook of Sikh Studies Edited by Pashaura Singh and Louis E. Fenech a history of Sikhism in India with special emphasis on the expression of Sikhism in art, literature, and institutions. It is best for those doing an indepth study.


WEB RESOURCE This site provides an overview of Sikhism including its origins and development, philosophy and scriptures, and way of life. There is also a list of resources and a virtual museam with more information.

Kaur Foundation's Recommended Reading List

RECOMMENDED LITERATURE One of the easiest ways to introduce Sikhism into your classroom is by adding books about Sikhism and books with Sikh characters to your classroom library. To access this list you will be asked to register. The Kaur Foundation worked with the California Department of Education in providing resources about Sikhism.