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CZC Class Curriculum



Pre-School Class:

Your little ones will be introduced to Persian through arts, crafts, and songs.

Persian Readiness:

Students will learn

  • Persian songs such as The Alphabet song

  • Lessons from stories

  • Learn about major festivities such as Nowruz, Mehregan, and Yalda

  • Basic colors, shapes, and numbers in Persian

  • Students will be introduced to different Persian characters and their sounds

  • Students will become familiar with writing from right to left


Persian Classes: 1, 2, 3 and 4:

Students will master the Persian Alphabet as well as reading and writing in Persian.

Persian Literature and Poetry:

  •  Stories of Shahnameh

  •  Persian Proverbs

  •  Some easy baking

  •  Some Persian Song

Conversational Persian Class:

Students will learn conversational Persian through songs, stories arts and crafts. This class will be in English and Farsi

Iran History and Culture:

This is a 2-year class, and students are taught four areas: History, Geography, Culture, and Religion

  •  History: Great civilizations of the Iranian plateau from 7000BC – 700AD. • Iranians who had a significant part in today’s world civilization

  •  Geography: Present-day Iran’s land, people, and political geography

  •  Culture: Customs and way of life shared by Iranian people, beliefs, celebrations, art, and music

  •  Religion: Basic teaching and application of Gatha in our daily lives

The class is taught in Persian and English

Zoroastrian Immersion (Teen):

  • Project based curriculum immersed with:

    • Professional guest speakers

    • Yoga 

    • Mental wellness skills 

    • Volunteer activities

    • Leadership skills development 


Zoroastrian Perspective (Teen):

  • History Timeline

  • Ahura Mazda

  • Daena Vanguhi

  • What is a living prayer

  • Good Thoughts/ Good Words/ Good Deeds

  • What is Gathas

  • What is Avesta

  • Ashem-vohu prayer meaning

  • Yatha-ahu prayer (Vairyo – choice) meaning

  • Yanghe hatam meaning

  • House of song/House of Deceit  (Heaven and Hell)

  • Amesha-Sepantas  (Yasna 47;1)


Asha Vahishta

Vohu Xshatra

Sepanta Armaiti



  • Soshiant 

  • Elective/reflective, not prescriptive religion

  • Ashavan - Those who actively promote what is right

  • Principals of good/bad (Sepanta-maniu, Angra- maniu)- two mentalities (Yasna 30;2 and Yasna 30;3 and Yasna 30;4)

  • Freshu-kerti (Yasna 30;9)

  • Ushta (Yasna 43;1)

  • Ahya yasa (Yasna 28;1)

  • Hamazur bim

  • Yasna 52;5 – advise to bride and grooms to win the other through righteousness

  • How the z concepts apply to everyday life's challenges

This class is taught in English

Avesta classes

Introduction to Avesta:

  • Ashem Vohu, Yatha Ahu (with meaning)

  • Life of Ashoo Zartosht

  • Ahura Mazda

  • Asha

  • Fire

  • Ethics: Respecting others, honesty, family, elderly, and the environment

Avesta 1:

  • Ashem Vohu, Yatha Ahu, Hama Zoor Bim (with meaning)

  • Ahura Mazda

  • Life of Ashoo Zartosht (More details)

  • Asha

  • Humata, Hukhta, Huvareshta

  • Fire

  • Faravahar

  • Declaration of Faith

  • Gathas & Avesta


Avesta 2:

  • Ashem Vohu, Yatha Ahu, Hama Zoor Bim, Jasameh Avanghe Mazda (with meaning)

  • Life of Ashoo Zartosht (More details)

  • Gathas & Avesta​​​​​*Ahura Mazda​​​​

  • Sedreh & Koshti​​​​​*Fravahar

  • Asha & Ashoo​​​​​*Fire

  • Humata, Hukhta, Huvareshta​​​*Vohu Mana

  • Spenta Maynu vs. Angra Maynu

Avesta 3:

  • Mazdyasnoo Ahmee

  • Avesta Tandorosti & Paymane Deen.

  • Talking about Zoroastrian celebrations and ceremonies

  • Teaching Homat, Hokht, Hovaresht (good thoughts, good words, and good deeds)

  • Teaching the kids the way of living a good life, for example helping others through donations.

Avesta 4:

  • Selection of Sedreh Pushi prayers and rituals.

  • Basics and, fundamentals of our religion and some Gatha interpretations,

  • Educational videos on some Iranian and Zoroastrian cultures and traditions.

  • Educational videos on principles of right and wrong behavior (Morality).

  • Encouraging on performing community services such as Gahanbar and Donations.


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