CZC Class Curriculum

 

Kindergarten Class:

Students will learn

  1. Persian songs such as The Alphabet song.

  2. Lessons from stories.

  3. Learn about major festivities such as Nowruz, Mehregan, and Yalda.

  4. Basic colors, shapes, and numbers in Persian.

  5. Students will be introduced to different Persian characters and their sounds.

  6. Students will become familiar with writing from right to left.

 

Persian Classes: First, Second, Third, and Fourth:

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

The class is taught in Persian

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 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, music.

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

The class is taught in Persian and English

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)

o   Vohuman

o   Asha Vahishta

o   Vohu Xshatra

o   Sepanta Armaiti

o   Haurvatat

o   Ameratat

•                    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

The class taught in Persian and English

Beginner Avesta:

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

*Ahura Mazda

*Life of Ashoo Zartosht (More details)

*Asha

*Humata, Hukhta, Huvareshta

*Fire

*Fravahar

*Declaration of Faith

* Gathas & Avesta

 

Intermediate Avesta I:

*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

Intermediate Avesta II:

. 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.

The class is taught in Persian

Advanced Avesta:

-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.

  The class is taught in Persian                 

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