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Gurmat School - Curriculum


Punjabi Curriculum Guidelines are based on San Jose Khalsa School Curriculum, provided by Pushpinder Kaur.

Grade Level 1

Duration: 1 Year

Punjabi Curriculum

  • The Gurmukhi Alphabet
  • Simple two-three letter words
  • Names of the rainbow colors in Punjab
  • Do counting up to 10 in Punjabi

Gurmat Curriculum

  • Memorize with some understanding Japji Sahib Gurbani up till Pauri 5
  • Information about Sikh Guru Sahibaan
  • Information about Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
  • Information about Chaar Sahibzad
  • Information about Panj Piaarey
  • Some Shabads

History Curriculum

  • Sakhis of Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Grade Level 4

Duration: 1 Year

Punjabi Curriculum

Intermediate Reading (Simple short stories)

  • Read short stories, Sakhis, essays, and poems with relative ease, understand the text and be able to answer questions from the text
  • Do counting up to 100 in Punjabi
  • Develop understanding of the basic concepts of Punjabi grammar.

Gurmat Curriculum

  • Memorize with some understanding Japuji Sahib Gurbani up till Pauri 26
  • Anand Sahib Gurbani 6 Pauris
  • Information about Akhand Path

History Curriculum

  • Sakhis of Guru Har Gobind Ji
  • Sakhis of Guru Har Rai Ji
  • Sakhis of Guru Har Krishan Ji

Grade Level 7

Duration: 1 Year

Punjabi Curriculum

Advanced Punjabi- Level 3 & Gurbani Reading The students at this level are supposed to have learned everything from the previous levels. Any material they have not learned must be learned by the student. At this level, they will:

  • Write a complete essay
  • Take dictation in Punjabi with 90% accuracy
  • Read a literary text with 80 words per minute speed, and answer comprehension questions from the text
  • Start reading Gurbani with ease

Gurmat Curriculum

  • Memorize with some understanding Sukhmani Sahib Gurbani

History Curriculum

  • Sakhis about Banda Singh Bahadur and Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Grade Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Punjabi Curriculum

Mastery of the Gurmukhi Matras

  • Simple two-three letter words
  • Lagaan Matra symbols and their sounds
  • Special sound modifiers in Punjabi
  • Names of the days of the week, months, and seasons
  • Do counting up to 25 in Punjab

Gurmat Curriculum

  • Memorize with some understanding Japji Sahib Gurbani up till Pauri 11
  • Information about Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
  • Information about Gur Purabs
  • Information about 5 K’s
  • Information about Panj Piaray
  • Information about Chaar Sahibzaday
  • Some Shabad

History Curriculum

  • Sakhis of Guru Angad Dev Ji
  • Sakhis of Guru Amar Das Ji
  • Sakhis of Guru Ram Das Ji

Grade Level 5

Duration: 1 Year

Punjabi Curriculum

Advanced Reading Level 1 (Sakhies of Guru Nanak Dev Ji)

  • Read Punjabi fluently at 60 words per minute speed and understand what they read
  • Write answers to question in complete sentences
  • Learn counting up to 1000 and beyond in Punjabi

Gurmat Curriculum

  • Memorize with some understanding complete Japji Sahib Gurbani

History Curriculum

  • Sakhis of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji

Grade Level 3

Duration: 1 Year

Punjabi Curriculum

Beginning Reading (Words, simple sentences, poems and short stories)

  • Read simple text in Punjabi
  • Write a simple essay about themselves
  • Develop a good base in vocabulary
  • Do counting up to 50 in Punjabi

Gurmat Curriculum

  • Memorize with some understanding Japji Sahib Gurbani up till Pauri 19
  • Anand Sahib 6 Pauris
  • Information about Chaar Sahibzaday
  • Information about Panj Takhat
  • Information about Akhand Paath

History Curriculum

  • Sakhis of Guru Arjan Dev Ji

Grade Level 6

Duration: 1 Year

Punjabi Curriculum

The students at this level are supposed to have learned everything from the previous levels. Any material they have not learned must be assigned and learned by the student. At this level, they will:

  • Write an essay about themselves
  • Take dictation in Punjabi with 80% accuracy
  • Read short stories, Sakhies, essays, and poems fluently with 70 words per minute speed, understand the text and be able to answer comprehension questions from the text orally and in writin

Gurmat Curriculum

  • Memorize with some understanding Rehraas Sahib Gurbani

History Curriculum

  • Sakhis of Guru Gobind Singh Ji