Curriculum

Pathshala Class Lesson Plans

 
  • PATHASALA SUTRA CLASS
  • PATHSHALA SYLLABUS
    (For 5 to 9 yrs age group)

    For First Group (5yr class)

    • Sutra
    • Stuti
    • Stories
    • Philosophy
    • Social Responsibilities
    • History of Jainism
    • Jain Events

    General Topics

    1. 1) Do children’s Pratikraman separately - either Bhav or Actual
    2. 2) Each teacher has to spread her curriculum over 16 periods and attach the material for each class.
    3. 3) Each teacher is to provide a binder that includes the material for the curriculum.  The material has to include the following:
      1. a) Identify the topic
      2. b) Attach stories
      3. c) Details on the idea covered
      4. d) Attach copies of pages from any book or reading material used
      5. e) Samples of projects, written work, etc done by the children in the class.
    4. 4) Aim is to document the lessons and class activities so as to provide it to substitute teachers, or as reference for special make-up classes put together for children starting Pathshala without any background.
  • MOMMY & ME - I (5yr)
    (16 - 2-hour classes)

    Teacher: Poorviben

    1. 1) Navkaar Mantra (3 classes)
    2. 2) Fourteen Dreams (4 classes)
      1. a) Remember by Name and number
      2. b) Dot to Dot given as homework over the course of the year
    3. 3) Mahavir Bhagwan’s Life (16 classes) – excerpts taken at different times to foster concept of different virtues
      1. a) Charity
      2. b) Sacrifice
      3. c) Bravery
      4. d) Non-materialism
      5. e) Respect
      6. f) Vegetarianism
    4. 4) Stories - appropriate ones chosen around discussion of specific topic
      1. a) Vegetarianism
      2. b) Good Deeds
      3. c) Sacrifice
    5. 5) Concept of Living and Non-living Things (3 classes)
      1. a) Related to 5 senses
      2. b) Examples of one-sensed, two-sensed, three-sensed, four-sensed and five-sensed beings.
    6. 6) Dos and Don’t’s (throughout the year)
      1. a) At home (in the morning)
      2. b) At the Temple
      3. c) During various day to day situations
    7. 7) 24 Tirthankars (4-5 classes)
      1. a) Remember by name and number.
      2. b) Introduce symbols
    8. 8) Stutis (throughout the year)
      1. a) Darshanam Deva Devasyam
      2. b) Prabhu Darshan
      3. c) Bhave Bhavan Bhaviye
      4. d) Jivada Jinavara Poojiye
    9. 9) Manglik - Chattari Mangalam
  • MOMMY & ME - II (6yr)
    (16 - 2-hour classes)

    Teacher: Chetnaben

    1. 1) 24 Tirthankars
      1. a) Dot to Dot
      2. b) Memorize names and symbols
    2. 2) How to do Jin Darshan
    3. 3) Stutis
      1. a) Vaadi Champo Moriyo
      2. b) Tribhuvan Nayak
      3. c) Aaj Manorath
      4. d) Pancham Kale
      5. e) Prabhu Namni
      6. f) Shantinathji Sholma
      7. g) Avyo Sarne
      8. h) Prabhu Mara, Premthi Namu
    4. 4) Other Stutis & Prayers
      1. a) Samro Mantra Bhalo Navkaar
      2. b) Manglik: Omkar Manglam
      3. c) Manglik: Chattari Manglam
    5. 5) Sutra: Uvaasagaram
    6. 6) Aarti & Mangal Divo
    7. 7) Alphabets "A to Z" (16 classes)
    8. 8) Jiv and Ajiv
    9. 9) Pooja with Meanings (practical and theory)
      1. a) Nav Aang Pooja
      2. b) Astha Prakari Pooja
    10. 10) Stories:
      1. a) Mahavir Bhagwan
      2. b) Chandkaushik
      3. c) Chandanbala
      4. d) Jain stories
      5. e) Bahubali’s stories (Pride)
  • PATHSHALA - I (7yr)
    (16 1-hour classes)

    Teacher: Dhirajbhai & Jyotiben

    1. 1) Cover with Meaning and Details the following:
      1. a) Navkaar Mantra
      2. b) Evening Prayer
      3. c) Saying "Jai Jinendra"
    2. 2) Alphabets (From Book: Alphabet II)
      1. a) Explain word covered in each letter
      2. b) Give homework that requires student to write 3 words learnt in Jain class on that letter and explain the meaning of the word
      3. c) Write story on the letter covered in the alphabet
    3. 3) Stutis
      1. a) Samro Mantra
      2. b) Japiye Chovis Jinavar Naam
      3. c) Aarti
      4. d) Mangal Divo
    4. 4) Common Jain Conduct:
      1. a) At home
      2. b) At Jain Temple
      3. c) Do’s and Don’ts
      4. d) Habits
      5. e) Shopping
      6. f) Vegetarianism
        1. i) Look for animal by-products during grocery shopping
        2. ii) Ordering food at restaurants
    5. 5) Let’s go to Pathshala
      1. a) Advantages of going to Pathshala
    6. 6) Sadhus and Sadhvis
      1. a) Lifestyle
      2. b) Introduction to 5 vows
    7. 7) Basics of Living and Non-living things and Senses
    8. 8) Stories to support various topics covered
    9. 9) Essays and Homework
  • PATHSHALA - II (8yr)
    (16 1-hour classes)

    Teacher: Amitaben and Ashokbhai

    • 1) Why we come to Pathshala
    • 2) Jiv and Ajiv
      • a) Introduction
      • b) How Human life is privileged – their ability to think
    • 3) 5 major vows
    • 4) Vegetarianism
      • a) Scientific reasons
      • b) Kids required to defend their belief in vegetarianism
    • 5) Contentments
    • 6) Good Conduct
    • 7) Stutis
      • a) Khamemi
      • b) Sarvata Sahu Sukhi Thao
      • c) Dekhi Murti
      • d) Che Pratima Manohini
    • 8) One class of Maun
    • 9) One class for Samayik
    • 10) Four Bhavnas
    • 11) Stories – to illustrate topics covered
  • PATHSHALA - III (9yr)
    (16 1-hour classes)

    Teacher: Smitaben and Harshanaben

    • 1) Sutras
      • a) Panchindriya
      • b) Logassa
      • c) Iryavahiyam
      • d) Annatha Ussipanam
      • e) Uvasagaram
    • 2) Paryushan (4 classes)
      • a) When it is observed
      • b) Why we observe it
      • c) Two Types
        • i) 8-days
        • ii) 10-days
      • d) What do we do during the period
        • i) Kalpasutra
        • ii) 4 Bhagvan’s Jivan Charitya
        • iii) 10 days – Aachan, Vatra
      • e) Student interaction and participation. Learn proper vocabulary for the different practices.
        • i) Ekashna
        • ii) Upvas
        • iii) Tapasyas
        • iv) Navkashi
        • v) Choviyar
    • 3) Pratikraman (5 classes)
      • a) Types of Pratikraman - 5 types
      • b) Real words
      • c) Things needed for Pratikraman – vocabulary of names
      • d) Demonstration
      • e) 6 essentials
    • 4) Samayik (2 classes)
      • a) What it is
      • b) How to do it
      • c) How long and introduction to meaning
    • 5) Jin Darshan
    • 6) Holy Places (if time permits)

    Sutras
    (Summary for each class for Sutra’s only)

    • 1) Mommy & Me I
      • a) Navkaar Mantra (9 lines)
      • b) Panchindiya or Tikhuto Sootra (8 lines)
      • c) Khamasamana Sootra (2 lines)
    • 2) Mommy & Me II
      • a) Ichchhakar Sootra (5 lines)
      • b) Iriyavahiyam Sootra (17 lines)
      • c) Chaitayavandan Sootra – Tuj Murti ne…..(6 lines)
    • 3) Pathshala I
      • a) Tassa - Uttaree Sootra (5 lines)
      • b) Annattka Sootra (15 lines)
      • c) Saat Lakh (15 lines)
      • d) Adar Pap Shathnak Sootra (18 lines)
    • 4) Pathshala II
      • a) Logassa Sootra (28 lines)
      • b) Karemi Bhante Sootra (9 lines)
      • c) Samaiya Vajajutto Sootra (17 lines)
    • 5) Pathshala III
      • a) Jan Kiv Chi Sootra (4 lines)
      • b) Namutthunam Sootra (30 lines)
      • c) Javanta Kevi Sahu Sootra (4 lines)
      • d) Uvassagharam (10 lines)
      • e) Jai Virahi (10 lines)

    Stutis and Stavans
    ( Summary for each class for Stuti’s and Stavan’s)

    • 1) Mommy and Me I
      • a) Darshanam Deva Devasyam
      • b) Prabhu Darshan Sukh Sampada
      • c) Bhave Bhavan
      • d) Jivada Kera
      • e) Phoolada Kera Baagma
      • f) Manglik – Chattari Mangalam
    • 2) Mommy and Me II
      • a) Vadi Champo
      • b) Tribhvan Nayak
      • c) Aaj Manorath
      • d) Pancham Kale
      • e) Prabhu Namni
      • f) Shantinathji Solma
      • g) Avyo Sarne
      • h) Samro Mantra
      • i) Om Mangalam
      • j) Aarti
      • k) Mangal Divo
      • l) Prabhuji Mara, Premthi Namu
    • 3) Pathshala I
      • a) Japiye Chovis Jinvar Naam
      • b) Aarti
      • c) Mangal Divo
      • d) He Prabhu Vir Daya Ka Sagar
      • e) Jai Karnara Jinvara
      • f) Samro Mantra
    • 4) Pathshala II
      • a) Che Pratima Manoharini
      • b) Dekhi Murti Parshva Jinni
      • c) Bhav Bhini Vandana
    • 5) Pathshala III
      • a) Sadhna Ratnatray
      • b) Arihanto Bhavant Indra Mahita
      • c) Vira Sarve Surendra
  • PATSHALA SYLLABUS

     

    Age Group – 5,6,7,8,9
    (for detailed syllabus for this group see the attachment)

    1. Navkar Mantra
    2. 24 Tirthankar
    3. Sootra -
    4. Stuti
    5. Holy places
    6. Samayik - Virtual
    7. Pratikraman - Introduction
    8. Paryushan
    9. Jin Darshan
    10. Dev vandan
    11. Mahavir Bhagwan’s life story

    Age Group – 10
    Teachers: Suryant Sawla and Dipika Shah

    1. 4 Kasaya
    2. 4 Bhavana
    3. Pooja Vidhi ( All Sect)
    4. Samayik Vidhi (All Sect)
    5. Chaityavandan Vidhi (All Sect)
    6. Review of Sootra

    Age Group – 11
    Teachers: Prakash and Kinna Gandhi

    1. 6 Dravya
    2. First 4 Navtatva – Jiv, Ajiv, Pap, Punya
    3. 18 Papsthanak
    4. Review of Sootra

    Age Group – 12
    Teachers: Vijay Sheth and Naresh Mehta

    1. Rest of 5 navtatva – Ashrava, Samvar, Nirjara, Bandh, Moksha
    2. 6 Essentials
    3. Review of Sootra
    4. Explaination of Samayik Sootras

    Age Group – 13
    Teachers: Sushama Parekh and Shefali Mehta

    1. 12 Bhavana
    2. Karma theory
    3. Review of Sootra

    Age Group – 14
    Teachers: Hasendra and Bina Shah

    1. 12 Vows
    2. 35 Virtues
    3. Nigoda to 5 senses – Progression
    4. Review Sootra
    5. Concept of Universe

    Age Group – 15
    Teachers: Dilip Parekh and Chandrakant Parekh

    1. 14 Gunsthanak
    2. 10 Lakshana
    3. Multiplicity
    4. Review Sootra

    Age Group – 16 & older
    Teachers: Pallavi Gala, Nitin Shah and Ramesh Parekh

    1. History of Jainism
    2. Comparative religion and philosophies
    3. Vocabulary review
    4. Review Sootra