Texas State Curriculum Now Includes Sikhi

May 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition


Today, the Texas Board of Education voted to include information on Sikhs and Sikh practices in the state mandated curriculum for public school students.  This marks a significant victory for the Sikh community as Sikhs and Sikhi has never before been included in the state-wide curriculum.

In 2011, Texas students will learn about Sikhs at three points during their public school education. Sixth graders will learn about Vaisakhi when they learn about Christmas, Yom Kippur, Ramadan, and Diwali.  High school students taking World History will learn about the origin of Sikhism and its basic beliefs. Finally, high school students will also learn locations of large Sikh populations in their World Geography classes.  

See also: Sikhism, Schools