If students are supposed to master determining the theme of a text, the text in question must be relevant to their curriculum.
Or check out the curriculum in the state-funded haredi school sector.
Also 19 Minutes, which is taught as curriculum in over 100 schools in the U.S. as part of an anti-bullying campaign.
1824, from Modern Latin transferred use of classical Latin curriculum "a running, course, career" (also "a fast chariot, racing car"), from currere (see current (adj.)). Used in English as a Latin word since 1630s at Scottish universities.