April Curriculum Calendar - Lesson Plan Ideas by Date

Enhance your current curriculum with this fun reference calendar. Whether you want to highlight historic events, honor birthdays of significant people, or celebrate holidays, this is a valuable tool for every teacher. Click on any event to find a breadth of related teaching resources that will spark new ideas to spice up your daily lessons. There's something worth celebrating every day!

Curriculum Calendar

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
30
Vincent van Gogh born (1853)
The Queensboro Bridge opens (1909)
Also try: bridges
31
First US map published (1784)
Also try: cartography
Cesar Chavez born (1927)
Also try: worker's rights
Eiffel Tower opens (1889)
Also try: Paris, France
1
Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered (1748)
Also try: Mount Vesuvius
2
Hans Christian Anderson born (1805)
Also try: moral, fairy tales
3
Jane Goodall born (1934)
Also try: chimpanzee
First iPad sold in the US (2010)
4
NATO ratified (1949)
Also try: Atlantic Alliance
5
Easter Island discovered (1722)
Also try: Polynesia
6
Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson reach the North Pole (1909)
Also try: North Pole
US enters WWI (1917)
Also try: Allied Powers
7
8
The Buddha born (536 B.C.)
Also try: Buddhism
9
General Lee surrenders at Appomattox (1865)
Also try: General Lee
Suez Canal cleared and opens to shipping (1957)
Also try: ship transport
10
The Great Gatsby published (1925)
Also try: Roaring Twenties
11
Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act (1968)
Also try: Lyndon B. Johnson
Einstein reveals the Theory of Relativity (1905)
Also try: Albert Einstein
12
Civil War begins at Fort Sumter (1861)
Also try: Civil War
Beverly Cleary born (1916)
Also try: Ramona Quimby
13
Thomas Jefferson born (1743)
Also try: Founding Fathers
Guy Fawkes born (1570)
Also try: Gunpowder Plot
14
Titanic hits iceberg (1912)
Also try: iceberg
Webster's Dictionary published (1828)
Also try: dictionary skills
15
Tax Day
Also try: taxes
Leonardo da Vinci born ( 1452)
16
Wilbur Wright born (1867)
Also try: Wright brothers
Launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral (1972)
Also try: Cape Canaveral
17
Ellis Island Family History Day
Also try: Ellis Island
Bay of Pigs invasion (1961)
18
19
Revolutionary War begins (1775)
Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
Also try: Oklahoma
20
Joan Miro born (1893)
Also try: surrealism
Easter Sunday
Also try: Christianity
21
Rome is founded (753 BC)
Also try: Roman Empire
22
23
24
Library of Congress established (1800)
Also try: US Congress
25
Hubble Telescope is launched (1990)
26
Chernobyl disaster occurs (1986)
27
Samuel Morse born ( 1791)
Also try: Morse code
28
Isaac Newton's Principia published (1686)
Also try: Isaac Newton
James Monroe born (1758)
Also try: Founding Fathers
29
30
Louisiana Purchase (1803)
Also try: US expansion
1
May Day
Also try: may pole, spring
2
Nelson Mandela elected president of South Africa (1994)
Also try: apartheid, South Africa
Space Day
Also try: astronomy
3
World Press Freedom Day
Also try: 1st Amendment
Margaret Thatcher becomes first female Prime Minister (1979)
Also try: Prime Minister