February 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

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31
Jackie Robinson born (1919)
Also try: color barrier
13th Amendment, slavery abolished (1865)
Also try: Abolition
Franz Schubert born (1797)
Also try: Romantic Era
1
Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins (1960)
2
James Joyce born (1882)
Also try: Ulysses
3
First operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched in US (1966)
Also try: meteorology
15th Amendment ratified (1870)
Also try: voting rights
4
Yalta Conference begins (1945)
Also try: WWII
Rosa Parks born (1913)
First presidential election (1789)
Also try: election process
5
First motion picture shown in Philadelphia (1870)
Also try: Thomas Edison
6
President Ronald Reagan born (1911)
Also try: US Presidents
Elizabeth II becomes Queen (1952)
7
Super Bowl 50
Also try: football
Thomas More born (1478)
Also try: Utopia, Renaissance
8
Jules Verne born (1828)
Also try: science fiction
9
Japan declares war on Russia (1904)
Also try: Russo-Japanese War
First United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam (1965)
Also try: Vietnam War
Volleyball invented by W.G. Morgan (1895)
Also try: sports
10
Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War (1763)
11
Thomas Edison born (1847)
Nelson Mandela released from prison (1990)
Also try: Apartheid
12
President Abraham Lincoln born (1809)
Charles Darwin born (1809)
13
National Negro Baseball League organizes (1920)
Also try: segregation, baseball
First public school (1635)
Also try: public education
Jesse James holds up first bank (1866)
Also try: American Civil War
14
Chemical element 103 Lawrencium discovered (1961)
YouTube launched (2005)
Also try: social media
15
Susan B. Anthony born (1820)
Also try: women's suffrage
National Hippo Day
Also try: hippopotamus
16
Howard Carter locates Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb (1923)
17
Michael Jordan born (1963)
Also try: basketball
18
Former planet Pluto discovered (1930)
Also try: solar system, planets
19
Nicolaus Copernicus born (1473)
Also try: heliocentric model
First US teachers strike, Florida (1968)
Also try: labor unions
20
John Glenn first American to orbit Earth (1962)
21
Malcolm X assassinated (1965)
Washington Monument dedicated (1885)
Also try: George Washington
22
George Washington born (1732)
Also try: US Presidents
Calvin Coolidge gives first presidential radio address (1924)
Also try: Calvin Coolidge
23
Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (1455)
24
Steve Jobs is born (1955)
Also try: entrepreneur
25
US paper currency introduced (1862)
Also try: US Mint
26
Buffalo Bill Cody born (1846)
Also try: Wild West
Victor Hugo born (1802)
Also try: Les Miserables
27
28
Salem Witch Trials begin (1692)
Also try: the Crucible
National Tooth Fairy Day
Also try: losing teeth
DNA structure discovered (1953)
Also try: double helix
29
1
Women's History Month Begins
Also try: women's rights
Frederic Chopin born (1810)
Also try: Romantic Era
Yellowstone becomes first national park (1872)
Also try: national parks
2
Read Across America Day
3
Alexander Graham Bell born (1847)
Also try: telephone, inventor
First US child labor law regulating working hours passed (1842)
"The Star-Spangled Banner" becomes national anthem (1931)
Also try: national anthem
4
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi born (1678)
Also try: Baroque Period
National Grammar Day
Also try: phonetics, linguistics
5
The Boston Massacre (1770)
Stapler invented (1868)
Also try: inventions