November 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
26
Erie Canal opens (1825)
Hillary Clinton born (1947)
Also try: Secretary of State
27
President Theodore Roosevelt born (1858)
Also try: US Presidents
First New York City subway opens (1904)
28
Statue of Liberty dedicated (1886)
29
First ARPANET link established, the Internet (1969)
Also try: technology
Stock Market crashes, "Black Tuesday" (1929)
30
John Quincy Adams born (1735)
Also try: US Presidents
War of the Worlds broadcast (1938)
Also try: Orson Wells
31
Seven Billion Day: global population reaches 7,000,000,000 (2011)
Also try: billion
1
European Union comes into existence (1993)
Also try: Europe
2
The Russian Empire declares war on Ottoman Empire (1914)
Also try: WWI, Ottoman Empire
Daylight Savings ends, Standard Time begins
Also try: time zones
3
Linus Pauling wins Nobel Chemistry Prize (1954)
Also try: molecular biology
4
First wagon train on Oregon Trail reaches California (1841)
5
Guy Fawkes arrested for Gunpowder Plot (1605)
Also try: Guy Fawkes
Susan B. Anthony votes and is fined $100 (1872)
6
Inventor of basketball James Naismith born (1861)
Also try: James Naismith
Supernova observed in the constellation Cassiopeia (1572)
7
The New York City Museum of Modern Art opens (1929)
Also try: modern art, art gallery
8
National Parents as Teachers Day
Also try: homework, parenting
X-Ray discovered (1895)
9
Astronomer Carl Sagan born (1934)
Also try: astronomy
Kristallnacht begins (1938)
Also try: Holocaust
10
Sesame Street debuts on PBS (1969)
Also try: PBS
Great Wall of China opens for tourism (1970)
Also try: Ming Dynasty, China
11
WWI Armistice signed (1918)
Origami Day
Also try: Japanese culture
12
Joseph Stalin becomes ruler of the Soviet Union (1927)
Also try: Soviet Union, Socialism
13
Vietnam Veterans' Memorial dedicated (1982)
Also try: Vietnam War
World Kindness Day
14
Artist Claude Monet born (1840)
Also try: impressionism
15
America Recycles Day
Georgia O'Keeffe born (1887)
Also try: painting flowers
16
Federal Reserve Bank opens for business (1914)
Also try: central banking
International Day for Tolerance
17
Suez Canal opens in Egypt (1869)
Also try: Egypt
Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies (1558)
Also try: Queen Elizabeth I
18
Antarctica discovered (1820)
Also try: continents, South Pole
William Tell Day
Also try: folk tales
19
President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address (1863)
Impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton begin (1998)
Also try: Bill Clinton
20
Edwin Hubble born (1889)
Also try: Hubble telescope
21
Voltaire born (1694)
Judas Maccabeus restores Jewish Temple in Jerusalem (164 BC)
Also try: Judaism, Jerusalem
22
23
Fibonacci Day
Also try: Golden Ratio
24
Origin of Species published (1859)
Jack Ruby kills Lee Harvey Oswald (1963)
25
Thirty-five Amistad survivors return to Africa (1841)
Also try: Africa, slavery
26
Howard Carter enters King Tutankhamen's tomb (1922)
Charles Shultz born (1922)
27
Anders Celsius born (1701)
Also try: temperature
Hydrogen atmosphere discovered on the extra solar planet Osiris (2001)
28
29
Luisa May Alcott born (1832)
Also try: Little Women
30
1
Rosa Parks arrested for civil disobedience (1955)
World AIDS Day
Also try: HIV, immune system
2
The Monroe Doctrine created (1823)
George Seurat born (1859)
Also try: pointillism
3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
4
National Cookie Day
Also try: baking, cookie recipes
Monopoly, the game, debuts (1935)
Also try: board games
5
Walt Disney born (1901)
Also try: Disneyland
E.D. Nixon and Rosa Parks lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott
6
13th Amendment ratified, abolishing slavery (1865)
Encyclopedia Britannica published (1768)
Also try: research skills