September 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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International Blog Day
Also try: internet, social media
First solar powered car demonstrated in Chicago (1955)
Also try: renewable energy
1
Bobby Fischer earns world chess title (1972)
Also try: Bobby Fischer
2
First successful open heart surgery (1952)
Also try: surgery, medical field
3
Treaty of Paris ends American Revolutionary War (1783)
Richard "The Lionheart" crowned at Westminster (1189)
Also try: Westminster
4
Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan (1609)
Google founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin (1998)
5
Jesse James born (1847)
Also try: Wild West
First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia (1774)
6
Chemist John Dalton born (1766)
Also try: atomic theory
7
ESPN debuts (1979)
Also try: sports
8
International Literacy Day
Also try: reading, media literacy
9
Leo Tolstoy born (1828)
10
Switzerland joins the United Nations (2002)
Also try: United Nations
World Suicide Prevention Day
Also try: mental health
11
September 11th Remembrance Day
Also try: terrorism, al-Qaeda
12
Lascaux cave paintings discovered (1940)
Also try: Paleolithic era
May Jemison becomes first African American woman in space (1992)
Also try: space exploration
13
Milton Hershey born (1857)
Also try: chocolate
14
Francis Scott Key writes the Star Spangled Banner (1814)
Ivan Pavlov born (1849)
15
Tomie de Paola born (1934)
Also try: Strega Nona
The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship (1935)
Also try: citizenship, Holocaust
16
The Mayflower starts voyage to North America (1620)
Also try: pilgrims
17
18
The New York Times first published (1851)
Also try: newspaper, media
19
Otzi the Iceman discovered by German tourists (1991)
Also try: mummy
20
President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror" (2001)
Also try: war on terror
21
The Hobbit published (1937)
22
Ice cream cone invented (1904)
Also try: ice cream
23
Planet Neptune discovered (1846)
Also try: planets, solar system
The Phantom of the Opera published (1909)
24
Dwight D. Eisenhower mandates desegregation of Little Rock schools (1957)
25
Shel Silverstein born (1930)
Also try: poetry
26
Johnny Appleseed born (1774)
Also try: apples
Sir Francis Drake finishes circumnavigation of the earth (1580)
27
Ancestor Appreciation Day
Also try: heritage, family tree
28
William the Conqueror invades England (1066)
Also try: Battle of Hastings
SpaceX launches first private spacecraft, the Falcon 1, into orbit (2008)
Also try: orbit, spacecraft
29
Common Program for the future People's Republic of China written (1949)
Also try: Communism
Miguel de Cervantes born (1547)
Also try: Don Quixote
30
Truman Capote born (1924)
Jack the Ripper kills third and fourth victims (1888)
Also try: London
1
Nazi leaders are sentenced at the Nuremberg Trials (1946)
Also try: Holocaust, war crimes
Yosemite National Park established by U.S. Congress (1890)
2
World Farm Animals Day
Also try: cow, horse, chicken, pig, goat
International Day of Non-Violence
3
The Treaty of Nissa signed ending the Russian-Turkish War (1739)
4
USSR launches Sputnik I (1957)
Also try: USSR, Space Race
National Astronomy Day
Also try: space exploration, NASA