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

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26
Robert Frost born (1874)
Also try: narrative poetry
27
Alaska is hit by an 8.4 magnitude earthquake (1964)
Also try: Richter scale
Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt (196 BC)
Also try: Ancient Egypt
28
Three Mile Island nuclear accident occurs (1979)
29
Coca-Cola invented (1886)
Also try: soda
30
Vincent van Gogh born (1853)
Alaska purchased from Russia (1867)
Also try: US expansion
The Queensboro Bridge opens (1909)
Also try: bridges
National Doctor's Day
Also try: medical careers
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
National Poetry Month Begins
Also try: types of poetry
Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered (1748)
Also try: Mount Vesuvius
2
Hans Christian Anderson born (1805)
Also try: moral, fairy tales
World Autism Awareness Day
3
Jane Goodall born (1934)
Also try: chimpanzee
First iPad sold in the US (2010)
Find a Rainbow Day
Also try: Roy G. Biv
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
World Health Day
Also try: healthy habits
8
The Buddha born (536 B.C.)
Also try: Buddhism
9
General Lee surrenders at Appomattox (1865)
Suez Canal cleared for shipping (1957)
Also try: ship transport
10
Encourage a Young Writer Day
Also try: creative writing
11
Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act (1968)
Also try: Lyndon B. Johnson
Albert 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
Scrabble Day
Also try: spelling
14
Titanic hits iceberg (1912)
Also try: iceberg
Webster's Dictionary published (1828)
Also try: dictionary skills
Abraham Lincoln assassinated (1865)
Also try: John Wilks Booth
15
US Tax Day
Also try: taxes
Leonardo da Vinci born ( 1452)
16
Easter Sunday
Also try: Christianity
Wilbur Wright born (1867)
Launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral (1972)
Also try: Cape Canaveral
17
Ellis Island Family History Day
Also try: family history
Bay of Pigs invasion (1961)
Bat Appreciation Day
Also try: bats, nocturnal
National Haiku Poetry Day
Also try: Japanese poetry
18
San Francisco Earthquake (1906)
Also try: San Andreas fault
19
Revolutionary War begins (1775)
Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
Also try: Oklahoma
20
Joan Miro born (1893)
Also try: surrealism
21
Rome is founded (753 BC)
Also try: Roman Empire
22
National Jelly Bean Day
Also try: counting, sugar
23
First US public school is founded, Boston Latin School (1635)
Also try: public education
24
Library of Congress established (1800)
Also try: US Congress
Hubble Telescope is launched (1990)
25
26
Chernobyl disaster occurs (1986)
Richter Scale Day
Also try: earthquake
27
Samuel Morse born ( 1791)
Also try: Morse code
28
James Monroe born (1758)
Also try: Founding Fathers
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Also try: WWII, genocide
29
International Dance Day
Also try: choreography
30
Louisiana Purchase (1803)
Also try: US expansion
International Jazz Day
1
May Day
Also try: may pole, spring
Physical Fitness and Sports Month Begins
2
3
World Press Freedom Day
Also try: 1st Amendment
Margaret Thatcher becomes first female Prime Minister (1979)
Also try: Prime Minister
4
Four student protesters killed at Kent State (1970)
International Firefighters Day
Also try: career exploration
5
National Cartoonist Day
6
Sigmund Freud born (1856)
Also try: philosophy
Hindenburg Disaster (1937)
Also try: hydrogen, airship