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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28
Space shuttle Challenger explodes (1986)
Also try: NASA, space exploration
Jackson Pollock born (1912)
Pride and Prejudice published in United Kingdom (1813)
Also try: Jane Austen
29
National Puzzle Day
Also try: brain teaser, riddle
30
Erno Rubik patents the Rubik's cube (1975)
Also try: puzzles
President Franklin D. Roosevelt born (1882)
Also try: New Deal, FDR, US presidents
31
Vietnam War: Tet Offensive launched (1968)
Also try: Vietnam War
Jackie Robinson born (1919)
Also try: color barrier, baseball
13th Amendment passed, 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, Dubliners
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
Super Bowl 52
Also try: football, NFL
5
First motion picture shown in Philadelphia (1870)
6
President Ronald Reagan born (1911)
Also try: US presidents
Elizabeth II becomes Queen of England (1952)
7
Sir Thomas More born (1478)
Also try: Utopia, Renaissance
8
Jules Verne born (1828)
Also try: science fiction
Japan declares war on Russia (1904)
Also try: Russo-Japanese War
9
2018 Winter Oympics begin in PyeonChang, South Korea
Also try: winter sports
First US combat troops are sent to South Vietnam (1965)
Also try: Vietnam War
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, South Africa
12
President Abraham Lincoln born (1809)
13
The Negro National League organizes (1920)
Also try: baseball, segregation
14
Chemical element 103 Lawrencium discovered (1961)
YouTube launched (2005)
15
National Hippo Day
16
Howard Carter enters Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb (1923)
17
Michael Jordan born (1963)
Also try: basketball
After a tie in the Electoral College, Thomas Jefferson elected president (1801)
18
Former planet Pluto discovered (1930)
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn first published in the US (1885)
19
20
John Glenn first American to orbit Earth (1962)
US Postal Service formally created (1792)
Also try: mail, postage stamps
21
Malcolm X assassinated (1965)
22
George Washington born (1732)
Also try: US presidents
Calvin Coolidge gives first public presidential radio address (1924)
Also try: Calvin Coolidge, FCC
23
Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (1455)
W.E.B. Du Bois born (1868)
Also try: civil rights, NAACP
24
Steve Jobs is born (1955)
Also try: entrepreneur
US House of Representatives vote to impeach President Andrew Johnson
25
US paper currency introduced (1862)
Also try: US Mint, greenbacks
26
Victor Hugo born (1802)
Also try: Les Miserables
27
28
National Tooth Fairy Day
Also try: oral hygiene, teeth
DNA structure discovered (1953)
Also try: double helix, genetics
1
Salem Witch Trials begin (1692)
Also try: the Crucible
Frederic Chopin born (1810)
Also try: Romantic era
Yellowstone becomes world's first national park (1872)
Also try: national parks
2
Read Across America Day
Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico (1836)
Also try: The Alamo
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