June 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
27
The Queen Mary takes maiden voyage (1936)
Also try: passenger ships
28
Jim Thorpe born (1888)
Also try: athletes
29
Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay reach Mount Everest summit (1953)
John F. Kennedy born (1917)
Also try: US presidents
Learn about Composting Day
Also try: soil, gardening
30
Lincoln Memorial dedicated (1922)
Also try: Abraham Lincoln
31
Walt Whitman born (1819)
Also try: poetry
World No Tobacco Day
1
Audiobook Month Begins
First Superman comic book published (1938)
2
Radio first patented (1896)
Also try: inventions, technology
3
First US spacewalk (1965)
Casey at the Bat published (1888)
Also try: baseball, poetry
4
Aesop born (620 BC)
Also try: fables
19th Amendment passed (1919)
5
6
First drive-in movie theater opens (1933)
Also try: film history
US storms Normandy beaches, D-Day (1944)
Also try: Normandy, WWII
7
US defeats Japan at the Battle of Midway (1942)
Also try: Pacific theater, WWII
Vatican City becomes a sovereign state (1929)
Also try: Catholicism, popes
8
Frank Lloyd Wright born (1867)
Also try: architecture
World Oceans Day
Also try: marine animals
1984 published (1949)
Also try: dystopia, George Orwell
9
Roman Emperor Nero dies (68)
Also try: Ancient Rome
Donald Duck "born" (1934)
Also try: cartoons, Walt Disney
10
Benjamin Franklin's kite struck by lightning (1752)
Also try: lightning, electricity
11
Jacques Cousteau born (1910)
12
Anne Frank born (1929)
Also try: Holocaust, WWII
George H. W. Bush born (1924)
Also try: US presidents
13
China's Boxer Rebellion begins (1900)
14
First Caldecott Medal awarded (1938)
Also try: children's books
Flag Day
Also try: US flags
2018 FIFA World Cup begins
Also try: soccer
15
Magna Carta signed (1215)
Also try: rule of law
16
New Deal program approved by Congress (1933)
Also try: FDR, Great Depression
"House Divided" speech delivered (1858)
Also try: Abraham Lincoln
17
Statue of Liberty arrives in New York (1885)
Also try: New York City
M.C. Escher born (1898)
18
Napoleon defeated at Waterloo (1815)
Also try: Waterloo
War of 1812 begins (1812)
Also try: military conflict
International Sushi Day
Also try: Japanese food
19
Juneteenth (Slave Liberation Day) (1865)
Blaise Pascal born (1623)
20
NAACP incorporates (1911)
The asteroid Eureka discovered (1990)
Also try: space science
21
Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to US (1945)
Also try: Pacific theater, WWII
22
US Department of Justice established (1870)
23
US Secret Service created (1860)
United Nations Public Service Day
24
First documented UFO sighting (1947)
Also try: extraterrestrials
John Cabot lands in North America (1497)
International Fairy Day
25
Eric Carle born (1929)
First color television broadcast (1951)
26
50 nations sign United Nations Charter in San Francisco (1945)
Bicycle patented in the US (1819)
Also try: bike safety, inventions
27
Helen Keller born (1880)
"Happy Birthday" song written (1859)
28
King Henry VIII born (1491)
29
The Globe Theatre burns to the ground (1613)
Also try: Shakespeare, London
First iPhone released (2007)
Also try: cell phones
30
Gone with the Wind published (1936)
Also try: American Civil War
National Meteor Day
Also try: astronomy