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

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
1
National Poetry Month Begins
Also try: types of poetry
Easter Sunday
Also try: Christianity
Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered (1748)
2
World Autism Awareness Day
Hans Christian Anderson born (1805)
Also try: fairy tales, morals
3
Jane Goodall born (1934)
Also try: chimpanzees
First iPad sold in the US (2010)
National 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)
US enters WWI (1917)
Also try: Allied Powers
7
World Health Day
Also try: healthy habits
Billie Holiday born (1915)
Also try: jazz
8
The Buddha born (536 B.C.)
9
General Lee surrenders at Appomattox (1865)
10
Encourage a Young Writer Day
11
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Also try: WWII, Judaism
The shogunate system abolished in Japan (1868)
12
American Civil War begins at Fort Sumter (1861)
Also try: American Civil War
Beverly Cleary born (1916)
Also try: Ramona Quimby
13
Guy Fawkes born (1570)
Also try: Gunpowder Plot
National Scrabble Day
Also try: spelling, word games
14
Titanic hits iceberg (1912)
Also try: iceberg
Abraham Lincoln assassinated (1865)
Also try: John Wilkes Booth
15
16
Apollo 16 launched from Cape Canaveral (1972)
Also try: Cape Canaveral, NASA
17
Ellis Island Family History Day
Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)
National Haiku Poetry Day
Also try: Japanese poetry
18
19
Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
Also try: domestic terrorism
20
Joan Miro born (1893)
Also try: surrealism
21
John Muir born (1838)
Rome founded (753 BC)
22
National Jelly Bean Day
Also try: candy, counting
23
First US public school founded, Boston Latin School (1635)
Also try: public education
24
Library of Congress established (1800)
Also try: US Congress
Hubble Telescope launched (1990)
25
Bell Labs announces first silicon solar cell (1954)
Ella Fitzgerald born (1917)
Also try: jazz
26
Chernobyl disaster occurs (1986)
National Richter Scale Day
27
Samuel Morse born ( 1791)
Also try: Morse code
National Tell a Story Day
28
Harper Lee born (1926)
29
International Dance Day
Also try: choreography, ballet
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
William Herschel discovers first binary star
King Charles II gives royal charter to Hudson's Bay Company (1670)
3
World Press Freedom Day
Also try: 1st Amendment
Margaret Thatcher becomes first female Prime Minister of the UK (1979)
4
Four student protesters killed at Kent State (1970)
International Firefighters Day
5
National Cartoonist Day