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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Cesar Chavez born (1927)
Also try: workers' rights
First US map published (1784)
Also try: cartography
Eiffel Tower opens (1889)
Also try: Paris, France
1
National Poetry Month begins
Also try: types of poetry
Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered (1748)
2
World Autism Awareness Day
Hans Christian Anderson born (1805)
Also try: fairy tales, morals
3
National Find a Rainbow Day
Jane Goodall born (1934)
Also try: chimpanzees
First iPad sold in the US (2010)
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)
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)
First known audio recording of a human voice (1860)
Also try: phonographs, sound
10
Encourage a Young Writer Day
11
National Pet Day
Also try: dogs, cats, domestic animals
US Navy acquires its first submarine (1900)
Also try: US Navy, submersibles
12
American Civil War begins at Fort Sumter (1861)
Also try: American Civil War
Beverly Cleary born (1916)
Also try: Ramona Quimby
13
National Scrabble Day
Also try: spelling, word games
Guy Fawkes born (1570)
Also try: Gunpowder Plot
14
President Abraham Lincoln assassinated (1865)
Also try: John Wilkes Booth
Titanic hits iceberg (1912)
Also try: iceberg
15
16
Apollo 16 launched from Cape Canaveral (1972)
Also try: Cape Canaveral, NASA
17
Ellis Island Family History Day
National Haiku Poetry Day
Also try: Japanese poetry
Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961)
18
19
Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day
Also try: domestic terrorism
20
Joan Miro born (1893)
Also try: surrealism
Deepwater Horizon oil rig explodes (2010)
Also try: oil spills, oil rigs
21
Easter Sunday
Also try: Christianity
John Muir born (1838)
Rome founded (753 BC)
22
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
Ella Fitzgerald born (1917)
Also try: jazz
Bell Labs announces first silicon solar cell (1954)
26
Chernobyl disaster occurs (1986)
National Richter Scale Day
27
National Tell a Story Day
28
Harper Lee born (1926)
29
International Dance Day
Also try: choreography, ballet
30
International Jazz Day
Louisiana Purchase (1803)
Also try: US expansion
1
May Day
Also try: may pole, spring
Physical Fitness and Sports Month begins
National Mother Goose Day
Also try: nursery rhymes
2
Holocaust Remembrance Day
Also try: World War II, Judaism
William Herschel discovers first binary star (1780)
King Charles II gives royal charter to Hudson's Bay Company (1670)
3
World Press Freedom Day
Also try: First Amendment
4
International Firefighters Day
Margaret Thatcher becomes first female Prime Minister of the UK (1979)
Four student protesters killed at Kent State (1970)