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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29
Thomas Paine born (1737)
Also try: Common Sense
National Puzzle Day
Also try: brain teaser
30
Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany (1933)
President Franklin D. Roosevelt born (1882)
Also try: New Deal, FDR
31
Vietnam War: Tet Offensive launched (1968)
Also try: Vietnam War
Jackie Robinson born (1919)
Also try: color barrier
13th Amendment, 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
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
Rosa Parks born (1913)
5
First motion picture shown in Philadelphia (1870)
Also try: cinematography
Super Bowl 51
Also try: football, NFL
6
President Ronald Reagan born (1911)
Also try: US Presidents
Elizabeth II becomes Queen (1952)
7
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
First United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam (1965)
Also try: Vietnam War
Volleyball invented by William G. Morgan (1895)
Also try: sports
10
Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War (1763)
11
Thomas Edison born (1847)
Also try: light bulb, phonograph
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
Jesse James holds up first bank (1866)
Also try: American Civil War
14
Chemical element 103 Lawrencium discovered (1961)
YouTube launched (2005)
15
Susan B. Anthony born (1820)
Also try: women's suffrage
National Hippo Day
Also try: hippopotamus
16
Howard Carter locates Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb (1923)
17
Michael Jordan born (1963)
Also try: basketball
18
Former planet Pluto discovered (1930)
Also try: solar system, planets
19
Nicolaus Copernicus born (1473)
Also try: heliocentric model
First US teachers strike, Florida (1968)
Also try: labor unions
20
John Glenn first American to orbit Earth (1962)
21
Malcolm X assassinated (1965)
Washington Monument dedicated (1885)
Also try: George Washington
22
George Washington born (1732)
Also try: US Presidents
Calvin Coolidge gives first public presidential radio address (1924)
Also try: Calvin Coolidge
23
Johannes Gutenberg prints first book, the Bible (1455)
24
Steve Jobs is born (1955)
Also try: entrepreneur
25
US paper currency introduced (1862)
Also try: US Mint, greenbacks
26
Buffalo Bill Cody born (1846)
Also try: Wild West
Victor Hugo born (1802)
Also try: Les Miserables
27
28
National Tooth Fairy Day
Also try: oral hygiene
DNA structure discovered (1953)
Also try: double helix
1
Women's History Month Begins
Also try: women's rights
Salem Witch Trials begin (1692)
Also try: the Crucible
Frederic Chopin born (1810)
Also try: Romantic era
Yellowstone becomes first national park (1872)
Also try: national parks
2
Read Across America Day
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
4
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi born (1678)
Also try: Baroque Period
National Grammar Day
Also try: phonetics, linguistics