February 2019 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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27
Lewis Carroll born (1832)
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born (1756)
Paris Peace Accords signed, ending the Vietnam War (1973)
Also try: Vietnam War
28
Space shuttle Challenger explodes (1986)
Also try: NASA, space missions
Pride and Prejudice published in United Kingdom (1813)
Also try: Jane Austen
29
National Puzzle Day
Also try: brain teaser, riddle
President William McKinley born (1843)
30
President Franklin D. Roosevelt born (1882)
Also try: New Deal, FDR, US presidents
Vietnam War: Tet Offensive launched (1968)
Also try: Vietnam War
Erno Rubik patents the Rubik's cube (1975)
31
Franz Schubert born (1797)
Also try: Romantic era, composers
Jackie Robinson born (1919)
Also try: color barrier, baseball
13th Amendment passed, slavery abolished (1865)
Also try: abolition
1
Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins (1960)
2
James Joyce born (1882)
Also try: Ulysses, Dubliners
3
Super Bowl LIII
Also try: football, NFL
15th Amendment ratified (1870)
Also try: voting rights
First operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched in US (1966)
Also try: meteorology
4
Yalta Conference begins (1945)
Also try: World War II
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
William G. Morgan invents the game of volleyball (1895)
Also try: team sports
10
Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War (1763)
IMB computer Deep Blue defeats world chess champion (1996)
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
The American Temperance Society is established in Boston (1826)
Also try: prohibition
14
Chemical element 103 Lawrencium discovered (1961)
YouTube launched (2005)
15
16
Howard Carter enters Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb (1923)
Fidel Castro becomes 16th Prime Minister of Cuba (1959)
Also try: Cuba
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
Battle of Iwo Jima begins (1945)
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
23
W.E.B. Du Bois born (1868)
Also try: civil rights, NAACP
Children in Pittsburgh receive first polio vaccine (1954)
24
Steve Jobs is born (1955)
Also try: entrepreneur
US House of Representatives vote to impeach President Andrew Johnson (1868)
25
26
Victor Hugo born (1802)
Also try: Les Miserables
27
28
DNA structure discovered (1953)
Also try: double helix, genetics
1
Yellowstone becomes world's first national park (1872)
Also try: national parks
Salem Witch Trials begin (1692)
Also try: the Crucible
Frederic Chopin born (1810)
Also try: Romantic era
2
Read Across America Day
Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico (1836)
Also try: The Alamo