January 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

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat
30
Edwin Hubble announces discovery of other galaxies (1924)
31
Henri Matisse born (1869)
Also try: modern art
1
National Thank You Month begins
Also try: gratitude, appreciation
President Abraham Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Ellis Island opens for immigration (1892)
Also try: immigration
2
Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East Bengali (1947)
USSR launches Mechta for first solar orbit (1959)
3
Alaska named 49th state (1959)
Israeli ground forces invade Gaza (2009)
4
Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars (2004)
Louis Braille born (1809)
5
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde published (1886)
6
Joan of Arc born (1412)
Also try: Hundred Years' War
The theory of continental drift first presented by Alfred Wegener (1912)
Also try: Alfred Wegener, Pangaea
7
President Millard Fillmore born (1800)
Zora Neale Hurston born (1891)
Also try: Harlem Renaissance
Jupiter's moons discovered (1610)
8
Elvis Presley born (1935)
George Washington delivers first State of the Union Address (1790)
Also try: George Washington
9
President Richard M. Nixon born (1913)
Jean-Pierre Blanchard takes first hot air balloon flight in the US (1793)
10
Common Sense by Thomas Paine published (1776)
League of Nations formed (1920)
11
Amelia Earhart flies solo from Honolulu to California (1935)
12
Charles Perrault born (1628)
Also try: fairy tales
Earthquake in Haiti kills 230,000 (2010)
13
First public radio broadcast (1910)
Also try: mass media
"Mickey Mouse" comic strip first appears (1930)
14
Clarinet invented in Nuremberg, Germany (1690)
First Model T automobile is built on an assembly line (1914)
15
Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England (1559)
First Super Bowl (1967)
Also try: football, NFL
16
National Appreciate a Dragon Day
First publication of Don Quixote (1605)
Operation Desert Storm announced (1991)
17
Prohibition begins (1920)
Captain James Cook is the first to cross the Antarctic Circle (1773)
18
A.A. Milne born (1882)
Also try: Winnie-the-Pooh
National Thesaurus Day
Also try: synonyms, antonyms
19
James Watt born (1736)
20
Penguin Awareness Day
John Marshall appointed Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court (1801)
21
Neptune becomes outermost planet (1979)
Also try: solar system, planets
22
The uranium atom split at Columbia University (1939)
23
National Handwriting Day
Also try: cursive, penmanship
24
Edith Wharton born (1862)
Gold discovered at Sutter's Mill (1848)
Also try: Gold Rush
25
Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates US transcontinental telephone service (1915)
The first Winter Olympics (1924)
Also try: Olympia
26
Condoleezza Rice becomes first African American woman US Secretary of State (2005)
Also try: Secretary of State
Rocky Mountain National Park established in Colorado (1915)
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