July 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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30
National Meteor Day
Also try: astronomy
Gone with the Wind published (1936)
Also try: American Civil War
1
Canada Day
Also try: Quebec, Yukon Territory
2
Civil Rights Act passed after 83-day filibuster (1964)
First steam engine patented (1698)
Also try: Thomas Savery
3
Dow Jones and Company publishes first stock average (1884)
Also try: stock market
4
Supernova detected within the constellation Taurus (1054)
Also try: constellations
5
Successful cloning of Dolly the sheep (1996)
Also try: cloning, DNA
The Law of Return is passed allowing Jewish people to return to Israel (1950)
First recorded sighting of a tornado in the US (1643)
Isaac Newton's Principia published (1687)
Also try: Issac Newton
6
President George W. Bush born (1946)
Also try: US presidents
Republican Party formed (1854)
7
Sliced bread sold for the first time (1928)
Also try: baking bread, grains
8
Stock market falls to lowest point during Great Depression (1932)
Also try: Great Depression
Douglas MacArthur named commander of UN forces in Korea (1950)
Also try: Korean War
9
National Book Lovers Day
Millard Fillmore becomes president when President Zachary Taylor dies (1850)
10
Hottest temperature recorded on Earth measured in Death Valley (1913)
Also try: Death Valley, deserts
Boris Yeltsin becomes Russia's first President (1991)
Also try: Russia, democracy
11
E.B. White born (1899)
John Quincy Adams born (1767)
Also try: US presidents
12
Henry VIII weds his last wife, Catherine Parr (1543)
Also try: Catherine Parr
13
Julius Caesar born (100 B.C.)
Also try: Ancient Rome
Bomb blasts rock Mumbai (2011)
Also try: terrorism
14
National Shark Awareness Day
Also try: fish, ocean animals
15
Rembrandt born (1606)
Also try: Baroque style, painters
The Rosetta Stone found (1799)
16
The Manhattan Project ushers in the Atomic Age (1945)
Also try: Atomic Age
The Catcher in the Rye published (1951)
Also try: J.D. Salinger
17
Disneyland opens (1955)
Charles VII crowned King of France (1429)
18
John Glenn born (1921)
Mein Kampf published (1925)
Also try: Adolf Hiter
19
First women's rights convention at Seneca Falls (1848)
The Qing Dynasty defeats the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom (1864)
20
Apollo II makes first moon landing (1969)
First Special Olympics (1968)
21
National Ice Cream Day
22
Systematic deportation of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto begins the Holocaust (1942)
23
Hale-Bopp comet discovered (1995)
Ford Motor Company sells first car (1903)
Also try: Henry Ford, automobiles
24
Ruins of Macchu Picchu discovered (1911)
Also try: Peru, Inca
Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley (1847)
Also try: Mormonism, Utah
25
Puerto Rico becomes a US commonwealth (1952)
Also try: US commonwealth
26
Carl Jung born (1875)
Jan Berenstain born (1923)
27
World War II: Allied forces successfully halt final Axis advance into Egypt (1942)
Also try: Allied Forces
28
World War I begins (1914)
Also try: The Great War
29
NASA established (1958)
Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien first published (1954)
30
Emily Bronte born (1818)
Also try: Wuthering Heights
31
Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day
J.K. Rowling born (1965)
Also try: Harry Potter
1
National Water Quality Month Begins
Herman Melville born (1819)
Also try: Moby Dick
Justinian I becomes sole ruler of the Byzantine Empire (527)
Also try: Byzantine Empire
2
The Lincoln Penny first issued (1909)
Also try: currency, US Mint
Trial run of San Francisco cable car on Clay St. (1873)
3
Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage (1492)
Also try: Age of Discovery
Calvin Coolidge becomes president after the death of President Warren G. Harding (1923)