June 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
26
National Paper Airplane Day
Sally Ride born (1951)
Also try: NASA, astronauts
William and Frederick Langenheim take first photos of a solar eclipse in US (1854)
Also try: photography, astronomy
27
The Queen Mary takes maiden voyage (1936)
Also try: passenger ships
28
Jim Thorpe born (1888)
Also try: athletes
29
John F. Kennedy born (1917)
Also try: US presidents
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach Mount Everest summit (1953)
Learn About Composting Day
Also try: soil, gardening
30
National Creativity Day
Also try: imagination, inventions
Lincoln Memorial dedicated (1922)
Also try: Abraham Lincoln
31
World No Tobacco Day
Walt Whitman born (1819)
Also try: poetry
1
Audiobook Month Begins
National Pen Pal Day
2
Snyder Act is passed, granting US citizenship to Native Americans (1924)
Also try: Native Americans
3
First US spacewalk conducted by Ed White (1965)
Casey at the Bat published (1888)
Also try: baseball, poetry
4
Ramadan ends, North America
Also try: Islam, Muslim calendar
The first Pulitzer Prize is awarded (1917)
19th Amendment passed (1919)
5
6
US storms Normandy beaches, D-Day (1944)
Also try: Normandy, World War II
7
US defeats Japan at the Battle of Midway (1942)
Vatican City becomes a sovereign state (1929)
Also try: Catholicism, popes
8
World Oceans Day
Also try: marine animals
Frank Lloyd Wright born (1867)
Also try: architecture
1984 published (1949)
Also try: dystopia, George Orwell
9
Donald Duck is "born" (1934)
Also try: cartoons, Walt Disney
Roman Emperor Nero dies (68)
Also try: Ancient Rome
10
Benjamin Franklin's kite struck by lightning (1752)
Also try: lightning, electricity
11
Jacques Cousteau born (1910)
12
George H. W. Bush born (1924)
Also try: US presidents
Anne Frank born (1929)
Also try: Holocaust, World War II
13
China's Boxer Rebellion begins (1900)
14
Flag Day
Also try: US flags
First Caldecott Medal awarded (1938)
Also try: children's books
15
Magna Carta signed (1215)
Also try: rule of law
16
New Deal program approved by Congress (1933)
Also try: FDR, Great Depression
"House Divided" speech delivered (1858)
Also try: Abraham Lincoln
17
Statue of Liberty arrives in New York (1885)
Also try: New York City
M.C. Escher born (1898)
18
War of 1812 begins (1812)
Also try: military conflict
International Sushi Day
Also try: Japanese food, seafood
Napoleon defeated at Waterloo (1815)
Also try: Waterloo
19
Juneteenth (Slave Liberation Day) (1865)
Blaise Pascal born (1623)
20
World Refugee Day
Also try: human rights
NAACP incorporates (1911)
The asteroid Eureka discovered (1990)
Also try: space science
21
Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to US (1945)
22
US Department of Justice established (1870)
23
United Nations Public Service Day
24
John Cabot lands in North America (1497)
First documented UFO sighting (1947)
25
Eric Carle born (1929)
First color television broadcast (1951)
26
50 nations sign United Nations Charter in San Francisco (1945)
Bicycle patented in the US (1819)
Also try: bike safety, inventions
27
Helen Keller born (1880)
"Happy Birthday" song composed (1859)
28
King Henry VIII born (1491)
29
The Globe Theatre burns to the ground (1613)
Also try: Shakespeare, London
First iPhone released (2007)
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)