September 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
1
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway first published (1952)
Also try: Ernest Hemingway
Bobby Fischer earns world chess title (1972)
Also try: Bobby Fischer
2
First successful open heart surgery (1952)
3
Treaty of Paris ends American Revolutionary War (1783)
Richard "The Lionheart" crowned at Westminster (1189)
4
Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan (1609)
Google founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin (1998)
5
Jesse James born (1847)
Also try: Wild West
First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia (1774)
6
National Read a Book Day
Also try: novels, author study
John Dalton born (1766)
Also try: atomic theory, chemists
7
ESPN debuts (1979)
8
International Literacy Day
National Grandparents Day
Also try: heritage, family tree
9
International Sudoku Day
Leo Tolstoy born (1828)
10
World Suicide Prevention Day
Also try: mental health
Switzerland joins the United Nations (2002)
Also try: United Nations
11
September 11th Remembrance Day
Also try: terrorism
12
Lascaux cave paintings discovered (1940)
Mae Jemison becomes first African American woman in space (1992)
13
Milton Hershey born (1857)
Also try: chocolate
14
Francis Scott Key writes "The Star-Spangled Banner" (1814)
15
Hispanic Heritage Month begins
Also try: Latin America, Spain
Tomie dePaola born (1934)
The Nuremberg Laws deprive German Jews of citizenship (1935)
Also try: Holocaust
16
The Mayflower starts voyage to North America (1620)
17
Constitution Day: United States Constitution signed (1787)
Battle of Antietam fought during the American Civil War (1862)
Also try: American Civil War
18
The New York Times first published (1851)
Also try: newspaper, print media
19
Talk Like a Pirate Day
Otzi the Iceman discovered (1991)
Also try: mummy, anthropology
20
President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror" (2001)
Also try: "war on terror"
21
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien first published (1937)
22
Second assassination attempt made on President Gerald Ford (1975)
Also try: US presidents
23
Planet Neptune discovered (1846)
The Phantom of the Opera published (1909)
24
National Punctuation Day
Dwight D. Eisenhower mandates desegregation of Little Rock schools (1957)
Also try: desegregation
25
Shel Silverstein born (1930)
Also try: The Giving Tree, poetry
William Faulkner born (1897)
26
Johnny Appleseed born (1774)
Sir Francis Drake finishes circumnavigation of the earth (1580)
27
Ancestor Appreciation Day
Also try: heritage, family tree
28
William the Conqueror invades England (1066)
Also try: Battle of Hastings
SpaceX launches first private spacecraft, the Falcon 1, into orbit (2008)
29
John D. Rockefeller becomes America's first billionaire (1916)
Also try: oil industry
Miguel de Cervantes born (1547)
Also try: Don Quixote
30
Truman Capote born (1924)
The Hoover Dam dedicated by FDR (1935)
Also try: hydroelectricity
1
National Bullying Prevention Month
Also try: cyberbullying
Nazi leaders are sentenced at the Nuremberg Trials (1946)
Also try: Holocaust, war crimes
Yosemite National Park established by US Congress (1890)
Also try: sequoia forest
2
International Walk to School Day
World Farm Animals Day
Also try: cows, horses, chickens, pigs
International Day of Non-Violence
3
National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day
4
Construction begins on Mount Rushmore (1927)
Also try: national monuments
USSR launches Sputnik I (1957)
Also try: Space Race
5
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) debuts (1970)
Also try: PBS

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