February 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
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
1
National Freedom Day
Four black students stage the first of the Greensboro sit-ins (1960)
2
National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Also try: female athletes
James Joyce born (1882)
Also try: Ulysses, Dubliners
The Battle of Stalingrad ends with the surrender of German troops to the Soviets (1943)
3
15th Amendment ratified (1870)
Also try: voting rights
First operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched in US (1966)
Also try: meteorology
4
2022 Winter Olympics begin in Beijing
Also try: Olympia, winter sports
National Create a Vacuum Day
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
National Periodic Table Day
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
National Pizza Pie Day
Also try: food, nutrition
William G. Morgan invents the game of volleyball (1895)
Also try: team sports
10
Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian War (1763)
Also try: Treaty of Paris
IBM computer Deep Blue defeats world chess champion (1996)
11
Thomas Edison born (1847)
The Pennsylvania Hospital opens as the first American hospital (1753)
Also try: health care, doctors, nurses
12
President Abraham Lincoln born (1809)
13
Super Bowl LVI
Also try: football, NFL
The American Temperance Society is established in Boston (1826)
Also try: prohibition
The Negro National League organizes (1920)
Also try: baseball, segregation
14
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
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn first published in the US (1885)
Dwarf planet Pluto discovered (1930)
19
Battle of Iwo Jima begins (1945)
20
US Postal Service formally created (1792)
Also try: mail, postage stamps
John Glenn first American to orbit Earth (1962)
21
Malcolm X assassinated (1965)
22
George Washington born (1732)
Also try: US presidents
"Miracle on Ice": US men's hockey team defeats Soviet Union in Winter Olympics (1980)
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
Grand Teton National Park established (1929)
27
28
National Tooth Fairy Day
Also try: dental hygiene
DNA structure discovered (1953)
Also try: double helix, genetics
1
Frederic Chopin born (1810)
Also try: Romantic era
Salem Witch Trials begin (1692)
Also try: the Crucible
Yellowstone becomes world's first national park (1872)
Also try: national parks
2
Read Across America Day
Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico (1836)
Also try: The Alamo
3
Florida becomes the 27th state in the United States (1845)
Also try: statehood, Everglades
"The Star-Spangled Banner" becomes national anthem (1931)
Also try: national anthem
4
National Grammar Day
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi born (1678)
Also try: Baroque period
5
The Boston Massacre (1770)
Stapler patented in England by C.H. Gould (1868)

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