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
29
Learn About Composting Day
Also try: soil, gardening
John F. Kennedy born (1917)
Also try: US presidents
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach Mount Everest summit (1953)
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
Ed White conducts first US spacewalk (1965)
Casey at the Bat published (1888)
Also try: baseball, poetry
4
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
Vatican City becomes a sovereign state (1929)
Also try: Catholicism, popes
US defeats Japan at the Battle of Midway (1942)
8
World Oceans Day
Frank Lloyd Wright born (1867)
Also try: architecture
1984 published (1949)
Also try: dystopia, George Orwell
9
Roman Emperor Nero dies (68)
Also try: Ancient Rome
Donald Duck is "born" (1934)
Also try: cartoons, Walt Disney
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)
Supreme Court decison on Miranda v. Arizona establishes Miranda rights (1966)
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
"House Divided" speech delivered (1858)
Also try: Abraham Lincoln
New Deal program approved by Congress (1933)
Also try: FDR, Great Depression
17
M.C. Escher born (1898)
Statue of Liberty arrives in New York (1885)
Also try: New York City
18
International Sushi Day
Also try: Japanese food, seafood
War of 1812 begins (1812)
Also try: military conflict
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
World Rainforest Day
Also try: ecosystems, Amazon
US Department of Justice established (1870)
23
United Nations Public Service Day
Also try: United Nations
Frederick Douglass is first African American to receive nomination for US president (1888)
Also try: US president, elections
24
John Cabot lands in North America (1497)
First documented UFO sighting (1947)
25
Eric Carle born (1929)
First color television broadcast (1951)
26
Bicycle patented in the US (1819)
Also try: bike safety, inventions
50 nations sign United Nations Charter in San Francisco (1945)
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
First steam engine patented (1698)
Also try: Thomas Savery
Civil Rights Act passed after 83-day filibuster (1964)

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