November 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
Native American Heritage Month begins
Also try: heritage, ancestors
Daylight Saving Time ends, Standard Time begins
Also try: time zones
European Union comes into existence (1993)
Also try: Europe
2
James Polk born (1795)
Also try: US presidents
Warren G. Harding born (1865) and elected president (1920)
Also try: US presidents
3
Chevrolet Motor Car Company incoporated (1911)
Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1954)
4
First wagon train reaches California (1841)
Barack Obama becomes first African American elected as US president (2008)
5
Guy Fawkes arrested for Gunpowder Plot (1605)
Also try: Gunpowder Plot
Susan B. Anthony votes and is fined $100 (1872)
6
Inventor of basketball, James Naismith, born (1861)
Also try: James Naismith
7
The New York City Museum of Modern Art opens (1929)
8
Wilhelm Roentgen discovers x-rays (1895)
National STEM/STEAM Day
9
Carl Sagan born (1934)
Also try: astronomy, cosmology
Kristallnacht begins (1938)
Also try: Holocaust
10
Sesame Street debuts on PBS (1969)
Also try: puppets
Great Wall of China opens for tourism (1970)
11
12
Joseph Stalin becomes ruler of the Soviet Union (1927)
Also try: Soviet Union, socialism
13
World Kindness Day
Vietnam Veterans' Memorial dedicated (1982)
Also try: Vietnam War
14
Claude Monet born (1840)
Also try: impressionism
Treasure Island first published as a book (1883)
15
America Recycles Day
Georgia O'Keeffe born (1887)
16
Federal Reserve Bank opens for business (1914)
International Day for Tolerance
17
Suez Canal opens in Egypt (1869)
Also try: Egypt
Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies (1558)
18
Push-button phones used for the first time (1963)
Also try: telecommunications
US and Canada adopt a system of standard time zones (1883)
Also try: Earth's rotation
19
President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address (1863)
Impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton begin (1998)
20
Edwin Hubble born (1889)
Also try: Hubble telescope
Garrett Morgan receives US patent for a traffic signal (1923)
Also try: automobiles, inventions
21
Family Volunteer Day
Also try: community service
Voltaire born (1694)
Judas Maccabeus restores Jewish Temple in Jerusalem (164 BC)
Also try: Judaism
22
President John F. Kennedy assassinated (1963)
Angela Merkel takes office as first female German Chancellor (2005)
23
Of Mice and Men debuts on Broadway (1937)
24
Origin of Species published (1859)
Zachary Taylor born (1784)
Also try: US presidents
25
Thirty-five Amistad survivors return to Africa (1841)
Also try: slavery
Andrew Carnegie born (1835)
Also try: philanthropy, charity
26
Alice in Wonderland first published in America (1865)
Charles Shultz born (1922)
27
National Native American Heritage Day
Also try: ancestors
Bill Nye born (1955)
Also try: science education
Atmosphere discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris (2001)
28
William Blake born (1757)
Also try: Romantic Age, poets
First pulsar observed (1967)
29
C.S. Lewis born (1898)
Louisa May Alcott born (1832)
Also try: Little Women
30
1
Rosa Parks arrested for civil disobedience (1955)
World AIDS Day
Also try: HIV, immune system
2
The Monroe Doctrine created (1823)
3
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
4
National Dice Day
Also try: probability
5
Walt Disney born (1901)
Also try: Disneyland, cartoons
Martin Van Buren born (1782)
Also try: US presidents