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
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President Theodore Roosevelt born (1858)
Also try: US presidents
28
Statue of Liberty dedicated (1886)
National Prohibition Act goes into effect (1919)
29
First ARPANET link established, precursor to the Internet (1969)
Stock Market crashes, "Black Tuesday" (1929)
30
John Adams born (1735)
Also try: US presidents
War of the Worlds radio broadcast (1938)
Also try: H.G. Wells
31
Seven Billion Day: global population reaches 7,000,000,000 (2011)
Also try: population growth
1
Native American Heritage Month begins
Also try: heritage, ancestors
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
Daylight Saving Time ends, Standard Time begins
Also try: time zones
Chevrolet Motor Car Company incoporated (1911)
Linus Pauling wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1954)
4
First wagon train reaches California (1841)
5
Guy Fawkes arrested for Gunpowder Plot (1605)
Also try: Guy Fawkes
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
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
Vietnam Veterans' Memorial dedicated (1982)
Also try: Vietnam War
World Kindness Day
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)
Also try: central banking
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-botton phones used for the first time (1963)
Also try: telecommunications
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
21
Voltaire born (1694)
Judas Maccabeus restores Jewish Temple in Jerusalem (164 BC)
Also try: Judaism, Jerusalem
22
President John F. Kennedy assassinated (1963)
Angela Merkel takes office as first female German Chancellor (2005)
23
Family Volunteer Day
Also try: community service
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
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
29
National Native American Heritage Day
Also try: ancestors
C.S. Lewis born (1898)
Louisa May Alcott born (1832)
Also try: Little Women
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