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
28
First radio commercial airs in New York City (1922)
Also try: marketing, advertising
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers "I Have a Dream" speech (1963)
29
First Indian reservation established (1758)
Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast (2005)
30
Thurgood Marshall confirmed as Supreme Court Justice (1967)
31
Henry VI becomes King of England at the age of 9 months (1422)
First solar-powered car demonstrated in Chicago (1955)
Also try: renewable energy
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
Richard "The Lionheart" crowned at Westminster (1189)
Treaty of Paris ends American Revolutionary War (1783)
4
Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan (1609)
Google founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin (1998)
5
First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia (1774)
Jesse James born (1847)
Also try: Wild West
6
National Read a Book Day
Also try: novels, author study
John Dalton born (1766)
Also try: atomic theory, chemists
7
US gets the nickname "Uncle Sam" (1813)
Also try: national symbols
ESPN debuts (1979)
8
International Literacy Day
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
National Grandparents Day
Also try: heritage, family tree
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: US 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
President Abraham Lincoln issues a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation (1862)
Second assassination attempt made on President Gerald Ford (1975)
Also try: US presidents
23
The Phantom of the Opera published (1909)
Planet Neptune discovered (1846)
24
National Punctuation Day
Dwight D. Eisenhower mandates desegregation of Little Rock schools (1957)
25
William Faulkner born (1897)
Shel Silverstein born (1930)
Also try: The Giving Tree, poetry
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
Miguel de Cervantes born (1547)
Also try: Don Quixote
John D. Rockefeller becomes America's first billionaire (1916)
Also try: oil industry
30
Truman Capote born (1924)
The Hoover Dam dedicated by FDR (1935)
Also try: hydroelectricity
1
National Bullying Prevention Month
Also try: cyberbullying
Yosemite National Park established by US Congress (1890)
Also try: sequoia forest
Nazi leaders are sentenced at the Nuremberg Trials (1946)
Also try: Holocaust, war crimes

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