Historical Dates and Learning: April & May 2019

April & May Historical Dates in lessons gives relevance to learning.

For kids in school, knowing historical dates helps them relate to history and builds their general knowledge. Knowing these dates can help teachers engage students in conversations and students may even be impressed  by their teachers historical knowledge!


National Poetry Month

April 1     April Fool’s Day

April 2    International Children’s Book Day

April 18 Paul Revere’s Famous Ride (1875)

April 19 Passover Begins

April 21 Easter

April 22 Earth Day

April 23 William Shakespeare born  (1854)

April 24 Administrative Professionals/Secretaries Day


National Bike Month

May 1         Mother Goose Day 

May 4         Kentucky Derby Day

May 5         Cinco de Mayo

May 5         First Day of Ramadan

May 6         National Nurses Day

May 7         National Teacher’s Day

May 8         School Nurses Day

May 12       Mother’s Day

May 26       Sally Ride’s Birthday (1951) First American Woman in Space

May 27 Memorial Day (Day to honor service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country)

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