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PBS LearningMedia Content Calendar

Looking for timely resources to enrich classroom instruction? Check out our calendar of major holidays, observances, important dates, and themes that invite unique teaching opportunities.

Click on any event to find a corresponding video, lesson plan, or interactive for your students.

2017: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

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1/1: New Year’s Day

1/11: Amelia Earhart Day

1/16: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/19: Edgar Allan Poe’s Birthday

1/20: Inauguration Day

1/27: Mozart's Birthday

1/28: Chinese New Year

Themes

Braille Literacy Month

National Mentoring Month

 

 

 

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2/2: Groundhog Day

2/4: Rosa Parks Day

2/11: International Day of Women and Girls in Science

2/12: Lincoln’s Birthday

2/14: Valentine’s Day

2/15: Susan B. Anthony Day

2/15: President’s Day

2/21: National Engineers Week

Themes

Black History Month

American Heart Month

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3/2: Read Across America Day | Dr. Seuss Day

3/3: World Wildlife Day

3/10: Harriet Tubman Day

3/14: Pi Day

3/17: St. Patrick's Day

3/21: Poetry Day

3/23: World Meteorological Day

Themes

Women’s History Month

Music in Our Schools Month

National Nutrition Month

 

 

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4/1: April Fool's Day

4/2: World Autism Day

4/9: National Library Week

4/15: Leonardo da Vinci's Birthday

4/22: Earth Day

4/23: Shakespeare's Birthday

4/25: National DNA Day

4/28: Arbor Day

Themes

School Library Month

National Poetry Month

Autism Awareness Month

Scottish-American Heritage Month

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5/1: National Teacher Appreciation Week

5/5: Cinco de Mayo 

5/10: National Bike to School Day

5/15: Police Week

5/19: Endangered Species Day

5/23: World Turtle Day

5/26: Sally Ride's Birthday

5/29: Memorial Day

Themes

Mental Health Awareness Month

Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month 

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6/3: Butterfly Education and Awareness Day

6/6: D-Day

6/8: World Oceans Day

6/12: Anne Frank's Birthday

6/14: Flag Day

6/20: Meteor Day

6/27: Helen Keller's Birthday

Themes

Pride Month

National Oceans Month

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

Summer Reading 

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7/4: Independence Day

7/6: Frida Kahlo's Birthday

7/11: World Population Day

7/14: Bastille Day

7/18: Nelson Mandela's Birthday

Themes

National Ice Cream Month

Summer Vacation

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8/5: Neil Armstrong’s Birthday

8/7: Farmers Market Week

8/24: National Aviation Day

8/26: Women’s Equality Day

Themes

National Coffee Month

Back to School

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9/4: Labor Day

9/10: National Grandparents Day

9/11: Patriot Day

9/17: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

9/21: International Day of Peace

Themes

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Preparedness Month

National Suicide Prevention Month

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10/2: Child Health Day

10/2: Mahatma Gandi’s Birthday

10/4: World Space Week

10/5: World Teacher’s Day

10/8: Earth Science Week

10/21: World Statistics Day

10/31: Halloween

Themes

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

Global Diversity Awareness Month

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11/7: Marie Curie’s Birthday

11/9: Science and Peace Week

11/11: Veterans Day

11/23: Thanksgiving

11/30: Mark Twain’s Birthday

Themes

National American Indian Heritage Month

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12/5: Walt Disney's Birthday

12/10: Human Rights Day

12/24: Hanukkah

12/25: Christmas Day

12/26: Kwanzaa

Themes

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