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Month At A Glance

Here are some suggested topics (some leaning more towards North American culture) for monthly curriculum planning or for a quick idea. These topics can be supported with easy to find authentic material online, in newspapers, flyers, magazines or on TV.

Be sure to check out our EASY CLASSROOM TEMPLATES by ESL Made Easy to help with your planning.

May Topics

The Benefits of Laughter

Freedom of the Press and Expression as a Human Right

Different Types of Health Professionals in the World

The Role of Mothers around the World

Famous Mothers

Workplace Hazards and Safety Procedures

The Nature of Birds and Migratory

The Roles and Responsibilities of Nurses

The Biography of Florence Nightingale

The Importance of Sleep and Sleep Disorders

Purple as a Symbol of Peace

The World of Telecommunications

The History of the British Monarchy

The Biography of Queen Victoria

Human Rights around the World

The Roles of the Armed Forces


Awareness Days/Events

World Press Freedom Day – May 3rd

World Laughter Day – May 7th

Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day – May 9th

International Bird Migratory Day – May 9th

International Nurses Day – May 12th

International Fatigue Syndrome Day – May 12th

Mother’s Day – May 12th

Purple for Peace Day – May 16th

World Telecommunications Day – May 17th

Victoria Day – May 20th Canada

International Amnesty Day – May 28th

Memorial Day – May 27th