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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.


New Year's Customs & Traditions
New Year's Resolutions
Preparing For and Managing Change
Pros and Cons of Dieting
The Benefits of Exercise
Winter Sports
The Evolution of the iPhone
Indoor Activities
Debt After the Holidays
The Chinese New Year’s Symbols and Traditions
The Chinese Zodiac – Chinese Animal Signs
Money & Finances
Depression & Moods
Laughter as the Best Medicine
The History of Popcorn
Seasonal Affective Disorder
The Benefits of Puzzles
Extreme Weather

Awareness Days

First iPhone Introduced - Jan 9th
Civil Rights Day – Jan 16th - The United States
Thesaurus Day – Jan 18th
Popcorn Day - Jan 19th 
Blue Monday – Jan 16th
Chinese New Year - Jan 22th
Handwriting Day – Jan 23rd
Global Belly Laugh Day - Jan 24th
World Religion Day – Jan 25th
Puzzle Day - Jan 29th