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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.




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 14th
Purple for Peace Day – May 16th
World Telecommunications Day – May 17th
Victoria Day – May 22nd Canada
International Amnesty Day – May 28th
Memorial Day – May 29th