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Teaching Ideas Event Calendar

The calendar below shows special events that are taking place in November 2014. Use these as the starting point for learning about different topics!

Click on any underlined links to find related resources that you can use in the classroom. National events are based in the UK, unless otherwise indicated.

January February March April May June July August September October November December
All Saints' Day All Saints' Day (1st)
This special day is an opportunity for believers to remember all saints and martyrs, known and unknown, throughout Christian history.
All Souls' Day All Souls' Day (2nd)
All Souls' Day is an opportunity for Roman Catholics and Anglo-Catholic churches to commemorate the faithful departed.
Ashura Ashura (3rd)
Ashura has been a day of fasting for Sunni Muslims since the days of the early Muslim community.
Bonfire Night Bonfire Night (5th)
The Gunpowder Plot took place in November 1605, when some Catholics plotted to blow up King James I and the English Parliament.
Remembrance Day Remembrance Day (11th)
Remembrance is the time when people wear a poppy in memory of those who sacrificed their lives for us during wars. The Armistice, signalling the end of World War One, was signed on 11th November 1918.
BBC Children in Need BBC Children in Need (14th)
BBC Children in Need raises money for children in need all over the UK. Pudsey Bear is their much loved mascot.
Interfaith Week Interfaith Week (16th)
Interfaith Week aims to build good relationships between people of different faiths and beliefs.
Anti Bullying Week Anti Bullying Week (17th to 21st)
Anti bullying Week aims to equip children and young people to recognise and challenge bullying behaviour.
Road Safety Week Road Safety Week (17th to 23rd)
Road Safety Week is the UK's biggest road safety event, coordinated annually by Brake and involving thousands of schools, organisations and communities each year. Visit the official site here.
International Men's Day International Men's Day (19th)
A day to focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.
World Fisheries Day World Fisheries Day (21st)
World Fisheries Day highlights the critical importance to human lives, of water and the lives it sustains, both in and out of water.
World Television Day World Television Day (21st)
World Television Day recognises the increasing impact television has on decision-making by alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace, security and other important issues.
Advent Sunday Advent Sunday (30th)
Advent is the season before Christmas during which Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus.
St. Andrew's Day St. Andrew's Day (30th)
On November 30th the world celebrates St Andrew's Day, Scotland's national day. There are parties galore in Scotland and events around the world.

Dates have been checked carefully, but please double-check yourself if you are planning any events based on this information. Thank you to Sam C for her help with researching many of these events.

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