Geography Teacher’s Diary For 2019

 

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If you are planning your geography teaching programme for 2019, you might like to give attention to some of the key diary dates listed below. Lessons could be timed to correspond to special days, special celebration events could be planned, or they could provide a hook to hang homework, assemblies, or class work tasks.

If you have any further suggestions, please let me know!

JANUARY

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20th – World Religion Day
21st – Big Energy Saving Week
27th – Holocaust Memorial Day
27th – World Leprosy Day

FEBRUARY

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1st – World Inter-Faith Harmony Day
2nd – World Wetlands Day
12th – Red Hand Day For Child Soldiers
21st – International Mother Language Day
25th – Fair Trade Fortnight

MARCH

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3rd – World Wildlife Day
8th – British Science Week
8th – International Women’s Day
10th – World Glaucoma Week
11th – Commonwealth Day
14th – International School Meals Day
15th – Red Nose Comic Relief Day
18th – Global Recycling Day
20th – International Day of Happiness
21st – International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21st – International Day of Forests
22nd – World Water Day
23rd – World Meteorological Day
24th – World TB Day
25th – The Big Pedal
30th – English Tourism Week

APRIL

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4th – International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
5th – Walk to Work Day
6th – Discover National Parks Day
7th – World Health Day
12th – International Day for Street Children
18th – International Day for Memorials and Sites
20th – National Dark Skies Week
22nd – International Mother Earth Day
22nd – Fashion Revolution Week
23rd -World Immunisation Day
25th – World Malaria Day
25th – World Penguin Day
26th – National Richter Scale Day

MAY

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1st – Local and Community History Month
1st – International Worker’s Day
1st – National Walking Month
5th – International Dawn Chorus Day
8th – World Red Cross Red Crescent Day
9th – Europe Day
11th – World Fair Trade Day
11th – International Astronomers Day
20th – Walk to School Week
21st – World Day for Cultural Diversity
22nd – World Day for Biological Diversity
23rd – World Turtle Day
25th – Africa Day
28th – World Hunger Day

JUNE

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1st – International Children’s Day
1st – Butterfly Education and Awareness Day
3rd – Bike to School Week
5th – World Environment Day
8th – World Oceans Day
8th – Bike Week
12th – World Day Against Child Labour
16th – International Day of the African Child
17th – World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
17th to 23rd – Refugee Week
20th – World Refugee Day
20th – National Clean Air Day

JULY

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3rd – International Plastic Bag Free Day
7th – World Chocolate Day
11th – World Population Day
18th – Nelson Mandela International Day
27th – National Marine Week
30th – World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

AUGUST

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9th – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
19th – World Humanitarian Day
23rd – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

SEPTEMBER

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8th – International Literacy Day
13th – Great British Beach Clean
15th – International Day of Democracy
16th – Ozone Day
21st – International Day of Peace
23rd – Recycle Week
26th – World Maritime Day
27th – World Tourism Day

OCTOBER

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1st – Black History Month
1st – International Walk to School Day
1st – International Day of Older Persons
4th – World Animal Day
4th – World Space Week
7th – World Habitat Day
11th – International Day of the Girl Child
13th – International Day for Disaster Reduction
13th – World Sight Day
15th – International Day of Rural Women
15th – Global Hand Washing Day
16th – World Food Day
17th – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
18th – Anti-Slavery Day
20th – One World Week
24th – United Nations Day
31st – World Cities Day

NOVEMBER

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10th – World Science Day for Peace and Development
11th – Armistice Day
13th – Inter-Faith Week
16th – International Day for Tolerance
19th – World Toilet Day
20th – Universal Children’s Day
30th – Remembrance Day for Lost Species

DECEMBER

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1st – Antarctica Day
2nd – International Day for Abolition of Slavery
5th – World Soils Day
10th – Human Rights Day
11th – International Mountain Day
18th – International Migrants Day
20th – International Human Solidarity Day
Further details for these special days can be found at the sites below:

https://globaldimension.org.uk/

https://www.awarenessdays.com

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Head of Geography and Assistant Vice Principal at South Molton Community College, North Devon. Exeter Chiefs supporter!
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