Labor Day - Teacher Resources

Labor Day is celebrated each year on the first Monday in September. Recognize the hard work of Americans with these Labor Day activities, printables, and lesson plans - perfect for back to school. Students will enjoy learning about the history behind this holiday. Incorporate the many achievements of American workers into a unit on careers, inventors, history, or economics. You'll also find math printables, language arts lessons, patriotic art activities, and more!

Teach your students about Labor Day with these printables. Includes reading passages with activities, a key term word search, and practicing writing skills by completing sentences.
Lesson Plans
Help students understand Labor Day with activities such as learning about child labor, creating appreciation cards or a career collage for the bulletin board, and writing individual articles to create a classroom newspaper.
Labor Day & Economics Connected
Economics is tied to jobs and working. Help your students understand this concept by having a class job fair, learning what jobs kids did in the past, or using our creative lesson on the mining industry.
Labor Day & History Connected
Explore history connections in these Labor Day resources. Includes warm-ups with comprehension questions on influential people's jobs, comparing jobs in the Middle Ages with jobs today, as well as how women entered the workforce during World War II.
Math Resources
Interconnect math skills with these Labor Day activities. Includes conducting a class survey about careers, compiling the data and creating a graph, counting, solving word problems, and finding percentages.
Labor Day Art Activities
Incorporate art activities into your Labor Day lesson by using patterns to create pictures, making a stethoscope and paper dentures, and much more.
Language Arts Activities
Choose from these activities to help students expand their knowledge about Labor Day. Students will interview an author, create and write appreciation cards, or write an acrostic poem about careers.
Jobs & Careers
Investigate Jobs and Careers with your students through activities such as interviewing another student and writing an article for a class newspaper, holding a class job fair, and learning about community helpers.

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