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Labor Day Resources for Teachers

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!
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School Jobs Crossword Puzzle
Career Words
Savvy September Sentences
Labor Day Activities
Labor Day Puzzle
Labor Day Fill-in-the-Blanks
Jobs That Depend on Other Jobs

Lesson Plans

What Is Child Labor?
Career Bulletin Board
Appreciation Cards
Women and World War II
Labor Day Newspaper


Fields of Science Quiz

Labor Day & Economics Connected

Kids at Work
Rocks in My Pocket
National Labor Organizations
Work Stoppages Involving 1,000 People or More
Persons in the Labor Force, 1840-2005
Mothers in the Labor Force
Leading Industries
Job Fair

Labor Day & History Connected

Florence Nightingale Biography: A Reading Warm-Up
Castle Life
The Story of Labor Day
Business Then and Now
Women Inventors
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey
African-American Scientists
More History Resources

Math Resources

Career Survey
A Budget
Count the Objects
Brad's Earnings
Babysitting Earnings

Labor Day Art Activities

Choose an Occupation
Firefighter's Hat
Make a Stethoscope
Doctor and Dentist Patterns
Fire Chief's Helmet
Police Officer Hat
Our Helpful Neighbors
Police and Firefighter Patterns
Nurse/EMT Hat
I Want to Be a Carpenter
More Art Activities

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Be a Journalist!
The Gingerbread Man
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
Community Helpers Writing Activity
Transcript of Authors Live with Jerry Spinelli
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Iza Trapani's Tips for Aspiring Writers
What Do You Want To Be? (¿Qué quieres ser?)
More Language Arts Activities

Jobs & Careers

Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
Interviewing Successfully
Community & Careers Printables Slideshow
Freddie the Firefighter
Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms
Community & Careers Printable Book (K-4)
Community Helpers
Seven Necessary Occupations
Administrative Expectations
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

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Are You Paid Enough?
Teacher Salaries

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December Calendar of Events
December is full of events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: World AIDS Day (12/1), International Volunteer Day (12/6), Hanukkah (begins at sundown 12/6), Handwashing Awareness Week (12/6-12), Computer Science Education Week (12/7-13), Human Rights Day (12/10), Winter Solstice (12/22), Christmas (12/25), Kwanzaa (begins 12/26), Visit the Zoo Day (12/27), and New Year's Eve (12/31). Plus, celebrate Bingo's Birthday Month, Universal Human Rights Month, and Write to a Friend Month all December long!

Hour of Code
Introduce your students to basic coding and computer science! Celebrate Computer Science Education Week from December 7-13, 2015 with our Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Kids, Top 5 Free Coding Tools for Teens, or the Hour of Code resources provided by Code.org®

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Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com (and now in print!), will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.