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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!


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

Lesson Plans

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


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

Saving the Movies Reading Warm-Up
Greeks at Work
Living on a Medieval Manor
Castle Life
The Story of Labor Day
Business Then and Now
Women Inventors
More History Resources

Math Resources

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

Labor Day Art Activities

Choose an Occupation
Firefighter's Hat
Fire Engine and Police Car Puzzle
Make a Stethoscope
Fire Chief's Helmet
Police Officer Hat
Nurse/EMT Hat
Make a Set of Teeth
Join the Firefighters!
Our Helpful Neighbors
More Art Activities

Language Arts Activities

Suggested Author Interview Questions
Be a Journalist!
Curious George's First Day of School Teacher's Guide
The Firefighter Reading Warm-Up
What Do You Want To Be? (¿Qué quieres ser?)
I'd Prefer... (Solving Conundrums)
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
The Gingerbread Man
Community Helpers Writing Activity
A Trip to the Firehouse by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
More Language Arts Activities

Jobs & Careers

Community Helpers: Matching
Brainstorming About Jobs
Freddie the Firefighter
Seven Necessary Occupations
Getting a Good Recommendation
Interviewing Successfully
Animal Scientists Quiz
Assess the Program Before You Accept the Job: Seven Areas
Administrative Expectations
Presidents' Occupations
More Jobs & Careers Teacher Resources

Public Opinion Polls

Are You Paid Enough?
Teacher Salaries


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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.

August Calendar of Events
August is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Friendship Day (8/2), President Obama's Birthday (8/4/1961), Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (8/5/1930), International Art Appreciation Day (8/9), International Youth Day (8/12), Aviation Day (8/19), Tooth Fairy Day (8/22), International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition (8/23), and Women's Equality Day (8/26). Plus, celebrate Back to School Month and Get Ready for Kindergarten Month all August long!

Back to School Headquarters
August is Back to School Month and many of you will be returning to the classroom very soon. Feeling unprepared? We have you covered! Check out our very best resources and advice for New Teachers (applicable for the new and experienced), as well as Bulletin Board ideas, Open House materials, and general Classroom Management tips for a successful new school year.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

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